Visa & insurance guidance...

So, you have confirmed your battered, old passport is in a usable condition. That is good. What is next on your ‘To do’ list? Certainly finalising a visa to enter the country where you will complete your TESOL/TEFL programme and organising insurance warrant your early attention.

Visa Assistance: Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi (Vietnam)

If you decide to complete the TESOL/TEFL programme in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City obtaining the right visa to enter Vietnam in the first instance and remain there to pursue your dream to teach English is paramount. An alliance between AVSE-TESOL (Vietnam) and – the Vietnam visa on arrival experts – has cut through the red tape, simplifying the entire process. The partnership between AVSE-TESOL and means you can now apply for a visa to enter Vietnam from the comfort of your living room, by simply clicking the link below.

Visa Assistance: Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

The T Class visa to enter Cambodia and remain for a period of 30 days can be finalised in advance with a simple online application, or on arrival. With the on arrival option, it’s best to confirm your country is on the list of eligibility. The T Class visa only provides for a single entry, but it can be renewed once for a further stay of 30 days. If this type of visa for Cambodia will meet your needs, you can apply here.

If Cambodia is your preferred teaching location and you plan to remain there beyond the 4-week TESOL/TEFL programme at AVSE, almost certainly you’ll be better placed with what’s called an ‘Ordinary Visa’ (E class). Why? It’s much easier to extend and convert (if necessary) an Ordinary Visa (E class) compared to a T class visa. The downside with an Ordinary visa is it cannot be obtained online, in advance. It’s only available on arrival in Cambodia.


We all think we are infallible. The reality is we are not. Travel insurance with decent medical coverage is imperative when taking an overseas adventure. There are many horror stories on the internet about folks who were hospitalised due to illness or injury when travelling abroad, with the end result being huge medical bills. This kind of financial burden can be avoided by taking out a quality Travel Insurance policy before you leave home. It’s true that Travel Insurance represents yet another cost factor when planning your trip overseas, but, the risks associated with not having coverage are simply not worth taking.  

AVSE-TESOL and have joined together to offer travel insurance packages to meet the needs of adventurous people – young & more mature alike – who are pursuing their dream of teaching English in Vietnam, Cambodia and in other parts of the world. 


Key points – insurance with World Nomads

  • Backed by specialist insurers and global assistance partners
  • Buy online, even if you’ve already left home
  • Extend and claim online while travelling
  • Covers a range of adventure sports and activities

The partnership between AVSE-TESOL and means our TESOL/TEFL trainees can obtain the travel insurance they need with a minimum of fuss by applying online. You can buy, extend and claim online, even after you’ve left home. Travel insurance from is available to people from over 140 countries. It’s designed for adventurous travellers with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities.

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