What is the expectation for how long I’ll be teaching?

Allie Cavallaro

9/01/2017

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As explained above, we try to align our teachers’ sessions as best as possible with the Nepali academic calendar, and, for this reason, do not wish to encourage sessions shorter than 10 weeks. We try very hard to be an experience that our teachers enjoy while not falling into the trap of “voluntourism.” Our 10-week […]

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Do I have to start the program on the designated start dates?

Allie Cavallaro

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While the dates provided are somewhat flexible, we really encourage our fellows to stick to them whenever possible. We train our teachers and travel within Nepal, in groups, so logistically any large separation from those dates makes things a bit challenging. We expect our teachers to book their tickets to arrive within a day of […]

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What age will I be teaching? How many students will I have?

Allie Cavallaro

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This is a great question that  we really can’t answer with certainty. Trek to Teach has partnerships with a group of schools in the Annapurna Region of Nepal. Once our teachers arrive in their village, it is really up to the headmaster of their school to place each fellow in the level and subject where […]

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How many days a week should I expect to be teaching?

Allie Cavallaro

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Our teachers teach six days a week, from 10 am until about 4 pm, Sunday-Friday. Very often, schools have half-days on Fridays and frequent holidays (sometimes unexpectedly), which allows our teachers to explore the region they’re living in on leisure treks. Teachers are expected to teach for most of the day, but are always given […]

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Is there a certain curriculum I’m supposed to teach?

Allie Cavallaro

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Since TTT’s partner schools are public schools, there are government-mandated curriculums and books designed for different age groups. You will receive copies of these curriculums and books before arriving in Nepal for you to review and our TTT Nepal team will be able to answer any specific curriculum-based questions you may have. That being said, […]

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Do I have to teach just English?

Allie Cavallaro

8/31/2017

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Nope! Our primary focus is to teach English, but we have lots of teachers who express interests in teaching other subjects in addition to English. Some teach art, physical education, math, and science! Others are asked to take on other subjects due to shortages of Nepali teachers, and find themselves teaching things like handwriting, social […]

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Do I get to choose which village I am placed in?

Allie Cavallaro

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During your final interview with our founder, Brad Hurvitz, we determine which village we think you would be best fit for. We determine this based on your personality and preferences, and have found that we typically place our teachers in places that they are well suited to adapt to, however, if you have specific preferences […]

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Do I need to be an American Citizen to participate in this program?

Allie Cavallaro

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Absolutely not! Our teachers come from many countries all over the globe! Our only requirements are that you have a will to change the world, are fluent in English, and are able to obtain a Nepali Visa for the amount of time you will be teaching in Nepal for.

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Do I need a college degree or TESL/TEFL Certification?

Allie Cavallaro

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Nope! We train our teachers prior to their departure, and guide them as best as we can with trainers who have already taught through TTT. While teaching experience may be helpful, it is not a must, and neither is a college degree or certification. We do, however, have a partnership with the International TEFL Academy […]

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What do I need to apply?

Brad HurvitzBrad Hurvitz

6/01/2014

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Our application process is very straightforward. First you will want to determine what term you would like to go to Nepal. This can be discussed and altered in the future if necessary. To apply you will need your resume and a cover letter (specified to why you want to participate in TTT). We do love […]

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