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See Teaching English in Egypt and Teaching English and Living in Saudi Arabia for first-hand reports and resources.

The American University in Cairo
Graduate Master's degree program and fellowship for teaching English as a foreign language are offered at the American Univ. in Cairo. Courses essential for effective teaching are given by a supportive, skilled faculty. The master's degree program requires 2 years and the intervening summer for completion. Program starts in September only.

Amideast: Academic and Cultural Exchange
Amideast has network of English language schools in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, West Bank and Gaza, Kuwait, Iraq, UAE, Yemen, Morocco, and Tunisia that recruits qualified teachers locally; field office addresses are on the website.

Footprints Recruiting
Teaching in Dubai

Teaching in Dubai is a unique chance to experience an ancient culture, live in a totally different part of the world, and significantly contribute to the world’s largest educational reform. Salaries and benefits for teaching jobs in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and other locations like Qatar and Oman in the surrounding Gulf region are famously generous. These jobs are competitive and typically require a government teaching license and two years of classroom experience from a native English speaking country. If you’re a professional educator looking for a change, get in touch and apply today!

Volunteer in Israel
GoEco has established dozens of ecological and humanitarian projects in cooperation with organizations both in the Arab and Jewish sectors in Israel. The organization offers an informed and vetted selection of projects to GoEco participants. Their target audience is the ecologically concerned and adventurous traveler who wants to explore a region firsthand and to get to know the local people, customs and eco-system through a vetted volunteer program.
Volunteer projects and internships include a Desert Wildlife Program, Social Food Program in Tel Aviv, At-Risk Youth in Jerusalem, Long Term Wildlife Program, Ecotourism Development in Nazareth, Mountain Eco Lodge, Coral Reef Conservation, Ecotourism Development in Central Jerusalem, and many more.

Kibbutz Program Center
Volunteer in a Kibbutz in Israel
Volunteer, Ulpan (Hebrew and Study Program). Kibbutz Volunteers live and work on a kibbutz in Israel. Work can vary: agriculture, services, education, or industry. The volunteer program is for 2-6 months. Ulpan students live on kibbutz for 5 months where they work 3 days and study Hebrew 3 days a week. The program offers trips and tours in Israel as well as social and educational activities. It is a great way to explore your Jewish heritage and get connected with your Jewish roots. Kibbutzes are located throughout Israel. Magen David Adom Program: 2 months of volunteering with other volunteers on ambulances. Program offered in the winter and the summer. Qualifications: age 19-35, prerequisite: EMT, Internships Program, 2 6-month internships designed according to individual requests of students and young professionals.

Kibbutz Volunteers Program Center
Apply to Be a Volunteer at a Kibbutz in Israel
The official site for Kibbutz movement program center in Israel where you can apply to be a volunteer.

Love Volunteers
Volunteer in Palestine
Thousands of volunteers have trusted Love Volunteers with their travel and volunteer aspirations. Love Volunteers provides participants with the chance to experience new cultures while helping those in real need. Join the world’s fastest growing independent volunteering organization for a voluntary service project in Palestine that is affordable, responsible, and safe! Visit our website to check out our range of community-based projects and find out how you can make a REAL difference! Cost:

Project Hope
Volunteer in Palestine as a Teacher
Experience a unique opportunity to live and volunteer in the West Bank while being immersed in Palestinian culture and making a difference in people’s lives. Volunteering projects include teaching English, French, health, art, music, and human rights/social justice. Volunteers live together and receive free Arabic lessons. Visit their Facebook page.

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