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 at the end of the fall 2020 semester.
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 completeTEFL Training Calendar 2019for 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