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Volunteer In Africa! School with a story you have to see!

Start date: 
August 1, 2020
12 months
Positions available: 
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Come teach some of East Africa’s brightest students

About Abaarso School 

Abaarso School, located in Hargeisa, Somaliland (Somalia), educates the next generation of Somali leaders, who will help develop their country after a devastating civil war. Since opening in 2009, Abaarso has sent over 130 graduates on a full scholarship to top colleges and secondary schools throughout the world, including Yale, Harvard, Columbia, Brown, MIT, Amherst, Swarthmore, and many more. The school has been featured on 60 Minutes and in The New York Times, BBC World, and CNN Money, among many others.

Please take a moment to watch the 60 Minutes piece here:


Teaching at Abaarso 

Teachers work hard and in difficult conditions, but receive the satisfaction of knowing that their work provides opportunities for students who would not otherwise have them. Teachers also receive:

  • A $250/month stipend (often used to travel in the region during school breaks)
  • Round-trip airfare from their home country to Somaliland
  • Room and board on campus
  • Emergency travel evacuation insurance

Who we look for 

Abaarso teachers work long hours, as they are expected to fully immerse themselves in the school’s mission. They forge lifetime connections with grateful students who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity of a world-class education. Abaarso is looking for individuals interested in dedicating at least one year to training top high school students. Applications are welcome for English, social studies, math, and the sciences, including computer science. Experience teaching or working with youth is desirable, but not required.

Apply to teach 

Please send your resume and transcripts to, and fill out the online application at For questions, please email James Linville, Headmaster, at

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Make your resume stand out!

  • If you don’t have classroom experience, include any experience working with kids or teenagers tutoring, coaching sports teams, music teaching, babysitting, Sunday school volunteering, summer camp counseling, etc. It all counts!
  • If you have a TEFL certificate, include it on your resume. If not, we highly recommend enrolling in a 120 TEFL hour course and state that it’s in progress on your resume. Check out our Recommend TEFL Courses.
  • For more tips on how to present your experience check out our RESUME GUIDE