Programs for prospective teachers

Gain international experience, achieve personal and professional growth.
We enable teaching assignments for prospective teachers around the world.

An internship of a lifetime

You will have the opportunity to teach various subjects at elementary, middle or high schools in English, French, German or Arabic during a 4-week accredited internship. Some of our lovely participants have shared their experiences with our program in a form of a blog.

What makes us different?

We are a value-driven organization that wants to help you become a great teacher for generations to come.

  • We offer affordable internships abroad. No one has to miss an experience of a lifetime because of their financial means.
  • We personally visit and select our partner schools.
  • We screen and evaluate local host families before accepting them to our program.
  • We train our country ambassadors, so they can help you navigate in a new culture more easily.
  • We maintain close relationships with local universities and help you connect with local students teachers.

Teach abroad, build global competence and get credits towards your degree

How to apply

Reach out using the below contact form and we will contact you for an online meeting. We will introduce you to the program, learn more about you and discuss the next steps. Please note that the first meeting is free and non-binding. 

Requirements

  • The program is open to all prospective teachers and recent graduates in the field of education
  • Ability to participate fully in a classroom and program conducted entirely in English, French, Arabic or German
  • Ability and willingness to travel unaccompanied abroad for 4 weeks
  • Ability and willingness to secure travel visa if selected

Where are the schools?

Backpack2school partners with schools and universities in Algeria, Morocco, Switzerland and we are expanding.

Placements are in schools that are carefully evaluated for suitability, safety and need. Each country and city offers unique local experiences, outdoor activities, food, music, and cultural pursuits abound.

Teach abroad, build global competence and get credits towards your degree

1. Step: Apply

How to apply?

Reach out using the below contact form and we will contact you for an online meeting.
We will introduce you to the program, learn more about you and discuss the next steps.

Requirements

  • This program is open to all prospective teachers and recent graduates in the field of education.
  • The ability to participate fully in a classroom and program conducted entirely in English, French, Arabic or German.
  • Ability and willingness to travel unaccompanied abroad
  • Ability and willingness to secure travel visa if selected

Where are the schools?

Backpack2school partners with schools and universities in Algeria, Morocco, Switzerland and we are expanding.

Placements are in schools that are carefully evaluated for suitability, safety and need. Each country and city offers unique local experiences. Outdoor activities, food, music, and cultural pursuits abound.

 

2. Step: Plan

Attend preparation seminar

  • Attend a 2 days seminar where you will learn the intercultural concepts and skills that allow you to interact appropriately and effectively with host country nationals
  • Meet your local mentor (virtually) and discuss the timetable and objectives of your 4-week internship
  • Meet with a local students teacher (virtually) and plan your classes around topics with a focus on education for sustainable development

Placements are possible throughout the year

Book your trip

  • Plan your trip (visa, flight, accommodation)

Backpack2school can help you with the travel arrangements.

3. Step: Teach

As a Backpack2school-Participant you will:

  • Teach children and young adults various subjects Conduct project weeks around sustainable education with local student teachers
  • Assist and develop educational activities and exchange best practices that help improve the learning environment
  • Reflect on your teaching performance and experience with your local mentor
  • Live at a host family and immerse fully in the local culture
  • Explore the country with our travel partners and country ambassadors

4. Step: Reflect

Reflection Seminar

Participating in this seminar will allow you to share and compare the experiences you had. We will help you translate your experience into skills that foster culturally responsive approach to teaching.

  • Reflect on the experiences abroad
  • Share your experience with other Backpack2school-Participants
  • Translate your experiences into meaningful learning and action

Pilot phase impressions

Let's talk about how we can support you gain international teaching experience