Teach English - University Students

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Teach in a local English Learning Centre alongside other international volunteers, getting to know Uni life in Asia! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+

The main objective is to create opportunities for learning through cultural exchange in the setting of an English Learning Centre and leisure industry class. As a teacher in the class, you will interact with students aged 19-25 and recreate real-life situations. Through role plays and previously prepared teaching materials you can teach English in a spontaneous and creative way. The students are eager to learn English and to meet foreigners and you will learn about their culture and way of life in return.

Make new friends with young people in a process of cultural exchange and teaching!

The program provides you a very rewarding experience in Vietnam to help improving English proficiency of the university students by using English as the main medium of instruction as a temporary teacher. 

You play an important role in the contribution whether during your gap year, career break or during a volunteer vacation. The impact you have on the students will be obvious, but you will also be part of a much larger network of international volunteers which is making a positive and ongoing contribution to the wider community. A fix-curriculum will be provided while at placement and you may have to teach at the language centre.

While volunteering you may be involved in:

  • Creating lesson plans
  • Managing English conversation and grammar exercises
  • Teaching formal English classes
  • Playing games and singing songs with the students

Typical day

Monday - Friday opt for morning or afternoon class with another class in evening. You spend about 3 hours a day teaching the uni students. You can expect to spend between 3-4 hours teaching throughout the day, 20 hours on average a week. You will be expected to work five days a week and will have the weekends off, giving you plenty of time to go on excursions around the country or to relax and unwind. Enjoy your free time during the day and weekends with the new friends which you will make during your stay.

Free-time activities

During day off, volunteers have free time to relax and explore the local area or other parts of surrounding Hanoi or Northern Vietnam. There are plenty of things to do and see near Hanoi, including palaces and museums, trekking through national parks and caves, and relaxing in the city garden. For those volunteers interested in traveling further afield, there are many great destinations to choose from, including Ha Long Bay, Tam Dao National Park, Sapa and Ninh Binh which is famous for its' beautiful scenery.
Water Sports


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
Education Requirements
at High School level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by INVOLVE Travel

  • Airport pick-up
  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Volunteer Placement
  • Transportation if placement is beyond walking distance from accommodation

Airport Pickup at Noi Bai International Airport

Noi Bai International Airport, Hanoi


The accommodation is a typical local house where you will be sharing with other volunteers and university students. Typically it's a 6-8 people sharing.

Dorm Room Youth Hostel
Food & Beverages

Three meals provided at the volunteer centre or volunteer house on daily basis.

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 Noi Bai International Airport (HAN) in Hanoi. We assist you to find cheap flights to Vietnam.
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 Vietnam provides security and is a plus to have.
If you are intending to volunteer in Vietnam you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Vietnam.

Dates & Fees


Details on arrival

Program is on-going, and you can join at any time, depending upon availability. Placements start each Monday. This project is available all year round annually with the start date on every Monday. Arrival on the Sunday prior to the start date.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
4 - 12 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$ 110
12 weeks (max. stay)
$ 110
Average fees
$ 18 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. INVOLVE Travel will let you know about the final price during your application process.
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 INVOLVE Travel during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or cash at arrival at the project site.

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Teach English - University Students

Teach in a local English Learning Centre alongside other international volunteers, getting to know Uni life in Asia!


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