Teaching Opportunities in India

Program Overview

Inspire young people to succeed as you gain international teaching experience in one of the world's largest education systems. This full scholarship program offers the chance to work as a teacher’s assistant or lead your own classroom in India.

Teaching in India is ideal for anyone with an interest in helping educate young people as they prepare for college at home or abroad. Rolling monthly enrollment allows you to fit this experience into your busy schedule and begin the program when you choose.

During your time abroad, you’ll discover Indian culture and school life while sharing your own skills and knowledge. You can also take basic Hindi/local language lessons to help you communicate with your students and colleagues.

“Anywhere we went, we were met with genuine smiles from teachers and respectful ones from students. It was clear that here they were glad to see each person who entered the school. It had a warm and friendly atmosphere based on mutual respect. Moreover, teachers and authorities pay attention to the development and creativity of students. We were invited to the lesson of music, art and also attended Indian dance class. It was amazing! I had wonderful time there.” - Galina Rumyantseva

Exploring the scenery in India

Where you'll stay in India

Depending on your departure date and the current needs of available schools in India, you may be placed in cities like Indore or Ahmedabad, though you could be placed anywhere in India. You’ll likely work in a public school or a private boarding school, like the prestigious Daly College, Anand Niketan or M.B. Patel. Once you arrive, you’ll stay in a school guest house or a shared accommodation. Food will be likely be provided by your school (dependent on whether or not you work in a boarding or day school).

Eligibility

The Teacher Assistant Program is for 18-30 year olds, while the Experienced Teachers program is for people between the ages of 21 and 50. All teachers are required to speak proficient English. Before you arrive in India, your school will conduct an interview by telephone to assess both your command of the English language and additional academic subjects. Your school placement will be ongoing, but participants are expected to stay for a minimum of four months.

Teaching Programs

You’ll likely find that the school system in India is very different from that in the U.S., providing you with a unique learning opportunity. Students generally begin their day with a Morning Prayer session, followed by a short discussion of current events led by the school’s principal or headmistress. School days usually start early, and most students arrive between 7:30-8:30 a.m. In most schools, students are required to wear uniforms.

During a typical week, you’ll work 35-40 hours, with classes beginning at 8:30 a.m. and continuing until 2:00 p.m. There is a high demand for teachers to help with reading and writing skills in English and other foreign languages (German, French, Italian, Spanish), but you may also be placed in science (physics, chemistry, biology), mathematics, social science (history, civics, geography) or technology classes. You can expect to spend your days working alongside Indian educators to develop new teaching methods and create innovative lesson plans.

Teacher Assistant Program

Gain teaching experience and learn about India's education system while assisting local teachers. You’ll receive a monthly stipend from your school, which is generally 100 USD per month (dependent on the school and based on the qualifications and experience of the participant).

Experienced Teacher Program

Collaborate with experienced educators while learning about India's education system and culture. You’ll receive a monthly stipend from the school, which is generally 200 USD per month (dependent on the school and based on the qualifications and experience of the participant). The Experienced Teachers Program requires applicants to have a minimum of three years’ teaching experience and a good knowledge of the intended subject matter.

Enjoy your time in India

Things to do

After class, schools offer social and recreational programs like sports teams and debate clubs. Most schools also have elective classes like yoga, meditation, dance, arts and crafts, music and more. Popular sports and activities include football (soccer), basketball, table-tennis, chess and volleyball.

After class, schools offer social and recreational programs like sports teams and debate clubs. Most schools also have elective classes like yoga, meditation, dance, arts and crafts, music and more. Popular sports and activities include football (soccer), basketball, table-tennis, chess and volleyball.


Indian girls dancing