Spend your summer building relationships and impacting lives through education.
Engage is a summer program designed to provide you with opportunities to pour into the lives of students from around the world by teaching conversational English.
Opportunities range anywhere from 4 to 8 weeks, and the experience can be utilized to fulfill an internship, practicum requirements, or just provide you with the chance to "engage" with students in a way that creates lifelong impact!
Click on the red countries below to learn more about them.
China is known as being the longest, continuous civilization on earth. ELIC considers it a privilege to work alongside our Chinese brothers and sisters throughout the last few decades as the country has experienced tremendous economic growth and reform. Our teachers enjoy living on university campuses where they spend their daily lives with students, colleagues, and neighbors. Working alongside the government and school partners has allowed our organization to thrive and find our place of influence in this society.
China is known as being the longest, continuous civilization on earth.
ELIC considers it a privilege to work alongside our Chinese brothers and sisters throughout the last few decades as the country has experienced tremendous economic growth and reform. Our teachers enjoy living on university campuses where they spend their daily lives with students, colleagues, and neighbors. Working alongside the government and school partners has allowed our organization to thrive and find our place of influence in this society.
University students in the capital city of Phnom Penh are eager and excited to meet you. Our team of teachers are looking forward to helping you connect with the community and put you in a position to thrive as you teach and influence young leaders. The laid back culture of Cambodia is a perfect fit for those looking to connect with students over coffee and enjoy meaningful conversations with new and curious friends.
Known in the ancient world as Mesopotamia, present day Iraq in the Middle East was considered one of the cradles of human civilization and a world center of its time. Bordered by the countries of Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Iran, Iraq has 36 miles of coastline on the Persian Gulf. This oil rich, predominantly Muslim country is in transition politically, economically, and socially.
A safe haven for so many in a region of unrest, Jordan has a timeless reputation of welcoming visitors. From the first ‘ahlan wa sahlan’ said in greeting, the people of Jordan delight travelers with their fascinating homeland. Blessed with a disproportionate number of natural and man-made wonders, Jordan inspires the imagination and fascinates travelers in search of origins of faith.
Laos is a tropical country located in Southeast Asia. It borders Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand. Although Laos has a small population of about 6.8 million people, it has approximately 160 people groups. Our teachers in Laos constantly rave about the warmth and hospitality that the Lao locals are known for.
Though teaching children doesn’t fit the typical model that we have followed for more than three decades, when we saw the devastation that the war in Syria was creating, we knew we had to use our expertise to help. Many of our students have never been in a classroom because they have only known war for their entire lives. Our teachers are uniquely positioned to show deep and lasting love to their students by empowering them for a bright future.
Mongolia is an Asian country that borders Russia and China and is home to just over 3 million people. It is often referred to as the “Land of Eternally Blue Sky” because it has, on average, 250 sunny days each year. Each year, our teams have the privilege of working in both the city and in more rural areas of Mongolia working alongside Mongolian colleagues and educating the future leaders.
Stand on the highest peak in Tunisia, the smallest country in North Africa, and you can view the panoramic beauty of the Mediterranean Sea to the north, and the vast expanses of the Sahara Desert to the south (and as the crow flies, Italy is close by, just across the sea).
At the invitation of the government and universities, ELIC teachers continue to enjoy positions of influence in their classes, campuses, and neighborhoods. We find that our students in Vietnam are eager to learn English and excited to be your friend and introduce you to their culture and country.
Perched on a hill at the edge of the Judean desert just five miles south of Jerusalem, Bethlehem is on of the oldest towns in Israel and holds extensive historical and cultural significance. Since 1995, Bethlehem has been under the control of the Palestinian National Authority, which has initiated a program of economic recovery and tourism.