Teach in Uzbekistan
Teach in Uzbekistan for the opportunity to live at the intersection of East and West and explore this incredible and often undiscovered Central Asian treasure.
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Teaching in Uzbekistan
Options for teaching in Uzbekistan
Teaching in Uzbekistan is possible in both public schools and private international schools. Teach Away hires teachers for the Ministry of Public Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan, an expanding group of public Presidential Schools that aim to educate gifted students. Teaching in this program is an excellent, highly-paid opportunity for experienced, licensed teachers.
Salary and benefits when teaching in Uzbekistan
Teachers who travel to Uzbekistan can expect to earn a generous salary and benefits including housing, utilities, and airfare.
Teach in Uzbekistan - Hiring
The school year in Uzbekistan begins in September and lasts until around July. Hiring will usually occur in the summer prior to the upcoming school year.
What you'll need to teach in Uzbekistan
Qualifications needed to teach in Uzbekistan
Candidates applying to teach in Uzbekistan should have a bachelors degree, a teaching license or certification in their home state or country, as well as previous classroom teaching experience.
Visas for teachers in Uzbekistan
Teach Away placement coordinators provide assistance through the visa application process, although teachers are ultimately responsible for their own visa application. Teachers applying for a visa to Uzbekistan should be prepared to complete a visa application form, obtain required documents and a health check at minimum. Other visa materials will include a passport and recent passport-sized photos
Living in Uzbekistan
Teachers seeking a teaching position off of the beaten path will want to consider applying for a job in Uzbekistan. As a traditional trading point along the historical silk-road linking Asia to Europe, Uzbekistan is a fascinating blend of Eastern and Western influences. Tashkent, the country’s capital and most cosmopolitan city, is noted for its tree-lined streets, numerous fountains and parks, and relatively low cost of living.
Housing for teachers in Uzbekistan
The Presidential Schools program in Uzbekistan provides private accommodation for all participating teachers.
TEFL Certification for Private School Teachers
Many private schools in Uzbekistan require applicants to possess a TEFL certificate. The Center for Intercultural Development at International House, UC Berkeley has developed an online TEFL certificate that prepares teachers for life in the international classroom, helping you become a leading candidate for some of the top private school positions in Uzbekistan.
Uzbekistan at a Glance
Capital - Tashkent
Language - Uzbek
Population - 29.5 million
Currency - Som (UZS)
Government - Unitary presidential state
- It is bordered by Kazakhstan to the north, Kyrgyzstan to the northeast, Tajikistan to the southeast, Afghanistan to the south and Turkmenistan to the southwest.
- Uzbekistan is home to the Muruntan gold mine, one of the largest open pit gold mines in the world
- It was once part of the ancient Persian Empire, and what is now known as Uzbekistan was conquered in the fourth century B.C. by Alexander the Great.
- Following the breakup of the Soviet Union, Uzbekistan gained its independence in 1991 and became a constitutional republic.
- Lepioshka (bread) is never laid upside down as it brings bad luck.
- Kurash is their native martial art form.
- It's known for its mosques, mausoleums and other sites linked to the Silk Road.