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Travel to Vietnam on a Budget

World Explorers is the the ideal program for adventure travelers, a gap year or traveling on a budget. You receive a private room and three daily meals in exchange of teaching English for 15 hours weekly to your host family.

The rest of the time is yours to explore as you wish!

Neither degree nor experience is required. You also don’t need to speak the local language. 
Your Destination


Vietnam 1
Famous City
Vietnam 2
Popular Dish
Banh Mi
Vietnam 3
Main Tourist Attraction
Halong Bay
Vietnam 4
$1 buys $23270.00 Vietnamese Dong

Have you always dreamed of going to Vietnam? Home to 30 national parks, three World Heritage sites and nearly 2,000 miles of coastline, Vietnam’s tropical climate and delicious cuisine make the country an attractive place to spend a couple of months teaching English. Its capital city of Hanoi is a fascinating metropolis that exudes history while allowing you to experience the hustle and bustle of contemporary Southeast Asian urban life.

CHI works with our trusted partner in Hanoi, Vietnam to find and screen the best host families possible for you to live with. Our partner agency is also able to place volunteers in local elementary schools as English teachers. This is an amazing opportunity to gain hands-on classroom experience abroad. If you are studying to be a teacher, we can contact your university to see if you are eligible to receive college credit for your teaching efforts. Sometimes, dorm-style accommodations are available instead of homestays if that better suits your needs.

Our partner agency also offers local support during your stay. They will connect you with other international teachers in Vietnam when possible. They can also help you sign up for affordable Vietnamese language classes if desired.

Some of the overseas partner agencies we work with place restrictions on age. We recommend this destination for travelers ages 18-60+. Some older candidates may be considered, but we cannot guarantee it.


In order to teach English in Vietnam you must:

Be at least 18 years old

Be a high school graduate

Be flexible and adaptable to a different culture

Be respectful of your host family’s rules

Be a fluent English speaker *

* from the United States, Canada, UK, Australia or New Zealand. Residents from other countries may only be considered if they are completely fluent in English
Travel options from 30 to 90 days

Program Costs

CHI is a non-profit organization, but we still have fixed costs that are necessary for running the program. Our overseas partners are actually for-profit, and we must take that into consideration as well. Our partners do the work to find and screen excellent host families that match your interests and needs!

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