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Teach English in Cambodia (Hua Hin TESOL)

1 to 12 months
20 to 40

Limited spots. Earliest available arrival is currently May 2023, and closing very soon.

Trip overview

Cambodia is a beautiful and affordable country located in Southeast Asia, known worldwide for its rich history and vibrant culture. In addition, it's an excellent starting point for exploring the rest of Southeast Asia, with easy access to neighboring countries such as Thailand, Vietnam, and Laos. With its low cost of living and friendly locals, Cambodia is the perfect destination for travelers looking to immerse themselves in new experiences while sticking to a budget.

Our Teach in Cambodia trip combines two of Asia's most enthralling destinations into one. You'll get an internationally recognised certification in Thailand before being given the one-of-a-kind opportunity to teach your own students in Cambodia (for 2023 intakes. 2024 intakes will be fully in Cambodia). The latter, best renowned for the jungle-choked remains of Angkor Wat, offers visitors a terrific chance to soak up the sun on its stunning and bright beaches, rich natural wonders, delectable cuisine, and the fascinating capital city of Phnom Penh.

We have everything you need to begin your adventure as an English teacher abroad. The best part is that we've teamed up with renowned local organisations so we can help organise interviews with schools if you wish to teach after your course. You may use your newfound credentials in Cambodia, or you can take them with you practically anyplace else in the globe to begin earning money. Visa assistance, bank account setup, cultural events and excursions, local support, and much more are all provided by our team to assist you in getting started on your path to becoming an English teacher in Cambodia. 

Join the locals in Thailand and Cambodia and learn about a brand-new culture, meet new people, and check off some fantastic sights on your travel bucket list. If you're at a crossroads in your life or have always wanted to see Asia and experience travelling and working at the same time, this journey is ideal for you.


Certified TESOL Course

Gain accreditation to teach English overseas when you complete an in-country 120-hour training course (4 weeks) with our experienced TESOL instructors. Receive your certificate upon completion. You’ll find the best time to complete your course is in January or September

Optional Job Interviews

On completion of your TESOL course, our team can arrange job interviews with institutions across the country. There’s a huge demand for English teachers in Cambodia, and you could earn between $700 - $1000USD for non-bachelor holders and $1000 - $1800 USD per month for bachelor holders, so you can fund your travels further. Or, take your new certification to a new country instead.

Dedicated Trip Coordinator

Handpicked from an experienced team who’ve been there, done that, and is ready to guide you through your entire journey and leave no question unanswered.

Pre-Departure Guide

Our in-depth pre-departure guide will have all the information you need about your trip & destination at your fingertips.

Arrival Airport Transfers

To take you from Suvarnabhumi International Airport to your initial orientation in Thailand and also to take you from the Phnom Penh Airport to your initial accommodation.

Local Cultural Excursions in Cambodia

Your first week in Cambodia will be packed full of activities. These typically include a Cambodian cooking class, a visit to the Killing Fields and Museum, a trip to a local market and a visit to a historic Buddhist temple.

Local Cultural Excursions in Thailand

Your first week of your TESOL course in Thailand includes a Muay Thai class, visit to a local street dog rescue clinic, a tour of a local mountain-top temple, visit to a nearby Thai market and traditional Thai cooking class, plus a beach barbecue where you’ll meet fellow teachers.

Ongoing Local Team Support

Throughout your time here, you will have the support of a local expert. They will help to open up the wonders of Cambodia, supporting your every need while you work and travel around the country.

Trip Visa Guidance

If you need a visa, it’ll get approved as cheaply and easily as possible with our step-by-step instructions and personal guidance from your Trip Coordinator.

Personal Travel Concierge

You'll get a personal Travel Concierge to plan your flights, insurance or any other add-ons to synchronise perfectly with your trip. Deal with a real human and get personalized booking help that ticks all your boxes.

24/7 Global Emergency Line

Feel confident knowing we have a worldwide emergency team on standby, 24/7/365, so you can feel safe and secure throughout your whole trip, no matter where you are in the world.

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Global Academy

Gain access to an ever-growing range of skills & languages to learn before & whilst you travel.


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Get exclusive access to deals and discounts through our online Marketplace. Save big on a huge range of products and services from our brand partners worldwide.

