positions open for 2019 Session Two.
July 21 to August 17.
This is an excellent opportunity to teach abroad in the summer. Enhance your career while getting paid a cash stipend of $800 US.
Spending 4 weeks (including orientation) teaching in China can enhance your teaching career. Think about what you’ll bring back to your classroom at the start of the school year in your homeschool.
Go beyond the beaten path and experience China the way no tourist ever could even for four short weeks. You'll find a rich culture built upon a fascinating history and a country populated by caring, vibrant people.
School locations are in Beijing, Chongqing, Shanxi.
There is a $1,299 fee. Please press the Costs tab to find out what the fee covers.
The China F visa is usually issued to foreigners who are invited to conduct a lecture, an investigation, scientific and cultural exchanges, study tours and other non-business activities in China. Typically, the duration of stay on the China F visa is 30 days, which means you can stay for up to 30 days from the date of entry. In case you need a longer duration, let the visa officer know.
You are eligible to apply if you meet the following requirements:
For summer 2019:
Session 1: June 23 to July 20
Session 2: July 21 to August 17
The fee you pay 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.
Earn USD $800 paid at the end of the program. Come prepared to pay your rent and food in advance of your stipend payment.
This is a teaching position in China that involves teaching English in a real classroom in a real school. You will not earn a full-time salary because you are only in the school for a month and you arrive towards the end of the school year. Instead, you will receive a stipend that is designed to assist you in paying for your meals and accommodation.
The stipend is provided at the end of your program. You will not receive National Health insurance, but you will have sickness and accident insurance from GeoVisions Foundation if you are a US citizen. You will not open a banking account (as you would if you were teaching a full academic semester or year) but will be paid in cash before you depart China.
Yes! We’ll do all we can to keep you together. Ultimately, though, it’s up to the institutions where our participants teach. There might not be a pair of openings available at the same school. If that’s the case, we’ll try to keep you both in the same city. Two critical things: Make sure you indicate your preference when you apply and apply early.
Keep in mind that GeoVisions services and support cover only participants. So if you bring a spouse or friend who will not also be teaching, they will not be eligible for our assistance or services.
You may submit your preferences for teaching location, but we cannot guarantee that we will be able to honor your request.
Summer paid placements will be in Beijing, Chongqing, and Shanxi.
No. Your host school will assist you in finding a furnished apartment, and you will use some of your
If you prefer a total immersion program since this is only a 4-week experience, you can pay an extra $300 for a homestay that includes a private bedroom and breakfast each day.
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 whose only job is to look out for you?
At GeoVisions Foundation, 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 salary 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. Start enjoying the GeoVisions safety net immediately. We help you with your visa, your formal documents and we make sure your new school is ready to receive you.
Most schools do not impose age restrictions, but there may be a subtle age bias towards younger teachers. However, if you are active, vibrant, energetic and a creative educator who loves being around young people, you will be able to secure a job. A few countries do impose age restrictions set by the government for issuing work visas, but most do not.
If you are a teacher (or have teaching experience), a TEFL/TESOL certificate is not required.
If you have never taught, TEFL/TESOL is not required, but it would help you become more successful in the classroom.
You will have a 5-day-work-week with 2 consecutive days off. Most teachers will have classes 20-25 hours/week with 32-40 working hours in the week.
Not knowing the local language is considered an advantage. Schools in China prefer teachers who cannot speak any Chinese, to set a better example of English for their students.
Summer 2019 is our first summer for this program. We don't have reviews for this program yet. Join us and set the standard of summer teachers in China this upcoming summer. You can read over 200 reviews for other GeoVisions Foundation programs by clicking the link above.
Rebecca LeGrant, Program Director