For this program, you could be based in the bustling capital city of Phnom Penh, the idyllic rural countryside of Kampong Thma, or the historic city of Siem Reap. Whether you choose to serve for 3 weeks or 6 weeks, the program begins with an orientation and training to prepare you for teaching and your new cultural context. For the next three weeks, your primary focus will be teaching English to Cambodian youth in a variety of settings. When you aren’t teaching, you’ll spend time lesson planning, studying the local language, and assisting long-term teachers. You’ll also have opportunities for cultural exploration throughout your time in Cambodia. If you’re interested in serving long-term with ELIC this program offers a good perspective on what life overseas looks like.
- Food and housing
- International Travel
- Sightseeing opportunities
- Medical and evacuation coverage
- Orientation, training, and debriefing
- Visa and document processing
- Support development materials
- Donor receipting
- Teaching curriculum
- Screening and team placement
- Contracts with individual host schools
- And more!
At ELIC, we don’t want you to ever feel like you’re raising support on your own. We provide a wide range of resources to ensure you feel fully supported and well informed throughout the process. Some of those resources include:
- A dedicated Candidate Advisor to walk through the support raising process with you
- A Support Raising Guide, specifically written by our staff for short term service overseas
- Access to a support letter generator
- Access to support letter examples
- Access to an online donation tracking system that shows you how much you’ve raised, who’s donated to you and their contact information
- Access to an online platform that hosts a variety of helpful documents, articles and book suggestions
- A discounted rate to Provisio Fundraising Solutions – a third party financial support raising product
- Printed donor cards, business reply envelopes and stamps to get you started
- Some college required.
- Must be currently enrolled in undergraduate program.
- All majors acceptable.
- Proficient in speaking English.
- Enthusiasm to share your hope and life.
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.Country Details
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.Country Details
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.Country Details
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.Country Details
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.Country Details
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.Country Details
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.Country Details
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).Country Details
Perched on the northwest corner of North Africa, a 30-minute ferry ride from Spain across the Strait of Gibraltar, Morocco was called by the late King Hassan II “a tree whose roots lie in Africa but whose leaves breathe in Europe.”Country Details