Teaching in Vietnam FAQs

Q: What is the Teaching in Vietnam program? 

A: Queens College partners with the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) in Vietnam to provide QC students with the opportunity to help children improve their communicative English by providing a fun learning environment in SEAMEO’s Summer Fun program. 

Q: What will students do in the program? 

A: Students will create their own lesson plans and co-teach kids ages 6-15. 

Q: How many hours per week will students be working? 

A: Students will work 21 hours per week. 

Q: Do I have to be an education major? 

A: All majors are welcome to apply! Teaching or experience working with children is preferred, but not required.  

Q: What if I already graduated? 

A: You must be enrolled for Spring 2024 to participate in the program. If you are graduating in the Spring 2024 semester, you are still eligible.  

Q: Is there a GPA requirement? 

A: Yes, you must be in good academic standing (2.5 GPA or above). 

Q: What is included in the program? 

A: A round trip flight, transportation to and from the airport, complimentary room and board during your stay, complementary weekend trips around Vietnam, and a $25 USD stipend per working day will be provided for you. 

Q: What do I need to contribute? 

A: A $500 non-refundable deposit is required of you, as well as insurance and a visa or passport, and a cell phone plan of your choice.  

Q: I missed the information sessions but would like to learn more. What should I do? 

A: If you were unable to attend an info session you can find a recording of the session here.  

Q: Where can I apply? 

A: You can apply here. Applications are due by December 1, 2023. 

Q: When can I expect to hear back about my application? 

A: You can expect to hear back about your application by December 15, 2023. For those selected, interviews will take place in January. 

Q: If I have more questions, who should I contact? 

A: You can email us at teachinginvietnam@qc.cuny.edu or call us at 718-570-0565. We are also available on campus in Frese Hall, room 102