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Students Teaching Abroad Project

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VA32 Partners with Universities to offer Student Teaching Experiences in the Wild Coast Schools

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This is a Fair Trade certified program

Who should apply?

University groups, professors and faculties looking to increase the skills' set and experience of students from education, psychology and social science faculties, through hands-on teaching experience, resource and lesson planning, and teacher development training.

*This program is designed for groups with or without professors/ lecturers. If you are an individual looking for a similar experience read our "Teaching Internship Abroad" page (coming soon).


2 -12 weeks

Student Tasks & Activities

- Teach in rural South African classrooms and a mobile computer lab daily to support the aims and objectives of the Wild Coast Schools Education Projects
- Plan and deliver a special project focusing on the development of computer skills and English Literacy
- Gain skills in lesson planning and resource development
- Take part in student teacher development and feedback sessions

Download the Wild Coast Schools Project Portfolio NowDownload the full project portfolio

Latest News from the Student Teaching Abroad Project

Cali, a student teacher from Texas State University, joined the Student Teaching Abroad Project in 2013. Watch her movie below to get an idea of the project and the work our students complete.


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Student groups stay in shared accommodation in a serviced and catered house overlooking Chintsa beach.


- Shared accommodation
- Communal kitchen & living area
- Electricity
- Hot & cold running water
- Bath & shower room facilities
- All bedding and linen included
- Washing machine available for student use

Click here to see images of the student house on flickr.

Project Fee:

Price dependent on group size and individual requirements. Email for more information.

Package Includes:

- Shared accommodation in student house
- Three meals per day whilst on project (prepared and served in student house)
- Transport to and from project daily
- Support of our experienced on-site project co-ordinator
- Welcome Pack with all orientation and project information, meal and drinks vouchers for local Chintsa restaurants and bars, free wifi at the VA32 office, free VA32 t-shirt
- Shuttle from East London airport upon arrival and departure

Does Not include:

- Airfares and flights
- Travel Insurance

Project Start Dates:

The Wild Coast Schools Education Projects do not run during the school holidays.

Availability Key: Available Date
Unavailable Date

Start Date
Placement Duration Available
January 2016 Monday 4th  
Monday 11th  
Monday 18th 2 - 9 weeks
Monday 25th 2 - 8 weeks
February 2016 Monday 1st 2 - 7 weeks
Monday 8th 2 - 6 weeks
Monday 15th 2 - 5 weeks
Monday 22nd 2 - 4 weeks
Monday 29th 2 - 3 weeks
March 2016 Monday 7th 2 weeks
Monday 14th  
Monday 21st  
Monday 28th  
April 2016 Monday 4th  
Monday 11th 2 - 11 weeks
Monday 18th 2 - 10 weeks
Monday 25th 2 - 9 weeks
May 2016 Monday 2nd 2 - 8 weeks
Monday 9th 2 - 7 weeks
Monday 16th 2 - 6 weeks
Monday 23rd 2 - 5 weeks
Monday 30th 2 - 4 weeks
June 2016 Monday 6th 2 - 3 weeks
Monday 13th 2 weeks
Monday 20th  
Monday 27th  
July 2016 Monday 4th  
Monday 11th  
Monday 18th  
Monday 25th 2 - 10 weeks
August 2016 Monday 1st 2 - 9 weeks
Monday 8th 2 - 8 weeks
Monday 15th 2 - 7 weeks
Monday 22nd 2 - 6 weeks
Monday 29th 2 - 5 weeks
September 2016 Monday 5th 2 - 4 weeks
Monday 12th 2 - 3 weeks
Monday 19th 2 weeks
Monday 26th  
October 2016 Monday 3rd  
Monday 10th 2 - 8 weeks
Monday 17th 2 - 7 weeks
Monday 24th 2 - 6 weeks
Monday 31st 2 - 5 weeks
November 2016 Monday 7th 2 - 4 weeks
Monday 14th 2 - 3 weeks
Monday 21st 2 weeks
Monday 28th  
December 2016 Monday 5th  
Monday 12th  
Monday 19th  
Monday 26th  

*Please note that we request arrivals and departures to be on a Monday - alternative arrivals will incur an additional charge for transport.

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Terms and Conditions of application:
- Students must be aged 18+ to take part in the project.
- Students must have a competent level of spoken English
- Students must provide a certificate to prove that a Police Check has been undertaken in their country of residence
- Students must supply payment in full before placement can be confirmed