About Engage

Engage Options

Dates and costs for summer 2020 are now available! See the chart below for the full list of opportunities.

Country Dates Cost
China – Teacher Training Program June 26 – August 2 $3,900
China – Mainland Program with Vision Trip July 4 – August 1 $4,100
China – Mainland Program without Vision Trip July 4 – July 26 $3,700
Hong Kong June 28 – August 2 $4,900
Mongolia June 9 – July 15 $5,200
Vietnam June 26 – July 29 $4,400
Laos – 20 day Program July 21 – August 10 $3,000
Laos – 36 day Program June 23 – July 23 $5,300
Laos – 52 day Program June 23 – August 10 $5,900
Cambodia June – July $4,900
Cambodia – Hong Kong Internship May – June $7,600
DPRK May 4 – June 2 $5,400
DPRK July 6 - August 3 $6,000
Lebanon June 18 – July 21 $5,300
Jordan June 18 – July 21 $5,400
Tunisia Youth Program June 18 – July 21 $5,200
Morocco June 18 – July 21 $4,900
Iraq – Najaf Sept – October $5,000
Iraq – Baghdad November $5,500
Iraq – Najaf January 8 – February 1 $5,000
Iraq – Baghdad March 12 – 29 $5,500
Iraq – Najaf April – May $5,000
Iraq – Kurdistan June 18 – July 21 $6,200

What's Included?

  • International flights
  • Food and housing
  • Sightseeing opportunities
  • Medical and evacuation coverage
  • Orientation, training, and debriefing
  • Visa and document processing
  • Support development materials
  • Donor receipting
  • Teaching curriculum
  • Screening and team placement
  • Contracts with individual host schools

Core Values

Teaching with Excellence

The people we send to teach English have the privilege of standing in front of a classroom full of students eager to learn English and more about their foreign teachers. There are opportunities to share hope and love as friendships are built with students and their families. Since 1981, over 1.5 million students have been influenced by more than 13,000 ELIC teachers around the world. Throughout three decades of proven impact, ELIC has been blessed with an increased level of credibility and influence. This drives us to broaden our vision for how our teachers will reach a new generation of future leaders in the world’s most pivotal nations.

Training You Well

The Engage program begins with a week of training and orientation. If you are nervous about teaching and serving in another country, don’t worry! This is when we will train you. At Orientation, you will learn everything from safety and security, to how to work together as a team. You will also learn the teaching curriculum and how to most effectively teach English and build relationships with the people you will be working with. Every summer we send engineers, business majors, doctors, and artists. You don't have to be a teacher by trade to teach English—you already have what it takes!

Serving as a Team

Engage places a high emphasis on teams. You are sent in teams because of the countless benefits to serving internationally while rooted in the context of community. You’ll learn to sharpen and encourage each other while pouring out your time and energy into your students and relationships. Each team is made up of roughly 6-10 teachers and includes a team leader. Team leaders usually have previous experience serving with ELIC and play the role of a mentor and guide throughout the summer. They will be able to assist the teams wherever they are needed.