SWAP Working Holidays

One semester

Jan or Aug 2018


• A one-week orientation plus a 4.5 month semester teaching placement at a Vietnamese school
• A living allowance paid by your school of approximately $700 USD/month (approximately 16 million VDN/month). For comparison, the average salary in Vietnam is approximately $180 USD
• Local support throughout the duration of the program
• Airport pickup
• Pre-departure handbook and welcome package
• Welcome dinner at the beginning of your orientation week
• Vietnamese language lessons
• Full accommodation during orientation and teaching placement is included
• Social and cultural activities during the orientation week
• A completion bonus of approximately $700 USD at the end of semester (previously $250 USD in 2015!)


Prices vary for visa and accommodation inclusions. Canadians aged 20-35 with a clean criminal record. No student status required. Apply 3 months prior to Jan/Aug semester start. Visa Duration: up to 3 months.

SWAP's Teach in Vietnam program places participants in schools and universities around Vietnam to teach for one semester and experience local life like a tourist cannot.

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