When you go abroad to teach English in Taiwan with GeoVisions Foundation, you will be earning more than a competitive salary. Your teaching job can be an excellent alternative to the traditional post-graduate employment path. It is also an amazing opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others while experiencing the rich culture of the East.
Taiwan is a country of contrast, where cutting edge modern conveniences lie below a traditional culture that remains strong today.
There are many opportunities for adventure to be found while teaching English in Taiwan. From discovering the chaotic city night markets to hiking on Yangminshan to lounging on the beaches of Kenting, you will find there is plenty to explore.
If you want to immerse yourself in Chinese culture and learn Mandarin Chinese while still having all the modern conveniences available, teaching in Taiwan is for you!
One-year contract required.
Not Included. For US citizens, you can enter Taiwan without a visa. Then your school director will assist you with the documentation necessary to apply for an ARC (Alien Residence Certificate). For
2019 Dates: (subject to change)
The fee you pay to teach in Taiwan goes to our 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity, The GeoVisions Foundation. Be sure to speak to your tax preparer to see if any of these fees can be deducted as a charitable donation. Also, ask your tax preparer about moving costs and if you can deduct those as well.
A minimum monthly salary of $1,680 is guaranteed, even if you
Assistance in finding accommodation is included, but teachers pay their own rent. Rent is generally between USD $250 and $400 per month, exclusive of electricity and water (which is generally quite affordable). In some instances Internet is provided in accommodation costs, in other instances, it must be purchased separately.
Teachers are awarded an accredited TEFL Certificate at the end of their first year. This encompasses initial training, branch training, 1, 3, and 6-month follow-up training, and a minimum of 800 hours of practicum teaching. This TEFL certificate is FREE.
You will receive 15 paid public holidays and another 10 paid vacation days, based on the schools’ protocol.
If you have a Bachelor's degree, you do not need a TEFL or TESOL certificate for this program. In fact, by the end of your year, you will have earned a full 800-Hour TEFL certificate for free.
If you have an Associate's degree, you will need TEFL or TESOL certification to be accepted. There are many places to earn your TEFL or TESOL certification. One of those places is
With GeoVisions Foundation, you can earn your 120-hour TEFL Certification online, or take your GeoVisions Foundation course onsite in Peru, Turkey, Italy or Greece and then travel to Taiwan to begin teaching after graduation. The in-class TEFL consists of 130-hours and 10 hours of practicum. Please let us know if you have any interest in these courses.
Over the years we have met teachers who have had horrible experiences when they think they are going into a fantastic overseas teaching job only to find out they are not going to a real school, but a corporate school and not a true International school. They have been caught in a signed contract without having visited the school or met the administrators. Where do they turn without a support team who’s only job is to look out for you?
At GeoVisions, we have pre-screened the school and the position and in most cases, we have placed teachers at that school before. We make sure you’re being paid the highest thank you gift from the school as possible. We provide a formal orientation, starting when we pick you up at the airport. You will meet other teachers just like you the day you arrive.We make sure your new school is ready to receive you. Start enjoying the GeoVisions safety net immediately.
21-45 years of age is the current limit. If you are over 45, give us a call. Sometimes we can place you … it just takes longer.
Many of the teach abroad programs GeoVisions operates pay more than enough to take care of your student loans. Some pay enough to live comfortably, but depending on your monthly loan payment, it could be close.
GeoVisions will work with you to provide official documents from your school and from GeoVisions. But ultimately, it's going to come down to the loan provider to make the final determination.
Many participants end up putting their loans on forbearance if their salary doesn't leave them enough funds to cover their loans.
Our first teachers to Taiwan will be returning very soon. We expect to have our first full reviews published here as soon as they return. Please check back for them soon. Until then, you can click the link above to read over 200 other reviews of GeoVisions Foundation programs.
Rebecca LeGrant, Program Director