Live, Work & Travel in Georgia
Most well known as Stalin's homeland, the Georgians are a generous people living in a mountainous country troubled by several separatist movements within its borders. Two of these, South Ossetia and Abkharzia, have been declared Russian occupied territories. Georgia's long history dates back to the Kingdom of Colchis, home of the Golden Fleece of Jason and the Argonauts fame, and was one of the first countries to adopt Christianity as an official religion. While well worth visiting the only interest in Georgia to working travellers will be English teaching and volunteer work.
Teaching & TEFL in Georgia
The Georgian government has made efforts to improve language proficiency in the country through the Teach and Learn with Georgia (TLG) programme where fluent English, French and German speakers are invited to co-teach their language alongside local teachers in public schools throughout the country. More details can be found via our cheap volunteering site (see below). Some tips for teaching in Georgia, specifically on the TLG programme, can be found here.
Low Cost Options for Volunteering
From local NGOs to work exchanges we track down and list a number of opportunities for free or cheap volunteer work in Georgia on another website in our small group.
Other Ways to Travel or Stay for Free
Stay for free in return for caring for local residents' homes or pets. Join Trusted Housesitters to live rent free as a house sitter (Americans may prefer this link).You can get a free $25 Airbnb credit from us here.
More Resources from our Sites
Directory > Russia & Eastern Europe Links - A selection of links for finding work, searching for a home and travelling in Georgia.
Jobs in Eastern Europe - Current vacancies from the Jobs Abroad Bulletin. We don't get a great many for Georgia though.
Articles on Living, Working & Travelling in Georgia
Articles on other websites and blogs:
Interview with Liane Nichols, an American Teacher Teaching English in Georgia - Liane Nichols taught with Georgia’s Teach and Learn with Georgia program (TLG) from July 2012 through to December 2012.
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