Where can you teach without a degree?

 

Country

Degree Requirement

Typical

Contract

Peak Hiring Seasons

Visa Info

Typical Students

Argentina

Not required

6 – 12 months

January – Sept

Tourist visa convert to work visa

Business professionals, children

Bhutan

BA/ BS/BEd degree preferred but not required

12 months

December, Jan

and May, June

work visa

children, adults, monks

Bolivia

Not required

1 – 12 months

January – Feb

and June – July

Tourist visa

Business professionals, children

Brazil

Not required

1 – 6 months

March – August

Tourist visa

Business professionals, children

Cambodia

Not required

6 – 12 months

All year round

Tourist visa convert to work visa

Business professionals, children

Colombia

Not required

6 – 12 months

March – August

Work visa

Business professionals, children

Costa Rica

Not required

6 – 12 months

October – Dec

Tourist visa

Business professionals, children

Ecuador

Not required

6 – 12 months

Feb – March

and July – Aug

Tourist visa

Business professionals, children

Egypt

Not required

3 – 24 Months

May -August,

all year round

Tourist visa convert to work visa or work visa in advance.

Business professionals, children

Greece

Not required

6 – 12 Months

September & January

EU citizenship or work visa

Business professionals, children

India

Not required

6 – 12 months

Year-round

Work permit

Students, professionals

Indonesia

Not required

12 months

All year round

Work visa in advance

Business professionals, children

Jordan

Not required

6 – 12 Months

July – August,

all year round

Tourist visa convert to work visa

Business professionals, children

 

Lebanon

Not required

6 – 12 Months

All year round

Tourist visa convert to work visa

Business professionals, children

Madagascar

Not required

9 months

Year-round

Work visa

Children & Adults

Mexico

Not required

6 – 12 months

May – August

May – August

Business professionals, children

Morocco

Not required

6 – 12 Months

All year round

Tourist visa convert to work visa

Business professionals, children

New Zealand

Not required

Monthly

January, June, November

Working Holiday visa

Students, professionals

Panama

Not required

6 – 12 months

March – August

Tourist visa or work visa

Business professionals, children

Paraguay

Not required

6 – 12 months

March

Work permit

Students

Peru

Not required

6 – 12 months

All year round

Tourist visa or work visa

Business professionals, children

Poland

Not required

9 – 12 Months

October

and January

EU citizenship or working visa

Business professionals

Romania

Not required

9 – 12 Months

Sept – June

EU citizenship or tourist visa convert to work visa

Business professionals, children

Russia

Not required

9 – 12 Months

Sept – June

Work visa

Business professionals, children

Slovakia

Not required

6 – 12 Months

June and Sept

EU citizenship or tourist visa convert to work visa

Business professionals, children

Sri Lanka

Not required

12 Months

Year-round

Work permit

Children & Adults

 

Turkey

Not required

6 – 12 Months

6 – 12 Months

Work visa

Business professionals, children

 

Uruguay

Not required

6 – 12 months

March – August

Work visa

Business professionals, children

Most African countries also do not require a degree to TEFL. 

*The information provided is a general guide only. Requirements may change at any time. Your employer or recruiter will advise on Visa requirements at the time you’re ready to travel and TEFL

Many TEFL students simply travel with a tourist visa and when in the country apply to schools for teaching positions. Even in countries like Thailand  which

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