Global Community Fellowship - English Teacher at Inle Lake Vocational Training Center in Myanmar

Job Type

Full Time



Start Date


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Myanmar [Burma]


The Global Community Fellowship is a 13-15 month program for young and established professionals. Fellows work at NGOs and schools across Asia (Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand, and Indonesia) to support community development and youth education programs. By working directly with communities, fellows get hands-on experience learning how organizations in Asia are using creative and innovative methods to address critical social challenges.

Inle Lake Fellowship Placement

Fellows posted at the Inle Heritage House Vocational Training Center work as an English language teacher at the vocational school as well as work with the founder of IHHVTC on various cultural sustainability projects. The fellow may also help to coordinate the internship program and has some flexibility to explore additional projects that vary by the fellow’s interests or skills.


IHHVTC was founded by Yin Myo Su and is an NGO that looks afer the cultural and natural heritage of the Inle Region, through hospitality education and water resource management. It also serves as a one of a kind sustainable business model by being entirely supported through it's hotel and restaurant ventures.


Inle Lake is one of Myanmar’s top tourist attractions and one of the most beautiful and biologically diverse lakes. Visitors travel here to see the lake’s natural beauty, trek, and learn about the many ethnic minority groups that live around the lake. The Inthar people are one of these minority groups and they both live and support themselves on the lake by growing floating crops and living in stilted houses on the lake. 


  • Experience in teaching
  • Self-starter, able to proactively find ways to contribute to an organization
  • Ability to work independently and in a team

Note about citizenship requirements:

Due to certain visa/work permit restrictions and the needs of our partner organizations, Global Community Fellowship posts are often limited to US citizens/residents, or individuals who have received their bachelor's degree from a US university. 


As part of the fellowship, the following support and associated costs are covered by VIA and the post institution:

  • Four weeks of training, covering program management, cross-cultural communication, leadership development, local language lessons, and teacher training
  • Emergency medical and evacuation insurance
  • Living stipend (based on local cost of living) while working at your post or on a short-term VIA program
  • Intra-Asia travel (from training to your post and wrap-up conference)
  • Housing at the school located on the lake, and accommodations provided on weekends on the mainland (at founder Yin Myo Su's other hotel).

Level of Language Proficiency

Native level fluency in English

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Send cover letter and resume to Peter Nguyen, Global Community Fellowship Coordinator (