WEPisode #6: Molly In Italy





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Global PALS

What’s on your agenda? Add new stamps to your passport, new memories to your heart and new skills to your belt with the WEP Global PALS (Program for Assistants of Languages in Schools).

This program allows Australians to gain valuable professional experience in a supportive overseas environment while exploring life and culture in another country.

Global PALS is popular with tertiary students studying education or a related field, but it also open to university students studying other areas but with a strong interest in education or language.

As a participant, you’ll support a school’s language program by working alongside a local English language teacher at a primary or high school in your country of choice. Your day-to-day could include coaching language students, lesson planning, sharing Australian customs, getting involved in cultural events and more! Not only will you help enhance students’ English skills and cultural knowledge, you’ll be gaining valuable personal and professional skills along the way.

Applicants must:

  • be a fluent English speaker
  • be a university student or graduate
  • meet specific language and age requirements as listed below
  • have an interest in education
  • be able to commit to the program for the contracted duration.

Is this you? Submit an enquiry below.

Destination overviews:


Start date: January or September
Program duration: 3 months
Accommodation style: volunteer host family
Placement location: most placements are in Piedmont, however keep an open mind!
Applicants must:

  • be aged 20-30
  • knowledge of Italian preferred but not mandatory


Start date: February
Accommodation style: volunteer host family with full board
Program duration: 2 or 3 months
Placement location: Rosario, Buenos Aires, Mendoza or Tucuman
Applicants must:

  • be aged 21 – 35
  • have an intermediate level of Spanish


Start date: March or September
Program duration: 2 or 3 months
Accommodation style: shared accommodation at the school. Meals included Monday-Friday
Placement location: Zheng Zhou and Chengdu
Applicants must:

  • be aged 20+
  • have some basic Mandarin


Start date: January, March or September
Program duration: 2 or 3 months
Accommodation style:
home stay family, residence or boarding at school with full board.
Placement location: anywhere! That’s part of the adventure!
Applicants must:

  • be aged 20+
  • have a pre-intermediate level of French

Hear from our participants:

“This is a great opportunity to practice my Italian! School is great; I’ve been given a lot of freedom when working with the younger students so we’re playing games and doing dances, all in English!” – Brittany

More Information

All programs include:

  • comprehensive insurance
  • school placement
  • accommodation and meals
  • administrative fees
  • support from WEP Australia and our overseas partner organisation
  • airport meet and greet on arrival
  • orientation (varies in style and length).

Express your interest now