Placements in Asia

Xi'an, China

Partner Institution: Shaanxi Normal University (SNNU)

Placement Highlights

In past years, China students have had the chance to teach in a variety of school settings with limited supervision. Students often have the opportunity to be enrolled in Mandarin classes, and the hosts at SNNU arrange a variety of cultural opportunities outside of class and teaching time.

Accommodations

China students will be placed in the university's international student housing, which is similar to a hotel. Students receive a meal card that can be used in the hotel's cafeteria.

Documentation Required

  • Visa
  • SNNU Student Application Form

Passport required  for all travel. Passport must have validity at least 6 months beyond date of return travel.

Visa requirements are specific to each country. Student and other visas might be required for entry and  specified permits required if travel over 90 days.

Applicants must verify the Check Travel Advice and Advisories for each country, including documents and visas applications required before departure.

Estimated Costs

Approx: $6000-$7000

Costs are determined by varying prices for airfare, accommodations, food, local travel and excursions, and personal preferences. It is expected that applicants will complete a travel budget for the respective travel abroad country, keeping in mind travel contingency funds, exchange, and cost of living rates.

Budget planning worksheets and TAB information sessions in the Fall are available to assist applicants in preparing a personal travel budget.


Hokkaido, Japan

Partner Institution: Hokkaido University of Education (HUE)

Placement Highlights

In past years, students have spent their first month of TAB in Sapporo, participating in intensive Japanese classes as well as cultural activities and school visits. Afterwards, students are typically divided into groups of two between three of HUE's satellite campuses, including Sapporo, Asahikawa, Kushiro, Hakodate, and Iwamizawa. Each site features in-school placements and a variety of cultural opportunities.

Accommodations

Vary by location. Sapporo placements (the first month) are usually homestay. Other sites also use homestay, however, some use international student housing or campus dorms.

Documentation Required

  • No Visa (for Canadian travellers)
  • Measles Certificate

Passport required  for all travel. Passport must have validity at least 6 months beyond date of return travel.

Visa requirements are specific to each country. Student and other visas might be required for entry and  specified permits required if travel over 90 days.

Applicants must verify the Check Travel Advice and Advisories for each country, including documents and visas applications required before departure.

Estimated Costs

Approx: $7500-$9000

Costs are determined by varying prices for airfare, accommodations, food, local travel and excursions, and personal preferences. It is expected that applicants will complete a travel budget for the respective travel abroad country, keeping in mind travel contingency funds, exchange, and cost of living rates.

Budget planning worksheets and TAB information sessions in the Fall are available to assist applicants in preparing a personal travel budget.


Osaka, Japan

Partner Institution: Osaka YMCA International School

Placement Highlights

In past years, students have been placed at the junior high/high school in Suito, which is run by the Osaka YMCA. Students have the opportunity to teach in English, sometimes based on their subject area, under the guidance of the school's English as an Additional Language (EAL) specialists. There are no language learning classes for students placed in Osaka, however, there are a range of cultural opportunities close at hand.

Accommodations

We ask you to find your own accommodations, located near the Suito school. Reliable high-speed internet is an important look-for.

Documentation Required

  • No Visa (for Canadian travellers)
  • Measles Certificate

Passport required for all travel. Passport must have validity at least 6 months beyond date of return travel.

Visa requirements are specific to each country. Student and other visas might be required for entry and specified permits required if travel over 90 days.

Applicants must verify the Check Travel Advice and Advisories for each country, including documents and visas applications required before departure.

Estimated Costs

Approx: $7500-$9000

Costs are determined by varying prices for airfare, accommodations, food, local travel and excursions, and personal preferences. It is expected that applicants will complete a travel budget for the respective travel abroad country, keeping in mind travel contingency funds, exchange, and cost of living rates.

Budget planning worksheets and TAB information sessions in the Fall are available to assist applicants in preparing a personal travel budget.


Da Nang, Vietnam

Partner Institution: University of Da Nang, University of Education

Placement Highlights

In past years, students have been placed in two schools. Vietnam students often have the opportunity to teach with limited supervision, allowing them to explore the similarities and differences between their two school placements. There are no language learning classes for students placed in Vietnam, however, there are a range of cultural opportunities close at hand.

Accommodations

We ask you to find your own accommodations, centrally located. Students often opt for AirBnBs with more reliable high-speed internet.

Documentation Required

  • Student Visa (not a travel visa)

Passport required for all travel. Passport must have validity at least 6 months beyond date of return travel.

Visa requirements are specific to each country. Student and other visas might be required for entry and specified permits required if travel over 90 days.

Applicants must verify the Check Travel Advice and Advisories for each country, including documents and visas applications required before departure.

Estimated Costs

Approx. $5000-$7000

Costs are determined by varying prices for airfare, accommodations, food, local travel and excursions, and personal preferences. It is expected that applicants will complete a travel budget for the respective travel abroad country, keeping in mind travel contingency funds, exchange, and cost of living rates.

Budget planning worksheets and TAB information sessions in the Fall are available to assist applicants in preparing a personal travel budget.

 

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