Teaching Assistant in Thailand

From AU$2615
6 Months or 12 Months
Paid work

What is Teaching Assistant in Thailand?

Stunning coastlines, bustling metropolises and lush tropical rainforests. A land where old meets new, incredible food is served with the warmest of hospitality, and hidden gems are just waiting to be discovered. It’s no wonder that Thailand plays host to millions of visitors each year; the history and natural beauty of this South-East Asian country has long captivated the hearts and minds of those who venture to its shores.

Through our Thai Gap Year Program, you’ll have the opportunity to experience the country just as the locals do, immersing yourself in the culture by living it and breathing it. Working as a Gap Assistant, you’ll live and work in a Thai international school where English is the native student language.

Important Stuff


Placements for our Thailand Gap Year Program commence in late January and mid July and conclude in December or July depending on duration and intake.


Our Thailand Gap Year Program uniquely is offered as a 6 month or 12 month placement. However, schools generally prefer participants who stay for a longer period. Placement duration cannot exceed a maximum of 12 months.


In addition to complimentary food and accommodation, participants can expect to receive between AU$150 and AU$350 per week as an allowance during the school term.

Is it made for me?

Applicants for our Thailand Gap Year Program must:

  • Be aged between 17 and 25 years old at the time of their arrival into Thailand
  • Have a valid passport from their home country (United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada or South Africa)
  • Have no serious pre-existing medical conditions
  • Have no prior convictions, with the ability to provide evidence as required
  • Have no serious food allergies (eg: nuts)

Where can I do it?

We’ve partnered with only the most reputable of schools, ensuring that you’ll enjoy your placement at a secure, clean and modern facility, often sharing your experience with a large percentage of staff from Western countries. Your new colleagues will be as welcoming as the locals, helping you to adjust to your new Thai life both professionally and socially. In fact, our partnered schools are so good at sharing their slice of paradise with new gap assistants that many previous participants have referred to their Thai schools as the ‘Hogwarts of Asia’!

Between terms, you’re free to explore Thailand and everything it has to offer; ride a tuk-tuk around Bangkok, learn the customs of the traditional hill tribes in the north of Chiang Mai, or simply lay on a secluded sandy beach and relax.

What will I actually get?

Our Thailand Gap Year Program is inclusive of:

  • Your placement as an assistant at a leading international school in Thailand, carefully selected by our team (we visit our host placements annually to ensure their continued suitability to host our participants)
  • A dedicated 'Program Manager' who will be your key point of contact in the lead up to and throughout the full duration of your placement with us
  • Ongoing and unlimited support from our world-wide team
  • In-country orientation course upon arrival, including 2 x nights’ accommodation, daily breakfast and welcome dinner
  • Local Thailand mobile phone SIM card
  • Thailand Lonely Planet guide
  • Discounted travel tours throughout South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand
  • 2 x complimentary international money transfers

So, whats next?

All of our gap year programs are subject to a non-refundable application fee which is payable at the time of your online application. The application fee includes all costs associated with the processing of your application and interview.

Only applicants who are offered and subsequently accept a placement will be charged the remainder of the program fee.

To apply for this program, you’ll first be required to share a bit about yourself by completing an online application form and uploading your photo. Be sure to include as much detail as possible! This will help us to secure the right placement for you.

So, you’ve completed the form. What’s next?

Once we receive your application, we’ll contact your three nominated referees and ask them to complete a confidential online evaluation form regarding your suitability for the Thailand Gap Year Program. Once we’ve heard back from each of your referees, we’ll get in touch with you via email to arrange a time and date for your face-to-face interview. 

Following your face-to-face interview, we hope to be in a position to discuss your application with the ideal school for you in Thailand!


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