Nonprofit or community organization
Last modified: October 29, 2012, 2:58 PM
WorldTeach is a non-profit organization that provides opportunities for individuals to make a meaningful contribution to international education by living and working as volunteer teachers in developing countries. Founded in 1986 by Michael Kremer, Gates Professor of Developing Societies at Harvard University and MacArthur Award winner, WorldTeach is now a thriving organization that annually sends about 500 volunteers overseas to 16 countries in Asia, Latin America, Africa, Europe, and the Pacific Islands. Volunteers can teach a range of subjects, including but not limited to English, math, science, information technology, entrepreneurship, community health, environmental education and HIV/AIDS prevention. Volunteers not only get to choose among the countries, but also among year-long, semester and summer programs.