Teach English in Cambodia

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  • Overview

    Earn a great living while exploring an ancient and beautiful culture in a thriving city!

    Program at a Glance:

    • FREE Program!
    • Private international school placements in Phnom Penh
    • Salary of $1,000-$1,200/month
    • Partial airfare and visa cost reimbursement
    • Academic year or one-semester contracts
    • Teaching materials and syllabus provided
  • Eligibility

    • Native English speaker
    • Citizen of the USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa
    • Bachelor’s degree
    • One of the following:
      • Teaching License OR
      • Degree in Education-Related Field (Ex: Early Childhood Education, English, Pedagogy, etc) OR
      • TEFL/TESOL/CELTA Certification plus teaching experience (at least one academic year of teaching or tutoring)
    • Age 20-50
    • Clean criminal record

    Unfortunately, we are unable to make any exceptions to these requirements.

  • Benefits

    • Salary of $1,000-$1,200/month
    • 18 days paid leave per year
    • Visa assistance and partial cost reimbursement
    • 50% one-way flight reimbursement upon contract completion
    • Airport pickup
    • 2 weeks accommodation upon arrival
    • Arrival orientation and training
    • Assistance finding long-term accommodation
    • Coordinator team in Phnom Penh to support you
    • Personal attention from Greenheart Travel to ease you through the application and visa process
    • Community of 100+ other foreign teachers to welcome you!

    Personal startup costs:

    • Flight to Phnom Penh (50% one-way airfare reimbursement is provided upon completion of contract)
    • $1100 – $2000 USD to get you started in Cambodia
    • Medical insurance (your program manager will provide you with recommendations on policies)
  • Program Dates

    There are two intake dates each school year. Regardless of start date, all contracts end when the school year ends.

    Start Date End Date Spots Left
    January 12, 2020 August 31, 2020 10
    August 11, 2020 August 31, 2021 25
  • Teaching Position

    • Full-time ESL position in a private international school
    • Placements from K-12
    • 40 hours per week (25 in-class, 15 admin)
    • On-site academic coordinator to support you
  • Living in Phnom Penh

    At once laid-back and exciting, ancient and modern, Phnom Penh combines French-inspired charm with beautiful Buddhist architecture and is considered one of the friendliest Asian capitals!

    It’s also well positioned to travel to the temples of Angkor Wat, or to spend long weekends in Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, and Vientiane!

    Accommodation is affordable all over the city. Most teachers live in studios or one-bedroom apartments, which range from $150-$250/month. A coordinator in Phnom Penh will assist you with finding accommodation when you arrive.

  • Why Greenheart Travel?

    We offer a FREE support service, making the complicated process of moving to Cambodia much easier on you!

    • Our staff is in Chicago – we are available to answer questions during US business hours
    • Friendly, responsive, and professional support from program managers who have taught abroad
    • An experienced program manager will personally review your application to make sure it’s correct and ready to be submitted to the school in Phnom Penh
    • Hands on support and personal attention every step of the way including:
      • Preliminary practice interview with Greenheart Travel
      • Exclusive tips and prep questions for your interviews
      • Access to guides and tools for each part of the complicated visa process
      • Tips and resources to expedite your documents
      • Comprehensive and in-depth pre-departure support includes cultural and logistical training
      • Continued support throughout your contract
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    • We are a non-profit, mission-based organization

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  • FAQs

    I’m nervous about moving abroad!

    We know that this is a big move, so we’re here to support you in every step, from the day you apply to your very last day in Cambodia. We’ll assist you through the visa process and prepare you for your departure. When you arrive in Cambodia, staff member will be waiting at the airport. You’ll have extensive training, orientation, and continuing education to make your teaching job a success, and you’ll have a ready-made group of friends at your school!

    Can I apply with my friend or significant other?

    Absolutely! As long as you’re both eligible, you can apply together. If you are both accepted, we can place you together. You may be at different schools, but you’d be placed in the same city and can live together.

    What type of visa will I be working on?

    You’ll be on a business visa. We will provide you with the paperwork and instructions on how to apply.

    Will I have insurance?

    The school will provide insurance to cover any accidents that happen while you’re at school, but we recommend you purchase separate health insurance to cover you outside of school as well.

    Is Cambodia safe?

    Cambodia is a very safe country. However, just like in any country, you should exercise caution and practice good judgment: Be aware of your surroundings, keep an eye on your belongings, don’t walk alone late at night, etc.

    Will I be able to meet other teachers on the program?

    Yes! This program offers a great community of foreign teachers and Cambodian support staff. You’ll attend a group orientation, live with another teacher, and have regularly sponsored cultural and social events! All teachers are placed in schools with other teachers.

    Are there any required vaccinations for Cambodia?

    Make sure you’re up to date on all of your standard vaccines, and check the CDC website for up-to-date information on any additional vaccines you should get.


  • Application Process

    1. You can start the application here: Greenheart Travel Application. This first step includes things like your name, address and chosen start date and should take around 5 minutes to complete. Once complete, you will receive a link to a digital Terms and Conditions form.
    2. Sign our online Terms and Conditions Document.
    3. Provide more detailed information about yourself in Part 2 of the application.
    4. Submit your required documents (below) at the link provided.
    5. You will have two rounds of interviews, each of which determines your advancement in the application process. The first will be with Greenheart Travel; the second will be with a representative of the school in Cambodia.
    6. Acceptance decisions are usually given within 1-2 weeks of your second interview.
    7. After being accepted into the program, you will complete all of your remaining paperwork, and you’ll be provided with the documents necessary to obtain your visa (read more below).
    8. Book your flights, and get ready for your adventure in Cambodia!

    Required Documents 

    • Resume
    • Background check
    • Passport
    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • TEFL certification
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