iPad
Call Us:(+44)020 81 333 885 info@experienceteachingabroad.com

Full review

12th January 2014

TEFL Heaven Thailand + Volunteer

Hannah SearcyContact

(5 Stars)  
Benefits

"There are so many, so where to start?! Firstly, you get to spend 6 weeks in Thailand and you get to see a few different places, not just one area! All accommodation is provided for the full 6 weeks, so no stress worrying about where to stay or the cost! Training takes place at a lovely resort right by the beach! You get a deep cultural experience of living with a Thai host family, eating REAL Thai food, learning to speak some Thai and learning about Thai culture. You get the experience of actually teaching in a school after your training, and the school is arranged for you - perfect! There are some fun activities and trips planned for you to be a part of! You do also get time to plan and do things that you'd like to do! Making friends is also a huge benefit - I made such special friends and relationships with other volunteers, the host family, school teachers and students! These people and friendships will stay forever close to my heart!"

Support

"There is so much support throughout every aspect, from the application process, preparations before leaving for Thailand, and for the duration of the volunteer program. I felt very much that the ETA and TEFL staffs want to help and support you with whatever you require assistance in! They were just a phone call away and kept in touch regularly to see how we were getting on. The other volunteers and our host family were all extremely supportive too and it felt like we were all a big family looking out for each other and helping one another with things we required."

Fun

"It was fun from start to finish! I found that there was fun and laughter in every aspect of the trip Ė travelling, training, teaching, free time. Teaching was fantastic and it was so enjoyable being with my students and bonding with them out of lessons. I also had a great time with the Thai teachers at my school and I went out to dinner with them and they planned for the children to do some Thai dancing for me on my last day of teaching! I made some great friendships, with other volunteers and the host family, which helped to ensure that there wasnít a day without lots of laughing, and having all sorts of fun! The activities that are organised are really enjoyable too! It was so nice to spend time and have fun together as a group, after a week of teaching at school."

Safety

"I felt extremely safe the whole time, I think largely due to the fact that itís an organised program, and we travelled together, lived together and looked out for each other. The host family really looked out for us too and had our safety as a priority. I do think that like anywhere you go, you do need to use common sense, keep your wits about you and be aware of your valuables, money, passport etc. But, like I said, I felt totally safe and to me Thailand started to feel like my home-away-from-home."

Overall

"I look back on my time in Thailand and taking part in the volunteer project, with fondness. The whole experience was incredible and by far one of the best things Iíve done! I would do it all over again tomorrow if I could! If you are thinking about doing something like this, my advice would be the following Ė donít think, DO IT!! I can guarantee you wouldnít regret it! In doing something like this, you'll learn so much about yourself and the world around you, your insights will change and your eyes will be opened to your potential and the many things that you are capable of! Although it is a lot of fun, I will also say that it does require effort and work. The primary reason for being there is to work and teach and so you will have to spend some of your own time planning and preparing lessons, and of course teaching throughout the week in a school. But what you put into it, you get back from it, and there is a great satisfaction when a lesson is successful and you see your students are really learning and taking in the things that youíve been trying to teach them. I really felt like I had the time of my life! I took a lot away with me from my experience! I learnt a lot about myself and my potential, as well as gaining self confidence, making special friendships, creating lasting memories giving of my time to the school and children I taught. Thailand and the people I met throughout my experience have left a lasting impression on my heart! Thank you TEFL Heaven!!!"

"I look back on my time in Thailand and taking part in the volunteer project, with fondness. The whole experience was incredible and by far one of the best things Iíve done! I would do it all over again tomorrow if I could! If you are thinking about doing something like this, my advice would be the following Ė donít think, DO IT!! I can guarantee wouldnít regret it! And If you go with TEFL Heaven, you will be in the best hands, have the greatest experience and the most fun - that I am positive of!"

For news, updates and info,
sign up to our free newsletter

© TEFL Heaven - Website Design and SEO by Cozy Digital