Year-long Fully Funded Volunteer Teaching in American Samoa

Overall rating: 0 based on 0 reviews

Program Description

American Samoa is a U.S territory, which provides it access to America's federal programs. All of its schools, even those on the outer islands, have some internet access, text books and school supplies. Cell phone coverage is also available throughout the islands. In July 2008, WorldTeach, in partnership with the Department of Education of American Samoa, sent its first group of volunteers to teach various subjects in elementary and high schools on the islands. The program has since grown substantially due to local support and demand. WorldTeach is the first volunteer organization to forge a relationship with the Department of Education. Volunteers have the opportunity to serve as English teachers in public high schools.


Volunteer teachers may be placed at any of the public schools in American Samoa. The majority of volunteers are placed in schools on Tutuila the biggest island in American Samoa. Volunteers are also placed in Manu'a and on Aunu'u the smaller islands of the territory.

Housing accommodations vary in American Samoa. Some volunteers stay in a separate house on a family's communal land, while other volunteers have a separate room within the family's house. The majority of the volunteers are placed in groups of two to three per house. Even if not in an intimate host family situation, volunteers must recognize the importance of social life at home in Samoa.

Most volunteer housing is a relativ


* Must be fluent in English
* Comfortable working in cross-cultural environments
* Independent worker
* Good people skills and organizational skills
* Flexibility and creativity in problem solving
* Interest in international education and development

What`s Included

The cost of this program covers:
~Emergency evacuation services
~In-country orientation/Training
~In-country staff support
~International travel
~Living stipend
~Medical insurance
~Written materials pre-departure

Program Fees Include:
The program fee of USD $3,990 includes pre-departure information and preparation, round-trip international airfare, health insurance, in-country orientation, transportation to your site, meals, and housing during orientation and throughout your teaching service, and 24-hour field support.

WorldTeach volunteers receive a monthly stipend directly from the Ministry of Education once they begin teaching. This stipend is more than ampl

Program Locations

Tutuila, American Samoa

Overall rating 
Program Administration
Living Conditions
Cultural Immersion
Social Life
Health and Safety
Review This Program

Program Details

  • American Samoa: Tutuila
1 year+
Monthly living stipend
  • Dear applicants, we encourage you to leave a personal review if you have ever taken part in this program. Leaving a review will help fellow travelers to decide where to go and which program to go with as they plan their trip abroad.
    Review this program

About HelpGoAbroad

We showcase the best programs, countries and institutions in the world, so whether you are interested in interning abroad, studying abroad, working abroad or simply traveling or living abroad, we have your back.

More about us ยป

Subscribe to the Newsletter