Trellis is a community of language teachers of many backgrounds who set out to create a non-profit that solves two problems: providing new language teachers with a solid training foundation on which to begin their career, and providing life-changing access to English and Japanese courses for disadvantaged Vietnamese children, young adults, and college students.
Trellis is for the aspiring English teacher who wants to get their feet wet and learn valuable classroom skills before they accept their first full-time offer. It is for any new teacher who has ever thought, “But I know nothing about teaching! Where do I even start?”
The right candidate for this program is eager to learn, inquisitive, adaptive, and is excited to start their teaching journey in a space that gives back to local youth.
Trellis’ 12-week Volunteer and Work Experience Program consists of three stages:
Training : The first two weeks of our program will introduce you to the basics of teaching English as a foreign language. We’ll also throw in a few fun activities and events!
Teaching : Develop your skills as an English teacher in a safe and structured classroom environment while you provide foreign language education to Vietnamese youth during Trellis’ 10-week Work Experience Module.
Job Placement Assistance : Rushing into a teaching contract overseas has its fair share of risks. Trellis aims to minimize those risks by connecting our volunteers with reputable educational organizations. When your time teaching with Trellis comes to an end we’ll help you find a job teaching English in Japan or Vietnam by working with our network of trusted partners.
Program dates for 2019:
Program 1 (Spring) : March 11th - June 7th
Program 2 (Summer) : June 10th - September 6th
Program 3 (Fall) : September 9th - December 6th
All program dates include a two-week school break.
The total cost of Trellis' Internship and Work Placement Program is $2,000 USD. These program fees cover:
● Support before, during, and after your arrival in Vietnam
● Accommodation in our volunteer housing
● Training and orientation
● Airport pickup
● Pre-departure information package
● Certificate of completion
Job placement assistance
Some fun adventures and events along the way!
(Previous teaching, traveling, or volunteer experience is helpful, but not necessary)
Qualification: No degrees expected
(Must possess, or be pursuing, a valid university degree )