MIIS is now partnering with WorldTeach to give students the opportunity to gain real-world teaching experience while earning a Master's in TESOL.
Available to Fall and Spring incoming students, the MIIS TESOL/WorldTeach program allows students to teach in a variety of exciting locations and settings worldwide. While attaining a degree from the Institute and completing WorldTeach service, students will apply theoretical knowledge learned in the classroom to real-life teaching settings.
WorldTeach programs vary by country. In many cases volunteers live with host families, and housing/food is included in the program costs.
MIIS will work with the student and WorldTeach to ensure that the assignment supports the degree studies at MIIS and the mission of WorldTeach.
Returned WorldTeach volunteers are guaranteed a half-tuition scholarship for their final semester of study. The scholarship is dependent upon successful completion of the WorldTeach service. Students may also apply for merit scholarships and financial aid for their studies at the Institute prior to WorldTeach service.
Some country partners are willing and able to generously fund all costs, thus eliminating the volunteer commitment completely. However, the majority of countries and schools that most need WorldTeach help cannot afford to cover all of the costs associated with supporting a volunteer teacher overseas. If the host country is unable to fund the entire placement, the volunteer is responsible for the remaining costs. This is why each country program has a different fee. Find more information on country-specific costs.
Prospective students need to apply to the Institute and WorldTeach separately.
1. Applying to the Institute:
2. Applying to WorldTeach
Students admitted to the MIIS TESOL MA may apply to WorldTeach before beginning their MA TESOL program or while enrolled during their first year in the MA TESOL program and should check application dates carefully on the WorldTeach website.
In order to participate in WorldTeach, students need to have successfully completed the following courses prior to their service: