Teach in Sudan
Teaching jobs in Sudan allow teachers from around the world to experience some of Africa's warmest hospitality. Teaching in Sudan is an adventure for truly dedicated teachers.
Teaching in Sudan
Sudan’s private international schools hire educators of all levels, from classroom teachers to administrators. In addition, English teachers have been increasingly in demand as English is the country’s second official language.
Salary and benefits when teaching in Sudan
Salary packages in Sudan vary from international school jobs to ESL jobs. In general, licensed teachers in international schools can expect to earn a salary that allows for a fair amount of savings, and be provided accommodation and health insurance.
Teach in Sudan – Hiring
Hiring for teaching jobs in Sudan takes place year-round. Teachers interested in teaching in Sudan are encouraged to apply through Teach Away at any time.
What's Needed to Teach in Sudan
Visas for teachers in Sudan
Teach Away placement coordinators provide teachers with assistance in applying for visas, although teachers are ultimately responsible for their own visa application.
Qualifications needed to teach in Sudan
Private international schools will require a Bachelor’s degree, a teaching license in the teacher’s home country, and will usually require at least two years of relevant experience as well. ESL positions require a Bachelor’s degree and often a TEFL certificate as well. TEFL certification, while not always a requirement for ESL jobs in Sudan, is an asset.
Living in Sudan
Many westerners know Sudan only for the sad civil war that has torn the country apart for so many years. What they don’t often know, however, is that Sudan’s capital city of Khartoum is considered by many to be one of the safest and friendliest cities in the world. They may not know that northern Sudan, near the Egyptian border, boasts its own (much less crowded) pyramids. And they may not imagine an area where they will be asked to stop and enjoy a cup of tea several times each day – but this is what to expect in Sudan.
Cost of Living in Sudan
Sudan’s cost of living is lower than that of most Western countries. Though spending habits vary for every individual, teachers can usually expect to save a good portion of their salaries when teaching in Sudan.
Housing for teachers in Sudan
Many international schools in Sudan will provide accommodation for teachers. If accommodation is not provided, teachers will often receive a housing allowance as part of their additional benefits. Provided accommodation may be private or shared with other international teachers.
Traveling in Sudan
Things for teachers to do in Sudan
Sudan does not have the major metropolises that can be found in many countries, but for teachers who prefer a non-urban lifestyle, Sudan’s cities and towns can be a welcome relief. Sudanese people are renowned for their friendliness and hospitality, and the slower pace of life in Sudan’s cities appeals to many teachers. Visitors to Khartoum often confirm the city’s reputation as one of the most friendly in the world. Sip tea with friends, and explore local markets for a variety of goods. Sudanese food is diverse and varies by region. Soups and other dishes made of vegetables, beef, fish, or mutton make up much of the cuisine, which is usually flavored with spices. Meals are often served communally.
Some of the most popular sightseeing in Sudan is in the north, where travelers can visit the country’s ancient pyramids. Though smaller than those of Egypt, Sudan’s are far less crowded and allow travelers to take in the sites and escape the tourist atmosphere of Egypt’s pyramids. Sudan’s beaches, on the coast of the Red Sea, provide beautiful, largely unspoiled environments for swimming and diving. The fact that Sudan has some of the best scuba diving in the world has been a well-kept secret until recently, when more and more tourists began traveling to Sudan’s coast. Teachers in Khartoum will also enjoy cultural activities such as the National Museum. Those who like to spend time outdoors can explore Tuti Island, a small patch of land located in the middle of two branches of the Nile.
TEFL Certification for Private School Teachers
Many private schools in Sudan require applicants to possess a TEFL certificate. The University of Toronto’s TEFL Online Certificate can help you become a leading candidate for some of the top Sudanese private school positions.
Sudan at a Glance
Capital - Khartoum
Language - Arabic, English
Population - 31 million
Currency - Sudanese pound
Government - Federal presidential republic
- Sudan split from South Sudan in 2011 and is now the third largest country in Africa.
- Sudan is a very diverse multilingual population with 114 native languages and over 500 accents.
- The river Nile runs through Sudan from the north to the south.
- Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, means elephant trunk in Arabic. This refers to the large bend in the Nile River that flows through the city.
- January 1st is a national holiday, Sudan celebrates its independence from Egypt and the UK.
- Sudan is actually home to more pyramids than Egypt, approximately 230. However, they are not as large or considered as historically significant as those found in Egypt.
- Popular cuisine in Sudan includes cheeses, breads, stews and fish dishes.