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Cameroon Teaching

Cameroon Teaching

Become a part of the community in this diverse, welcoming and friendly country. Teach at the local school, sample the delights Cameroon has to offer and explore its overwhelming beauty.

Prices from $1,695

Teach friendly children and discover Cameroon's fascinating culture! Surrounded by mountains, rainforest, waterfalls and lakes, a world of adventure awaits you! Learn to dance to the popular makossa music or enjoy a freshly cooked yam as you stroll through the colourful streets, soaking up the rich flavour and colour of one of West Africa's most diverse countries. Your placement will introduce you into this vibrant environment as a member of the community, so much so that you may find you never want to leave!


  • Make lifelong friendships
  • Teach English to fun-loving children
  • Explore this beautiful country


  • Minimum age of 18 years


Location Cameroon
Activities Teaching
Recreational activities
Transport Pick-up from the airport
Transport to the project site
Accommodation Hostel or homestay


Before you go

Pre-departure support
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Equipment advice
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier T-shirt (UK only)

In-country 2 meals a day
Local orientation and training
Ground transfers & in-transit accommodation
Airport pick-up
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ backup



A variety of qualifications are available on many of our projects. For example, BTEC certificates and diplomas on our Group conservation projects and TEFL certificates and BTECs on most of our teaching projects. You may also be able to gain a CoPE to support your university application. For more information on these qualifications, please see the qualifications section of our website or ask your volunteer advisor.


Your exciting work day will begin at 8am. Teaching various classes, you'll get to interact with a wide range of children and teachers. School finishes at 2:30, giving you the evenings to enjoy with your friends, wandering the lovely tree-lined streets and exploring the tremendous natural beauty of the surrounding area.


You will be greeted at the airport in Douala by a friendly Frontier representative. You will travel the 134 mile journey to your project location in Bamenda in the North West Province using the safe and reliable bus service.


Accommodation will be in a clean, comfortable hostel or with a local host depending on your preference and the availability. Single-sex dorms are much like those that you'd find in Europe, with electricity and running water. The bedrooms contain a bed (with a sheet, blanket, and pillow) and a table/desk. The hostel also has a shared kitchen and dining area. There is a shower room for each bedroom and a shared toilet.


You will be offered two meals (breakfast and dinner) a day. Your diet will consist of fresh locally available food, including vegetables, fruits, rice, meat, fish, corn, plantains, bananas and occasionally some western style dishes.


Your accommodation will be located within 1.5 kilometres from your school, an easy walking distance.

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Your weekends are free to enjoy as you wish. You can visit the best tourist sites in Cameroon, such as the famous Mount Cameroon, discover palaces, lakes, and wildlife rich National Parks and wildlife and forest reserves or simply relax in the warm, friendly atmosphere of your host village. Cultural tours and adventure activities will cost extra, so talk to your hosts and book with local providers, thereby helping to support the local economy.


4 weeks $2,245

Extra week $345


Volunteers may arrive any time, and during the school holidays in the summer there will be alternative teaching arrangements available


Before you go

  • Pre-departure support
  • Travel & medical advice & documentation
  • Equipment advice
  • Discounted medical kit
  • Free Frontier t-shirt (UK only)


  • Food (2 meals a day)
  • Accommodation
  • Local orientation and training
  • Ground transfers & in-transit accommodation
  • Airport pick-up
  • In-country emergency support
  • 24-hour international HQ backup


Nearest airport(s): Douala (DLA)



Flights are not included in our trip costs. However, we have partnered with an experienced and professional team of travel experts to help our volunteers find the best flight deals for their trips with us. This travel specialist operates in the tailor-made, long haul multi-stop travel market, arranging complex airfares and transfers for independent travellers. They provide expertise, security and a vast product range along with a Travel Butler service which is a single point of contact and support whilst you are overseas.

We recommend that you obtain a quote using the following contact details rather than book online, as our partner will offer you the most competitive fares. To receive your quote or to seek any advice for your flights, please contact our dedicated team of travel experts on 0800 082 9994 (or +44 800 082 9994 outside the UK) or email frontier@flightcentre.co.uk .


For fast, efficient and up-to-date visa advice please contact our recommended visa consultancy partner:

Depending on your destination country and your country of origin, you might require a visa. Please see the appropriate country consular website for details or contact our affiliate visa consultancy service. Please note that your visa will usually start on the date that you enter the destination country regardless of when it was issued. Please check with the relevant embassy or high commission. If you are purchasing your visa or paying entry/exit fees in-country you will probably need to pay in US Dollars. If you have any questions please consult the relevant embassy or high commission. Please check the visa information regularly, as changes often happen without warning.


You'll need to buy appropriate travel insurance covering your participation on the project. You won't be able to go without the right travel insurance so double check to avoid disappointment. Please make sure that you're covered for the whole duration of your trip – from the day you leave the UK to the day you return. It's also best to get your travel insurance at the same time as paying the deposit for your project. Depending on your policy, this will cover you for any unexpected cancellations.

Your insurance should include the following:

  • Medical cover, including medical emergencies and medical evacuations (up to USD$3,000,000 / GBP£2,000,000);
  • Personal liability (up to USD$1,500,000 / GBP£1,000,000);
  • Cancellation and curtailment of your trip (up to the value of your project contribution).

If you are going to be scuba diving you should get coverage for scuba diving up to 30m, including hyperbaric therapy treatment (unlimited). You should consider obtaining insurance to cover you for any additional activities which you plan to do during, before, or after your Frontier project. We recommend that you obtain cover for your baggage and personal effects.

Frontier Partner Projects and Frontier group projects are run in partnership with in-country NGOs, small community based organisations, local research institutes, academic organisations and conservation agencies. Project descriptions and information are supplied directly by our partners or field staff and are accurate at time of publishing.

We aim to keep information up to date and accurate, however, the nature of our projects and in particular the fact that they are constantly evolving and developing in response to changing needs means that project activities, travel schedules, tour itineraries and daily timetables can change overnight and without notice.

To apply for this placement, click on "Apply Now" below. Fill in the short application form and one of our advisers will then call you back to answer any questions and make sure this is the perfect placement for you. Applying doesn't cost a penny and you won't pay anything until you're completely happy and you're ready to reserve your place.

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