Project 5.6

5 countries. 6 months. A life-changing experience.

Project 5.6 is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel to 5 different countries in 6 months. Along the way you’ll impact the future generation as you teach children in refugee camps, share life across meals with locals, collaborate on cultural research projects, and hang out with local university students. Did we mention that you’ll also get to experience some of the world’s most stunning places along the way? Places as unbelievable as Angkor Wat in Cambodia, the Mongolian Steppe, the Great Wall of China, and the Hagia Sophia in Turkey. This unique program is for people of all ages. If you feel like you're ready to move quickly through the application and acceptance process, then try Fast Track. If you would rather start with a phone call with one of our advisors, then visit the Get Started page.

Project 5.6 Experiences

Click on the red countries below to learn more about them.


Colorful Vietnam πŸ‡»πŸ‡³ ||| β€œThe people of Vietnam have such an eagerness and openness to meet foreigners and share their culture with us. They look into our lives with curious hearts wondering why we do things the way we do, why we make the choices we make, why we serve our spouses and spend time with our family. They wonder why we would give up the comforts of America to travel around the world and be away from our families, to receive only a little salary, just to be with them.” - ELIC Alum. Interested in learning more about ELIC in Vietnam? Direct message us! ||| #weareelic #elic #elicengage #vietnam

March 15, 2018

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Friends & Patterns ||| Teammates are the best! ||| Photo: @kaitlynblack0 ||| #mongolia #elic #weareelic #elicengage

March 14, 2018

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Spend your summer in China! ||| The Teacher Training Program (TTP) offers the wonderful privilege and opportunity to work with Chinese primary, middle school, and high school teachers for four weeks of English instruction. You will enjoy learning about local culture through the cross-cultural components of the curriculum.

During your free time, you will be able to explore the city, talk with locals, and experience the local culture. The program begins with one week of training in Beijing where you will be prepared to teach classes, get to know your team, and enjoy outings to the Great Wall and other favorite Beijing sites.

ELIC has partnered with the Chinese government for nearly 30 years and has trained more than 50,000 Chinese teacher trainees. You will have the unique opportunity to pour into the lives of these dear teachers, building deep friendships and bringing hope and love. The encouragement and creativity you offer will be invaluable to them, and in turn, you will be blessed by their love and generosity. ||| #weareelic #elic #elicengage #summer2018

March 13, 2018

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Lifelong Stories ||| Remember that one time in Mongolia when I got to hold a golden-eagle!!? πŸ˜±πŸ™Š Make an impact in the lives of your students by sharing with them the greatest story ever told. The door is open and we need people like YOU. Click the link in our bio to reach out and learn more! ||| #weareelic #elic #elicengage #mongolia

March 12, 2018

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From October to May there is little to no rain in Laos resulting in fields of dirt and dust πŸπŸ’¨ ||| We have a few exciting videos from Laos and Cambodia to share with you all soon! ||| #weareelic #elic #elicengage #laos ||| Photo: @danifairr |||

March 8, 2018

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Equal Opportunity ||| ELIC sends passionate, committed people to work in some of the most remarkable places on Earth. We are investing in future leaders around the globe and believe YOU are a key part of transforming lives and fighting for social justice. Live a life worthy of the greatest calling. Join us as we impact lives around the globe! ||| #weareelic #elic #elicengage #socialjustice

March 7, 2018

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A life well lived |||

March 6, 2018

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Student Meals ||| Friendships with students are often built outside of the classroom through shared meals, working out together, or exploring new places on the weekend. Students want to get to know you and about where you come from. It is one of our greatest joys to sit down with students and be able to get to know them on a deeper level - especially over amazing food! ||| #weareelic #elic #elicengage ||| Photo by: Anna |||

March 5, 2018

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ELIC on the road ✈️🚘🚲 ||| Keep an eye out for our team as we travel around North America! Want to learn more about what teaching overseas looks like? On Monday, 3/5 at 10 am MST, we will be hosting an Instagram live Q&A with our mobilization department. We’ll be chatting about China and how YOU can make an immediate impact through education. Join us and say πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹||| #weareelic #elic #elicengage #cedarvilleuniversity

February 27, 2018

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