A huge, international metropolis, Hong Kong offers an overseas experience unlike any other. As you teach, your team will encounter the unmatched energy of Southeast Asia’s most captivating city filled with both beautiful mountains and oceans.
You will start each day teaching three hours of conversational English to your own class of 20 teenagers. While the curriculum is provided, classroom time is meant to be fun, dynamic, and interactive so we encourage teachers to be creative as they formulate their lesson plans. Afternoon sessions consist of conversation practice and cultural presentations. Time spent with students outside of the classroom often creates opportunities for deeper conversations to take place and is where the heart of our ministry lies. Evenings are primarily spent with your team, allowing for time to plan for the following day and have intentional time spent in community, fellowship, and reflection.
June 22 – 25 Corporate orientation in Chicago
June 25 – 26 Travel to Hong Kong
June 27 – July 1 In-country orientation
July 2 – 21 Teaching
July 22 Depart for Vision Trip (Mainland China, Laos or Cambodia)
July 23 – 27 Time in 2nd country
July 28 Return to Hong Kong
July 29 - 30 Debrief
July 31 Depart Hong Kong and return to Chicago
One of the most unique aspects to this program is that teachers have the opportunity to visit a second country during their fifth week in Asia. Country options include Mainland China, Laos, or Cambodia and activities include (but are not limited) to the following:
Visit the Great Wall
Visit the Forbidden City
Visit Tiananmen Square
Visit a local 3-self church
Participate in 'English Corners'
Cultural exchange days with university students
Visit Kuangsi Waterfall
Visit Tad Se Waterfall
Sunset boat ride on Mekong
Walking tour of the city
Enjoy the local cuisine
Lunch with local Khmer students and long term teachers
Visit Siem Reap
Visit Jars of Clay & Khmer Circus
Visit Toul Sleng Genocide Museum
Visit Angkor Wat Temples
Dinner Boat Cruise w/ long-term team
Visit White Lotus Cultural Learning Village
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.