Will I receive a stipend?

We will generally not be issuing stipends directly to participants because this can very often contradict visa regulations relating to paid work. 

However, we do provide added benefits: Gotoco participants will receive accommodation and meals at their programmes, cultural activities, as well as fully funded TEFL or CertTESOL teacher training and certification. Unlike most similar programmes, as a social enterprise, we impose no fees on participants to make the experience as affordable as possible and allow as many people as possible to explore the wider world and earn credible certification.  Our social mission is to improve cross-cultural understanding and foster a strong, inclusive global community through accessible international cultural exchange and worldwide educational projects.

If you are concerned about funding your flight and visa, we also recommend you look into grant and scholarship opportunities at your university or school, or from independent bodies. If you have questions on this, or need us to assist you with a grant application, please don’t hesitate to contact us