Global Nomadic

English Education Assistant

La Gi, Viet Nam show on map

Agency | Global Nomadic

Assist in teaching English with a local school alongside local staff and other volunteers in a Flexible placement, tailored according to your interests and abilities. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

The project

This project takes place in the south part of the country in La Gi, a charming small beach town where you will experience an authentic local feel. The purpose of the project is to teach English to the children in the local schools and in this way to contribute to providing better prospects for them in the future. With the guidance and support of the local teachers, you can use the lesson plans which are based on the curriculum and match them with fun and interactive games and activities, real-life situations and conversations.

You will have a truly unique experience exploring Vietnamese culture and broadening the children’s minds!

The location

Vietnam, one of the most populated countries in the world, is a place with captivating nature, an interesting turbulent past and it enjoys a lot of interest from tourists. While its economy is growing fast and it is very much a country on the move, Vietnam has kept a lot of its traditions and has not been westernized as much as Thailand and Cambodia . One aspect which is unchanged is the traditional Vietnamese cuisine which is still preferred by the locals over anything else and is a source of pride. The country is witnessing a fast growth immediately visible in the developing cities with refurbished roads and new buildings springing up. In contrast, Vietnam’s beautiful countryside in the north along with its typical rice fields and beaches remain unchanged and ever so appealing.

Typical day

Your first day will ease you into the program and introduce you to the school and all its facilities. In the afternoon you will participate in classroom activities and show the teachers your abilities. It is possible to serve as a classroom assistant or lead teacher.

The rest of the week you will spend your time teaching for 2-3 hours per day and preparing for the classes for another two hours. You will have an opportunity to get involved in all the regular activities at the school and provide assistance where it is needed. Spending time with the children and local teachers will allow you to get to know their culture better, to exchange stories and experiences and to make new friends.

***The schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.***

Details on Arrival

Project is on-going, and you can join at any time, depending upon availability. Placements start each Monday.

Free-time activities

The highlight of any trip to Vietnam is to learn about their recent history, and experience life as a Vietcon in the Cu Chi tunnels. There are also plenty of beaches and culture to soak in.
Swimming
Diving/Snorkling
Museum/Opera

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High School level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Passion and enthusiasm to get to know the country, lots of energy and creativity, and not afraid to stand up in front of a class of students.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Included Services

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Before your journey

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On-site services

Services by Global Nomadic
  • food
  • accommodation
  • airport pickup
  • orientation
  • in-country support
  • project activities.
Airport Pickup at Tan Son Nhat International Airport
We will pick you up at Ho Chi Minh City Airport.
Accommodation

Your accommodation is a cozy guesthouse with 7 rooms reserved for volunteers. You will be sharing single-gender rooms with 4-6 other volunteers. All rooms are air-conditioned, lockable and have private bathrooms and hot showers. They are equipped with fans and bed linens; however, you need to bring your own towels. Conveniently located in the centre of La Gi, the guesthouse is a mere 10-15 minutes taxi ride from the local beach. The surrounding coffee shops are at your disposal for relaxation and reflection in your free time and you can venture out to explore the local restaurants which boast to be the makers of the best Pho in town. If you need to go to a supermarket, there is one within 10-15 minute walking distance and a little further away you can also find an ATM. Beyond walking, there are many taxis and rickshaws that will take you to any destination of your choice.

There is wifi available in the guesthouse; however, the quality of the connection depends on the weather conditions and at times, the heavy rain will affect it.

Private rooms are available for an additional £100(please ask for $ equivalent) per week.

Arrival is on a Sunday and departure/check-out is on Saturday before 12:00 pm during the last week of your program.

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages
You placement includes three meals per day consisting mainly of typical Vietnamese food and are served at the guesthouse or occasionally at one of the restaurants nearby.
Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN) in Ho Chi Minh City. We assist you to find cheap flights to Viet Nam.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Viet Nam provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Viet Nam you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Viet Nam.
Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$ 1,400
5 weeks
$ 1,750
6 weeks
$ 2,100
7 weeks
$ 2,450
9 weeks
$ 3,150
11 weeks
$ 3,850
24 weeks (max. stay)
$ 8,400
Average fees
$ 350 /week

You can volunteer at the project site in La Gi/Viet Nam between 4 weeks and 24 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Global Nomadic will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Viet Nam.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Global Nomadic during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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