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IVHQ Scholarships

Apply for a Teach & Volunteer Abroad Scholarship

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.

Win a teach and volunteer scholarship

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.

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Supported by STA Travel and World Nomads

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.

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