TEFL Gap Years

A TEFL placement is one of the most popular options for a gap year abroad, whether you’re taking a break from a PGCE course in the UK, already a teacher but looking to broaden your horizons or simply wanting to immerse yourself in a different culture, taking the initial TEFL course and then planting yourself overseas can be a super rewarding role. Of course, just speaking English as your native tongue is not quite enough, to qualify for a role Teaching English as Foreign Language abroad, you’ll need to complete a TEFL course, of which there are plenty in the UK, but for convenience we’ve listed a few here:

You can sit the qualifying course in around 20 hours, you can even complete the TEFL qualification in weekend or do the course online, both start at around £150. The Gapify providers offer TEFL job placements all over the world, some paying up to £2,000 per month in places like South Korea and Japan. Often, there will be assistance with living costs too, however in some locations, living costs are very cheap too - think South America, Africa and South East Asia.

We’ve split this page into two sections. The first is a list of TEFL Course providers, in layman’s terms the guys who can get you qualified. The next section features a range TEFL Job provider companies, jump straight to the jobs here.


TEFL Gap Year Companies

We found 5 companies in our database that provide TEFL gap years. Choose one below to learn more.

Gap Provider What They Offer: Learn More
Gap Provider
Outreach Internationalbrand-logoWe make volunteering abroad possible for gap year students, career break volunteers (those with specialist skills or just wanting a change), and increasingly retired persons who have a life-time of experience and skills to share with a community.Visit Site »
What They Offer: We make volunteering abroad possible for gap year students, career break volunteers (those with specialist skills or just wanting a change), and increasingly retired persons who have a life-time of experience and skills to share with a community.
Travellers Worldwidebrand-logoEnrich your life and change you and the lives of others with a volunteering holiday as a vacation, on a gap year or career break, or by gaining valuable work experience to boost your CV/ResumeVisit Site »
What They Offer: Enrich your life and change you and the lives of others with a volunteering holiday as a vacation, on a gap year or career break, or by gaining valuable work experience to boost your CV/Resume
Projects Abroadbrand-logoFor over 20 years Projects Abroad have been experts in volunteering abroad, work experience and gap year placements. Founded in 1992, Projects Abroad has now sent nearly 100,000 volunteers from all walks of life to volunteer projects in the developing world.Visit Site »
What They Offer: For over 20 years Projects Abroad have been experts in volunteering abroad, work experience and gap year placements. Founded in 1992, Projects Abroad has now sent nearly 100,000 volunteers from all walks of life to volunteer projects in the developing world.
POD Volunteeringbrand-logoPod Volunteer is an award winning non-profit organisation arranging ethical, inspiring and supported volunteering opportunities around the world since 2001. Volunteers are needed from 1 - 12 weeks for animal, conservation, child care support, education and teaching, building and community volunteering projectsVisit Site »
What They Offer: Pod Volunteer is an award winning non-profit organisation arranging ethical, inspiring and supported volunteering opportunities around the world since 2001. Volunteers are needed from 1 - 12 weeks for animal, conservation, child care support, education and teaching, building and community volunteering projects
Global Vision Internationalbrand-logoWe're a family-run organisation with an amazing culture and an awesome team of people across the world who are passionate experts in their chosen field and will make your experience a truly unforgettable one (in a good way).Visit Site »
What They Offer: We're a family-run organisation with an amazing culture and an awesome team of people across the world who are passionate experts in their chosen field and will make your experience a truly unforgettable one (in a good way).