We are currently offering 2020 EQUIP openings in Jordan, Tunisia, and China. Each year, we aim to add additional countries based on local demand and the current capacity of our in-country leadership.

Regardless of where you go, you will join the community of long-term team members who have spent years working in that country. You will teach, learn, and grow alongside your team leader and mentors. You will have opportunities to work with the next generation of leaders, develop your leadership skills, explore more of your gifts, engage the culture in creative and practical ways, deepen your spiritual walk, and make unforgettable friendships. It certainly will be an experience of a lifetime!

ELIC seeks those who are willing to step away from life as they know it and risk seeing the world as it really is. EQUIP is looking for those with a heart to serve, seeking a deeper journey both spiritually and physically. Along the way, you will grow as a leader, gain skills to be used for the rest of your life, and work alongside people passionate about loving others and seeking the deeper meaning of community.

We’re looking for people who have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in any field
  • English fluency (IELTS level 8 or 9 for non-native speakers)
  • An aptitude for teaching - ELIC provides comprehensive training, including a graduate-level TESOL certificate, for all long-term teachers (prior teaching experience is not a requirement)
  • A commitment to working, learning, and growing alongside a team of other people like you

Yes, we do. However, we will carefully take into consideration team dynamics and other factors to make sure we are assembling teams that healthy for everyone. If you’re married and want to do an internship with ELIC, then let’s talk about it.

The EQUIP program costs vary by country and other location-specific variables such as flight costs, housing, language study, etc. For more information, please e-mail us at go@elic.org.

Absolutely! We want you to truly experience the place that you call home for the next year. You and your team will explore and get to know the city where you're living and other surrounding areas. There will certainly be downtime throughout the week for you to enjoy a coffee or tea at a local café with your teammates or maybe even do some shopping at local markets. There will also be a professional development conference mid-way through your year in another country.

The purpose of EQUIP is for you to experience the work that ELIC is accomplishing overseas while growing as an individual and professional. You will get the unique opportunity to see our teachers in action inside and outside the classroom while you work alongside them. You will get to see some of the most beautiful places in the world while learning how to teach, how to work on a team, and valuable leadership skills. You will become a part of the ELIC family, and ultimately it is our hope that you will be so impacted by what you experience that you choose to commit to long-term service with us.