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Applying to Working Worldwide

Drake University’s Working Worldwide program has a simple online application through the platform Terra Dotta and an in-person interview. 

Working Worldwide applications for 2022-2023 placements will open in late February 2022, and will be due April 1.

*For the 2022-2023 Working Worldwide application cycle, please know that it is our understanding that it is currently not possible for U.S. Citizens to receive a visa to teach English in China. Due to this, we will not be moving forward with placements in China for the 2022-2023 Working Worldwide application cycle. Placements in Kosovo are still proceeding as planned, and interested applicants are encouraged to apply.

Terra Dotta will be the general portal for document collection and post-acceptance program requirements.  Details will be shared with applicants throughout the process.

Selection Criteria

Working Worldwide applicants who demonstrate the emotional maturity to adapt to living and working in a new culture, who successfully show how this program supports their personal and/or professional goals, and who demonstrate professionalism throughout the application and selection process will be offered a spot in the Working Worldwide program. Please note that ultimate participation is dependent on hire ability with our partner organizations.

Application Process

There are four main steps in applying and securing your place in the Working Worldwide program:

1. Online application through Terra Dotta, including $100 application fee (counts toward overall program fee). Instructions on how to submit payment can be found in applicant's Terra Dotta application. Deadline is 11:59 PM CST on April 1, 2022.

2. Interview (in-person or virtual) with Working Worldwide program staff. 

3. Deposit. If you have been offered placement with the program, a $300 non-refundable deposit (that goes toward your overal program fee) is required to secure your commitment to Working Worldwide.

4. Pay the remainder of the Program Fee. Please see the program's FAQ page for more details about what the fee covers. 2022-2023 program fee: $975.

Online application requirements

(Further details provided within application)


  1. Short Questionnaire: General questions about yourself in relation to the program.
  2. Statement of Purpose: 700-800 words specifying how this program supports your personal and/or professional goals.
  3. Two letters of recommendation: one academic and one professional
  4. Resume: Highlighting all relevant work experience, including any teaching, mentoring, or tutoring experience.
  5. Transcript:  An official hard copy is required. See Supporting Materials below.
  6. Application Fee: Applications for Working Worldwide will not be complete without the $100 application fee. This counts toward the overall program fee.
  7. Diploma (Optional): A scanned PDF if you have already graduated.


 **PLEASE NOTE: Applications must be "Submitted" in Terra Dotta to be considered complete. The application fee MUST be paid and all required information entered into the application by April 1.

 How to find the Working Worldwide application in Terra Dotta

1. Go to the Terra Dotta website (
2. Click on “Programs”
3. Under “Simple Search”, Show: “Outgoing”, Name: “Working Worldwide”, Term: “Post-grad Teaching”
4. Click on the Program Name
5. On the brochure page, click “Apply Now”
6. Create profile and begin application.  You may save and log out at any point.

Supporting Materials


Working Worldwide Transcript Request Form 



Physical Examination Record Form: China

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