The plane landed on November 7 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The students arrived in the city, exhausted and jet-lagged, but none-the-less excited to taste real pho, ride a Vespa, and immerse themselves in local culture. They had spent over 20-hours on a plane to get there, yet the journey really took them 130 hours.
These students were the first cohort of CIEE’s Destination TEFL program. The new program combines both the flexibility of CIEE's 130-hour online certification course with the incomparable experience of teaching abroad. For the program, TEFL students will get to travel to either Vietnam, Spain, or Thailand for two weeks to complete their teaching practicum. After two weeks, they will return home with an accredited TEFL certification, 60-hours of assistant teaching, and an experience of a lifetime.