Unlike many other teach abroad programmes, you do not have to pay a programme fee to work as a language assistant. With decades of experience running the programme, you will also receive support and guidance from the British Council and our partners overseas both before and during your placement.
Before applying however, you should bear in mind that there are a number of costs that you will need to cover yourself. They include:
- return flights to your destination
- travel insurance
- accommodation and utility bills (this will vary from place to place so we recommend you do some research beforehand)
- an International Child Protection Certificate, which costs approximately £60.
For those candidates wishing to apply to China, accommodation is provided and paid for and your flights will also be reimbursed.
Depending on your location, there may be other costs that you will also need to consider. These are listed below.