FAQs

Frequently asked questions

BUNAC’s preferred travel agent is STA Travel and they will be able to help you book your flights to and from China.

Give them a call on the BUNAC dedicated phone number 0871 468 0666 or get in touch at bunac@statravel.co.uk

If you’d prefer to make alternative plans then you’re more than welcome to as long as you arrive in time for the start of the orientation. Please make sure you provide BUNAC with proof of your return trip so that we can arrange your airport pick up.

Yes. You will have to be fully insured througout your trip.  BUNAC's fuly comprehensive insurance policy has been arranged with Endsleigh, one of the UK's leading insurance companies. it is up to you whether you want to book your insurance with BUNAC or if you want to book independently.

 

 

Duties will vary from school to school, but as a general rule you should expect to be in the classroom for 20 hours per week filling the role of teacher or teacher assistant. There will also be preparation time, meetings and assessment as needed.

• The emphasis of teaching is on "conversational English" and the culture of your country. Many teachers may teach English composition, reading and literature
• You may be expected to assist to write lesson plans, take attendance, correct homework and even assist in academic counselling if necessary
• You may assist in the administration of the school and prepare materials for classroom teachers
• Even though the role is that of ‘Teacher Intern’, you can expect to take lessons by yourself.
 

To take part in the internship you are not required to have any previous teaching experience. However to be considered for the programme you must:

  • Be a native English speaker
  • Hold a passport from either the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand
  • Hold a clean police check

Once you are fully orientated you will be transferred to the beautiful province of Kanchanaburi. This is an area characterised by stunning forests, waterfalls and cultural landmarks.  All internship schools are in small towns and villages and the children are so excited about meeting their new teachers.

During your placement you’ll generally have weekends free to travel and explore the local area. You’ll also have a couple of weeks at the end of your teaching placement before your visa runs out. Thailand is a unique and fascinating country and our local partners will be able to give you advice on where to go and what to see.

You will definitely not be on your own as a teaching intern! Once you get to Thailand you will join a big group of other interns from all over the world and you will have your orientation together where you can make friends and get used to the new environment. Also during your placement at the school you will share your accommodation with up to two other interns so you will never be on your own.