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Messengers of Love Summer 2021 English Teaching and Cultural Exchange Program

The application deadline is May 15th 2021.

Messengers of Love is recruiting individuals who are fluent in the English language, both oral and written, and have a desire to contribute to the education of underprivileged children to participate in the English Teaching and Cultural Exchange Program. English is a language used in commerce and higher education and this summer school helps these children have a better chance of succeeding in life. We are looking for volunteers to teach English to poor and disadvantaged students ages 7 to 18 in north and central Vietnam. Along with English, we would also like to teach basic skills in using a computer and exchange cultural values. There will be two teaching sessions one from June 14th - July 5th, and one from July 12th - Aug 2nd.

Volunteers will be provided with a curriculum, all classroom materials, a local assistant, as well as food and lodging in the village you teach in. You will teach two 3 hour sessions, one in the morning, and one in the afternoon, and one hour for after class tutoring and/or fun activities. The classrooms will have approximately 20 – 25 students each.

children in the classroom

"If you decide to do any touring of Vietnam after your teaching assignment, we would be happy to help you in making arrangements.

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Anyone who meets the minimum requirements below is welcome and encouraged to apply.

Minimum Requirements for Volunteers

To apply to the program, applicants must:

  • Be a US citizen or Permanent Resident (green card)
  • Have a valid passport or able to obtain one before leaving for the trip
  • Must be over 18
  • Be fluent in the English language both oral and written
  • Have basic computer use skills
  • Be able to pass a background check
  • Be enthusiastic about teaching to underprivileged children
  • Be able to provide a copy of government ID

Preferred Skills and Experiences

In addition to the minimum requirements, applicants who have the following experiences and skills are preferred:

  • Prior experience in teaching English as a Second Language
  • College graduates or college students
  • Personal qualities of flexibility, cultural adaptability, resourcefulness, and the desire and ability to live and work abroad
  • Leadership skills, excellent work ethic, and the ability to take initiative, work well with others, and show good judgment

Please Click here to apply

** If you are under 21 you can download a Parental Consent form here.

** Applicants will need to submit a Release of Liability form with their application. Click here to download Release of Liability form.

Please click on below link(s) to review:

Teacher Volunteer Preparation Steps for Trip

Trip Details and Logistics

Trip Preparation and What to Bring

Teaching Subjects & Overview of Curriculum

Pre-trip Questionnaires

Pre-trip Training - Classroom management & Character Counts (required)

To review the finance and the breakdown of the cost and itemized budget for the project, please click on link:

Financial Information for MOL's 2020 Summer Project

To donate by check: send to Messengers Of Love, P.O. Box 590936, Houston, TX 77259

To donate online, visit: http://www.messengersoflove.com/donations.html

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