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To qualify for this trip you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be between 20-40 years of age
  • Be a citizen of an eligible country
  • Have no criminal convictions in the past 5 years

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Trip details

Our Teach in Cambodia trip is tailored to help you settle into life and work as an English teacher as quickly and easily as possible. We're here to support you from the outset of your journey to become an English teacher and explore the world. We provide a TESOL certification course that is recognised across the world, set up opportunities to learn about the culture of your host country, and give you a chance to work as an English teacher upon finishing your training.

Arrive in Cambodia with the reassurance that you will be many steps ahead of every other traveller or teacher in search of international experience in Asia. Once you've completed your TESOL in Thailand, you're free to take it with you to many other countries in the world and embark on exciting teaching projects abroad. Or you can choose to continue with the trip in Cambodia and earn a local income with an optional teaching placement in various schools around the country. We'll plan and organise all the surrounding logistics, our 24/7 emergency support team is always on standby, and our in-country partner will guide you throughout the entire journey and answer any questions that may arise.

Leave the logistics to us as you spend your time teaching in Cambodia, learning about the local culture, and experiencing the stunning scenery and charm of this Asian paradise. Having us on your side will save you from having to cut your trip short due to financial concerns, emotional strain, or the possibility of having to go home before you were ready.  Take advantage of a once-in-a-lifetime chance to visit, live, and teach in Cambodia and get the ball rolling on creating your ideal classroom environment.


You need to be aged between 21-40 years old and you'll also be required to bring a laptop with you to aid your classroom duties as a teacher, plus you need to be vaccinated against Covid-19.

What extra costs will I have? 

Flights, travel insurance, visa, criminal background check, souvenirs & spending money, medical insurance, meals, accommodation after your course (we will, however, provide assistance in finding accommodation), entertainment, living expenses and accommodation deposit.

Trip itinerary

Day 1

After landing at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport, a driver will take you to Hua Hin. You'll meet the other TESOL instructors and students and prepare to start your four weeks of training before your optional teaching position in Cambodia begins! 

Orientation Week

During the first week, you’ll become acquainted with Thai culture and language via engaging activities and discussions. This Hua Hin-based course covers all aspects of Thai life, from the language to the rich cultural traditions that inform daily life. Numerous entertaining and educational cultural excursions are woven throughout the course, all of which are taught by local specialists. These include: Local market visit. Thai cooking classes. Volunteering at Rescue P.A.W.S dog shelter. A Muay Thai Lesson. Visit a local Buddhist temple to learn about religion and receive a blessing from a Thai monk. Beach BBQ.

Week 2-4

You will undergo an intensive 3 weeks of training to complete your TESOL before you head to Cambodia for your second orientation and optional teaching contract interviews.

Week 5

From Hua Hin, you'll travel to Cambodia, where upon arrival, you will participate in an intensive cultural and linguistic orientation in the nation's capital that will introduce you to Cambodian history, language, and customs via a variety of hands-on, interactive learning experiences. Lectures and workshops include: Cambodian Language. Cambodian history, Culture, Geography and Society. Working with Schools and Agents. Adjusting to Working in a Local School Workshop. Visa and Work Permit Presentation. Overcoming Culture Shock. Cambodian Cooking Class. A visit to the Killing Fields and Museum to learn about Cambodia's past. Market trip. A visit to Buddhist Temple to learn about Religion in Cambodia.


You're now in the thick of things as an English teacher in another country!  Opportunities are more likely to arise at language and private schools since most Cambodians send their children to such institutions due to the poor quality of public school education. The two have different teaching hours. Weekends are peak times for language schools, so instructors put in long hours on the weekends and enjoy some downtime during the week. Teachers in private and international schools often work Monday through Friday and have the weekend free.  The typical teaching week for a language school is between five and six days, with those working six eligible to receive a generous number of paid holidays. A majority of these openings are at elementary schools, although there are also openings at the secondary school level. The average number of hours spent teaching a classroom is between 22 and 30 per week, which works out to between 4.5 and 6 hours each day. Classroom sizes vary from 15 to 25 pupils, and the schools will supply you with an English teaching curriculum to follow throughout the course.  We'll constantly keep in touch with you throughout your stay. If at any point during your trip you need advice or support, our team will be on hand to answer all your questions. Don't forget you can jump on our social media pages too or buzz our 24/7 emergency support line for urgent matters.

