WEP International Programs

High School programs • Family Stay • Teacher Assistant & more!

Teacher Assistant
Teacher Assistant

  • Age: min. 18 to 30 years old 
  • Duration: 2 or 3 months
  • Period:
    1st trimester : end of September until December
    2nd trimester : beginning of February to end of April
    3rd trimester : beginning of December to end of February


This program encourages students at a school to meet different cultures, as well as improve their language skills meeting a native speaker. The teacher assistant will be shadowing one or many language teachers during classes. It is a useful international volunteering experience that will enhance the participant’s professional career. Additionally, it is a good opportunity for participants to develop communication/teaching skills and learn some basics of the destination language.

Lessons at school

Teachers assistant are expected to work 18h per week with a language teacher. The schedule will be set with the school. 

Teaching hours can be scheduled from Monday to Saturday.

School level: middle schools and high schools

Teacher Assistant
Teacher Assistant Orientation
Good to know

  • Before applying, check the school breaks to make sure the participant will be able to assist a teacher 
  • Participants will be hosted and receive full board in exchange of the teaching hours (no money compensation) 
  • Participants can be placed all throughout the destination country 
  • Non-European applicants need to check if they require a visa, most of the nationalities enter on a tourist visa 
  • No teaching experience/degree is required but preferable 
  • Participants must arrive at the closest airport / train station to their placement (in the morning of the starting date)

Accommodation and Meals

Participants can be placed in a volunteer host family, in a residence or in a boarding school. 
Full board is included.

Terms of Participation

• Be min. 18 years old 
• Be a university student or graduate 
• Have English/German/Spanish as native language (other languages on demand) 
• Provide a CV, criminal record and completed application form 
• Have a beginner level in Italian
• Have travel insurance covering sickness, accidents, repatriation and third party liability

Financial Terms

Included :
  • school search and placement process 
  • host family search, screening and placement process 
  • accommodation and meals as described 
  • transfer on arrival from the nearest airport/train station mentioned in the placement info
  • assistance from school counsellor 
  • local assistance from WEP 
  • emergency line 24/7 
  • administrative fees
  • various taxes.

Not included :
  • transportation from and to the participant’s country 
  • local transportation 
  • personal expenses 
  • extra trips 
  • travel insurance / health and third-party liability insurance
  • passport & visa fees.

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