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Summer Teach Abroad IES
Summer Teach Abroad

This program provides opportunities for YRDSB educators to gain a professional teaching experience in a different educational context and an opportunity to develop a better understanding of different cultures​.

Locations & Timeframe

​Group ​Country ​City ​Departure/Return
​Group A ​China TBD TBD (July/August)
​Group B Taiwan TBD TBD (July/August)
​Group C Vietnam ​TBD ​TBD (July/August)


Positions vary by site; however, normally include the following:



(1 position per site) - overseeing the overall quality of the delivery of both the teacher training component and student language camp, addressing student discipline conerns if necessary, ensuring that all Canadian teachers are up to the YRDSB professional standard; speaking on behalf of the Canadian staff on issues related to Canadian teachers.

It is required that candidates for these positions are current YRDSB Principals/Vice-Principals, have knowledge about different cultures, diplomacy to work with others and willingness to lead a team in a very different and challenging teaching environment.
ELL or ESL experience is preferred.

English Language Teachers

(8-20 positions, per site) - Teaching English as a Second Language.

ELL or ESL experiences is preferred. Candidates must have a willingness to adapt to different cultural contexts and to work as a team in a challenging environment.

Included in the Program

The program will have four inter-related components at each site:
  • English Language Camp for local students
  • Teacher Training component
  • Cultural Orientation for Canadian teachers
  • Local cultural excursions

The overseas partners will cover the cost of:

  • International round-trip air fare
  • Connecting transfers to host city
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Cafeteria meals
  • Visa application fees



 Information Session


Date: Thursday, January 16, 2020

Time: 4:15 to 5:45 pm

Location:  Dr. Bette Stephenson Centre for Learning - Cafeteria (2nd Floor)

RSVP to confirm your attendance.

Light refreshments will be available.

Email for additional information.


 How to Apply

  1. Complete the application​.
  2. Forward the completed application form  and a current resume to:​

A reference letter is not required.

Application Deadline:

February 14, 2020
(Administrators/ Principals)

February 21, 2020

Priority consideration will be given to practicing teachers and principals at York Region District School Board schools.​​

We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

A valid passport (expiring after February 2021) is required by all participants.

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