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Frequently asked questions

Why go with Global Work & Travel?

As the world’s leading gap-year and “work & travel” company, we offer you the ability to not only choose from a number of awesome experiences all over the world but, we'll be your support system from the very first moment you become a Global Traveller! We provide a premium service that allows you to pick the destination of your dreams, get our visa & pre-departure assistance, book great flights and organise the perfect travel insurance or tours for when you arrive. Plus, we’ll back it all up with some cool and exclusive tech features that are with you the entire time.

As a Global Traveller, you’ll get exclusive access to gWorld, our personalised app where you can keep all of your important documents and trip details in one spot and gain insider access to everything Global. This is where you will find exclusive Marketplace deals for discounts with our brand partners, a unique social network to connect you with other Global Travellers when you’re overseas, access to our Academy with an ever-growing range of skills & languages to learn as you travel, invites to bucket-list side trips with other travellers, local meet-ups and so much more. Think all of your favourite apps merged into one, but like, better?

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Why should I book now?

Covid-19 threw us a curve ball and pretty much halted all travel. This means that we have a backlog of travellers, just like you, who are desperate to get out and explore the world! Global Work & Travel works on a first-in-best-dressed basis. Booking earlier ensures that you don’t miss out on the best intake, season, placements and more! We recommend our travellers take 6-12 months to plan their trip for a reason - to make sure you’ve got everything organised perfectly, stress-free.

As a Global Traveller you’ll get exclusive access to gWorld, our personalised app where you can keep all of your important documents and trip details in one spot and gain insider access to everything Global. This is where you will find exclusive Marketplace Deals, a unique social network to connect you with other like-minded Global Travellers, access to our Academy with an ever-growing range of skills & languages, and so much more. Think all of your favourite apps merged into one, but like, better?

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Can I travel with a friend?

Yes you can! Simply tell your Trip Coordinator after booking that your friend is also going and they can link your profiles. For most of our trips we should be able to have you and your friends placed together or nearby. Meaning that you can live, work, play & travel together!

But wait there's more! Not only can you travel the world with your besties at your side, you can also earn some extra cash towards your own trip just by referring your friends to Global Work & Travel. You can learn more about the great referral rewards program inside your gWorld account once you join.

And for those who decide to go-it-solo, we’ve made it easier to meet other Global Travellers in the same region as you. Just like any other social platform, you’ll be able to interact, share, chat and meet with some really cool people who are doing trips just like you!

What happens if COVID affects my trip?

If you have to make any changes to your departure date, you’re protected with our Lifetime Deposit Guarantee and our Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility. With this, we will change your trip dates for free. If this doesn’t fit around you and you can’t go on your trip anymore, we will give you a 100% refund in the form of a Trip Credit with us (See terms). If you’re unable to use it, you can also transfer that credit to someone else for them to put towards any trip too.

If you’re affected by Covid-19 while you’re overseas, you will have all the support you need from our team or partners in-country as well as have access to our 24/7 Global Emergency Line. We recommend travellers purchase Global Travel Cover travel insurance that provides Covid-19 medical protection too.

Do I need to be vaccinated to book?

As border restrictions for countries begin to ease, being fully vaccinated will maximise the number of locations you can visit. So while you are not legally required to be vaccinated, and it’s also not a requirement to travel with us, it will limit some of the countries that you can visit and may make it harder to travel through over the next 12-18 months. We highly recommend our travellers look at the current travel restrictions of their destination, speak with a medical professional or get in touch with our team for travel advice.

What happens if I want to cancel my trip?

Our Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility means you can change your trip’s start date up to 84* days before departure without incurring any charges when you rebook it for any time (or even any other trip) in the next 2 years from your original start date.

In the event that you want to cancel your booking altogether, if you give us over 84* days notice you can do so with only a 50% cancellation fee. Your refund of the balance will come in the form of a Store Credit which you can put towards booking absolutely anything travel related with your Travel Concierge within the next 2 years!

*Some select trips excluded, including Teach (Spain, Italy & Czech Republic) and USA (Summer Camp, Working Holiday and Hotel Professional), and others as listed in Booking Conditions.

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Time to go

We’ll get your tickets in-hand and your transfers ready. Then, our in-country team or partner will have everything prepared for your arrival. It’s now time for the real adventure to start.

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