At International Volunteer HQ, we’re proud to support first-time teachers and experienced educators in increasing access to education in communities in over 35 destinations worldwide.
Our volunteer abroad scholarships are open to anyone with a willingness to learn and get out of their comfort zone, while be immersed in a new country and culture alongside other international volunteers.
Applications open for the IVHQ Teach & Volunteer Abroad Scholarship on Sunday 28 May, 2017 (PST). This scholarship offers the opportunity to participate on a 2-week teaching volunteer abroad project in the destination of your choice choice.
The scholarship offers the opportunity to participate on a 2-week teaching volunteer abroad placement in the destination of the recipient’s choice. The scholarship includes an internationally recognized 100 hour CCELT TEFL course to take before departing to the program of your choice, a US$1000 flight voucher from STA Travel, as well as a comprehensive volunteer travel insurance package from World Nomads. The registration fee and volunteer program fee will be covered by IVHQ.
As our scholarship recipient, you’ll be equipped with a TEFL certification from CCELT Online before departing to volunteer and teach English in the destination of your choice! In your spare time, you’ll be blogging (or vlogging) for IVHQ, sharing your volunteering experience and and how you’re applying the skills you’ve developed from your TEFL course to your teaching placement.
The TEFL course proved to be incredibly valuable, despite my existing classroom experience as a teacher back at home. It has focused my planning, reminding me to prioritise student talking time. It has provided me with an enormous range of options for games and activities. It has helped me to understand the needs of children and teenagers in the classroom, and the stages of second language acquisition. - Hannah Pitts (Teach & Volunteer Abroad Scholarship Recipient)
Our all-inclusive volunteer programs provide volunteers with comprehensive pre-departure support services and training, as well as in-country program orientations, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support.
Applications for the scholarship close at 5pm on 25 June 2017 (PST). IVHQ’s expert panel of judges will then select a group of finalists to be in the running to win our Teach & Volunteer Abroad Scholarship and voting will be open to the public to select our overall winner.
Who is eligible for the scholarship?
The scholarship is open to anyone of any nationality who is over the age of 18 with a passion for Teaching English abroad.
Where are volunteer teaching placements available?
The scholarship recipient will be able to teach and volunteer in any one of the 35+ destinations in which IVHQ offers a volunteer Teaching project. Explore your options here.
What if I don’t know where I want to volunteer?
You’re not alone! If you know you want to teach abroad in 2017 but aren’t sure where yet, you can certainly still apply for the scholarship. If you are selected as a finalist, the IVHQ team will be happy to assist you in selecting a destination that’s the best fit for you.
When can I travel to my program?
The scholarship recipient can travel to the destination of choice on any date between July 2017 and July 2018, after completing the online CCELT TEFL course.
I’ve already registered to volunteer with IVHQ. Can I still apply for this scholarship?
Yes! We recommend securing your place on your chosen program and if successful, your registration and program fees will be refunded to you.
Information on the program prize and how to enter form part of these conditions of entry. By applying for this scholarship, you agree to be bound by these conditions of entry and all decisions of the program promoter (International Volunteer HQ), which are final in all matters relating to the promotion. The program and these conditions of entry are void where prohibited by law. Any changes to these conditions of entry will be published on the International Volunteer HQ website at www.volunteerhq.org.
The promoter is International Volunteer HQ, 99 Devon Street West, New Plymouth, 4310.
Employees of International Volunteer HQ, STA Travel and World Nomads and their subsidiaries and affiliated companies, and members of their immediate families or households, are ineligible to apply for this scholarship.
It is free to apply for the scholarship. One application accepted, per person. Applications will be accepted for previous IVHQ volunteers, as well as for individuals who have not volunteered with IVHQ before. The applicant must be 18 years of age or older at the closure of applications (25 June 2017 at 7:00pm PST) and hold a valid passport with at least 6 months validity. Scholarship applications will only be accepted via the application form on the www.volunteerhq.org website. The application form must include contact details, along with answers to applicable questions.
The scholarship entries can be submitted from 28 May 2017 at 5:00pm and close on 25 June 2017 at 5:00pm (PST). Applications are deemed to be received at the time of receipt by International Volunteer HQ and International Volunteer HQ records are conclusive as to the time of receipt. All dates are subject to change if necessary in International Volunteer HQ’s discretion.
On 26 June 2017, a selection of scholarship submissions will be shortlisted by International Volunteer HQ’s expert panel of judges and the nominees will be notified via email to advise that they have have been selected as finalists. These finalists will be required to support IVHQ in creating a personal profile to be published on the IVHQ website. Finalists who fail to supply their volunteer profile by the time specified by IVHQ, will be ineligible for the voting stage of the IVHQ Teach & Volunteer Abroad scholarship. On 2 July 2017 at 5:00pm (PST), the finalists’ submissions will be published on International Volunteer HQ’s website and public voting for IVHQ’s Volunteer of the Year will begin. Public voting will close on 16 July 2017 at 5:00pm (PST). There is a limit of one vote per email address, per day for the IVHQ Teach & Volunteer Abroad Scholarship. Voting will be monitored and any entries with automated votes from the same IP address may be disqualified from the awards. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into, including in the event of a dispute.
The successful applicant will receive the following;
- IVHQ Registration Fee and 2-week IVHQ Program Fee
- US$1000 travel credit which can be applied to any product sold by STA Travel
- A volunteer travel insurance package from World Nomads
- 100 hour CCELT TEFL Course
The prize cannot be refunded, transferred, substituted or redeemed for cash.
The winner must begin the volunteer program before 30 July 2018.
As part of the scholarship, the recipient must:
- Submit three featured blogs from their volunteer trip (within two months of completing the program) that will be published on International Volunteer HQ’s website and social media channels.
- Post photos of their volunteer trip to Instagram so that we can follow your journey.
The scholarship winner will be notified via email or phone and the winners’ names will be published on the International Volunteer HQ website within 7 days following selection.
If the scholarship winner has not accepted the prize within 7 days, the next nominee with the 2nd highest amount of votes will be selected as the scholarship recipient.
No responsibility is accepted for late, lost or misdirected submissions or any errors or failures in internet or other communications. International Volunteer HQ reserves the right to cancel or modify the scholarship promotion if, in its sole discretion, the administration of the scholarship promotion is impaired for technical or other reasons beyond its reasonable control and, in such an event, may select the Scholarship recipient from all valid entries received prior to the impairment.
The scholarship recipient will be responsible for covering the costs associated with traveling to the volunteer program, which includes but is not limited to flights (for any amount over the US$1,000 credit provided by STA Travel), visas, vaccinations, criminal background check and spending money.
By entering and voting during the scholarship, you consent to being entered into a database and the promoter (International Volunteer HQ) may use this information for future email promotions and marketing purposes, which you can choose to opt out of at any time. Furthermore, competition entrants consent that their emails may be used by any scholarship partners for future email promotions and marketing purposes.
The scholarship winner is also subject to the International Volunteer HQ Terms and Conditions of Service.
Throughout the year, IVHQ’s Scholarships give multiple recipients the opportunity to experience and contribute to an IVHQ program of their choice for 2 weeks. These scholarships include:
- Medical Volunteer Abroad Scholarship
- Travel Blogger Scholarship
- Volunteer of the Year Scholarship
- Teach and Volunteer Abroad Scholarship
To be notified of future scholarship opportunities, enter your details here.