SWAP’s Teach in Vietnam program places participants in schools and universities around Vietnam to teach for one semester and experience local life like a tourist cannot. It is our mission to ensure that all participants have an enjoyable, memorable and positive experience in Vietnam; that they develop an understanding of the Vietnamese culture; make a worthwhile contribution to their placement school; develop their skills set; obtain a teaching qualification and have an amazing experience.


  • Eligibility: Canadians aged 20-35. You must be fully fluent in English, have a clean criminal background (a police check will be required), and hold a Bachelor's degree (any subject, you will need to bring the original degree with you into Vietnam). You must also hold a TEFL or TESOL certificate (minimum 110 hours). Applicants will commit to one academic term that is approximately 4.5 months plus a 6-day arrival group orientation prior to the placement
  • Registration Deadline: There are 2 opportunities per year; the January semester and the August semester. Placements fill up quickly in advance so registration remains open throughout the year. If you have a specific semester in mind, applications close approximately 3 months prior to the beginning of the semester (eg. October closing for a January start, and May closing for an August start). Placements are subject to availability and

    Level of support:

    Self Guided

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Price Range: $$$$$

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