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Working Worldwide Process Calendar

Working Worldwide outreach and promotion on Drake University's campus is typically heaviest during the end of the fall semester and start of spring.  Please pay attention for special information sessions during those times.
Dates listed below are approximate based on previous programs. The complete 2021-2022 calendar will be made available during January 2021.


  • February 1: Application Made Available


  • March 1: Application Deadline
  • Second Week of March: Applicant Interviews with Program Staff
  • Prior to Spring Break: Program Admission Decisions Announced
  • Friday after Spring Break: Initial Deposit Deadline


  • First Week of April: TEFL Training begins online. Please see the complete TEFL Training Calendar 2019 for an example calendar. 2021 calendar may vary. 
  • Throughout April: In-person and online TEFL Training hours; refer to calendar at link above
  • Mid-April: Placement Decisions are Announced
  • End of April: Remainder of Program Fee Due


  • First Weekend of May: Full weekend of TEFL training (20 hours).
  • End of May: Intensive TEFL Training sessions to complete program. Refer to calendar at link above.


  • Late July: Participants Receive Invitation Letters from Chinese Institution; Apply for Visa with Chinese Consulate


  • Mid-August: Kosovo participants depart based on specific placement.
  • August 23: China Participants Meet in Guilin to begin in-country orientation
  • August 28: China Participants Depart Training Site for Placement City


  • First Week of September: Fall Semester Begins at Chinese Schools


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