This list is chalk-full (teacher-humor!) of awesome opportunities to explore on a short-term basis. Most of these jobs take place during the summer, but there are quite a few jobs that take place during the academic year, as well. This could mean a life-changing gap-year, a professional sabbatical, or a lifelong-dream fulfilled of living in a new, beautiful place!

If you know of or have a great opportunity for our community of traveling teachers, e-mail me at

A.C.L.E. stands for Associazione Culturale Linguistica Educational.

About: Bisogna practica con su lingua Italiano? Vuoi visitare l’Italia?A.C.L.E. is an organization that runs several high-quality programs through youth. They focus on teaching students English through connections and experiences.

Type of work: English immersion summer camps are based at several residential and day camp sites throughout Italy. Counselors from English-speaking countries stay at camps, in family home-stays, or in hotels, while spending their days teaching kids English through full-immersion and play!

CLIL staff members work with students at their schools throughout the academic year, giving students intercultural exchange and language practice.

Storytelling staff members teach English through engaging, interactive experiences with students at their schools! The format through which these are done are usually in plays, puppet shows, skits, and/or games.

Where: Various cities throughout Italy.

When: Summer camps run June through September, CLIL (Content Language Integrated Learning) runs October through May, and Storytelling runs October through May.

Pay: The pay varies by length of commitment – but when I applied in 2018, I was offered 250 euros weekly. Not bad, especially considering the exchange rate from the United States!

Website: Check out A.C.L.E. at .

Social Media: Find them on Facebook at .