Student teacher dancing with primary school pupils in Africa

Global teaching

Teaching abroad is a fantastic way of gaining international experience and is popular with UWE Bristol students from all academic disciplines. Students can undertake various opportunities including placements, internships and teaching assistant roles.

Why teach abroad?

Many students choose to teach abroad in order to gain international experience, enhance their CVs and to explore the world.

Teaching abroad is open to all students, regardless of what subject you are studying. All opportunities are competitive and our career coaching team are available to assist with application support.

InfoHub resources and opportunities

View InfoHub for a range of resources and opportunities: 

British Council opportunities

The British Council offers many exciting opportunities for students who wish to teach abroad. Many opportunities are fully or partially funded.

Find out more about current British Council opportunities available to students.


As a UWE Bristol student you have free access to GoinGlobal which is packed with country specific career information and has hundreds of job and teaching listings.

Student experiences

Students share their experiences of Teaching English in Thailand (TET):

"TET has made me more open to the idea of working abroad and has greatly improved my employability. I was thrust into an entirely foreign culture and I felt like I thrived under the understandable pressure and challenges that I was bound to face."
Ademola Bello, Robotics student

"I am more confident because of the TET opportunity. I was asked to do numerous speeches to the School and was put in a lot of positions which would usually be out of my comfort zone. I feel skills like these are things that I can apply to jobs. Also, I believe putting this on my CV will be something of interest to the employer and show the type of person I am."
Sophie Hammond, International Relations

"I feel TET developed my international interpersonal skills, allowing me to show my capability of dealing and communicating with people from different cultures and origins." 
Tom Mortensen, Information Technology and Management for Business

Go Global

If you are interested in working, teaching or volunteering abroad, visit our Go Global opportunities.

Find out more about going abroad

Watch the Study, work or volunteer abroad with UWE Bristol film.

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