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Would you like to use your language teaching skills to help build a global culture of peace-while seeing the world at the same time? If you have at least 18 months of experience teaching English and/or Spanish, then this opportunity may be for you!

To apply, please download the GET Volunteer Teacher Information and Application Pack at the top of the page.

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What's Involved?

Peace Boat's onboard language programme, GET (Global English/Español Training), is a communication-based programme that aims to improve students' confidence and communicative ability in English and/or Spanish through a dynamic combination of onboard classwork, language-based events and activities, and exchange programmes in ports of call. Through GET, Peace Boat participants can acquire the necessary language skills to make their voyage as memorable and meaningful as possible. For teachers, the programme offers the opportunity to work with a great deal of autonomy, using their creativity both in and out of the classroom while enjoying the unique experience that is Peace Boat.


Basic requirements:

  • Have at least 18 months of relevant full-time experience teaching English and/or Spanish as a second language
  • Be highly advanced speakers of English (for those applying to teach English) or both English and Spanish (for those applying to teach Spanish). Note: it is not necessary to be a 'native' or 'first-language' speaker.
  • Be available for the duration of the voyage for which they are applying (including online training and pre-voyage orientation periods)
  • Be able to obtain all relevant visas required to participate in the voyage for which they are applying

For detailed position requirements, please read the GET Volunteer Teacher Information and Application Pack.

Application Process

Please be advised that the application deadline for each voyage is approximately four months prior to its departure and eight months prior to its completion.

A selection of applicants will be invited to attend either full-day information and interview session at GET’s office in Takadanobaba or invited for a Skype interview, depending on their location and availability. These appointments are typically held two or three weeks after the Volunteer Teacher application deadline for each voyage. Please note that all travel and accommodation expenses are the responsibility of the applicant.

How to Apply

To apply for an upcoming voyage, please download the GET Volunteer Teacher Information and Application Pack.

Completed applications must be submitted via email. Before submitting your application, please ensure that you have read the Information and Application Pack in its entirety, as we are unable to accept incomplete applications.

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