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Fueling Your Wanderlust Hands down, one of the best perks of teaching abroad is the opportunity to travel and experience other cultures. If you’re reading this, you most likely have a case of the travel bug and that’s why you’re seeking employment abroad in the first place. As a teacher, you (typically) have breaks throughout the year and what better way to spend it, than exploring a new part of the world? ...
Navigating the Paperwork One of the most laborious parts of preparing to work internationally is the paperwork. This varies from country to country but in my experience, it is always a multi-step process. Ask questions and put in the work upfront to avoid unexpected delays. The Contract Start with the contract . This can be a long document, but take the time to read it carefully before signing. Determine your responsibilities,...
Inside and Outside The Classroom Teachers are a dedicated bunch, but there is more to life than lesson plans and assessments, so how will you spend your time outside school hours? Once you find a school you like, you’ll know where you will be based if/when you get hired. See what you can find out about this region. What is there to do? Is there an expat community? (try Facebook groups or Meetup.) Is there a sports facility or gym?...
The Job Search and Contract Considerations Once you have chosen a country (or countries) you can begin looking for jobs. There are many ways to go about finding a teaching job abroad, but the most important thing to know is what the contract will contain. This is made up of the requirements, timeline, and structure of the position including salary and other financial inclusions. These can vary significantly from school to school so...
Let's Get Started Teaching abroad opens up countless doors for exploring new places, so where do you want to go? Do you see yourself spending the weekend climbing mountains or chilling on a beach? Do you want to live in a sprawling city with all the comforts of home or a rural village where you can immerse yourself in the local culture? Does the idea of learning a new language excite you, or would you prefer to live somewhere you can...