LE at a Glance

Organization Description

Learning Enterprises is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to expanding global horizons through international service teaching. Learning Enterprises has been offering volunteers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to teach English abroad since the organization was founded in 1992.

Learning Enterprises is guided by the 5 following principles:

1. Fostering Creativity
2. Expanding Horizons
3. Promoting Understanding
4. Spreading the Spirit of Volunteerism
5. Providing Rewarding Work Experience

With programs across six countries in Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia, Learning Enterprises provides volunteers with a unique opportunity to teach English in under-resourced areas and immerse themselves in the culture of their host community. 

Position Description

As a Learning Enterprises volunteer, you will create and implement your own curriculum that best suits your class. While you have set work time, there is also free time that you may spend however you'd like with your host family, community, students, etc. Your host family will provide you with accommodations and regular meals, and has graciously agreed to share their cultural and familial heritage with you.

There are ZERO program fees. Volunteers are solely responsible for the cost of transportation to and from their program bases, along with any items not provided by host families.


Learning Enterprises requires that all applicants are at least 18 years old at the time of submitting their application, but there is no upper age limit for volunteers for any of our programs. Our programs are generally run by university students. As such, you should be prepared to function in a team of youth and take direction from our Program Directors.

Time Commitment

You must be able to commit to the program and should anticipate spending the majority of your summer in country. Time varies from program to program. See see our program pages for more information.

How to Apply

  • Please apply by visiting www.learningenterprises.org/apply
  • Once your application has been processed and reviewed, we will reach out to you to set up a first-round interview
  • If the first round interview is a success, and we've determined we're a good fit for one another, your application will be passed along to the Program Director of your first choice. You may also be interviewed by the Program Director of your second choice.
  • After these interviews, you'll be informed of the outcome of your application! Please reach out to info@learningenterprises.org with any other questions!


By volunteering with Learning Enterprises, volunteers agree that they will not receive any wages, benefits, insurance, or any other terms or conditions of employment. Learning Enterprises accepts applications and selects volunteers on an equal opportunity basis. However, volunteering does not create an employer/employee relationship with Learning Enterprises.