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Let's face it, finances are a major concern for most of us contemplating a major endeavor like teaching English abroad, but even if you graduate from college with substantial student loans, there are ways that you can make teaching abroad financially viable, and even save substantial sums. From ways that you can postpone loan payments, like deferment and forbearance, to countries where you can teach and make enough to make student loan payments and still save extra money for travel, here are some great tips for how you can teach English abroad and enjoy the international experience of a lifetime without compromising your finances.
Gaudi. Ferran. Messi. From the whimsical genius of Art Nouveau and the kitchens that created molecular gastronomy to the most popular football team in the world, Barcelona is synonymous with innovation characterized by the utmost in artistic style and flair. Renowned for its buzzing street life, grand boulevards and inviting tapas bars, Barcelona is also one of the largest English teaching markets along with Madrid for teaching English in Spain.
To Study in Spain for longer than 90 days you will need….
With more than half a billion people taking some form of English course each year in nearly every country on earth, the world is in a sense one big job market for qualified English teachers. Realistically, a native English speaker with a college degree and an accredited TEFL certification can teach English abroad professionally in 80 countries or more and even those without a degree who do get TEFL certified can teach in up to 50 countries. That said, certain countries have higher demand and offer more opportunities than others.
Each year, thousands of English teachers gain employment in Argentina, primarily in Buenos Aires. One of the most stylish and cosmopolitan cities in the Western Hemisphere, the city is known for broad, Parisian-style boulevards, tango clubs and a magnificent mélange of Art Deco, Neo-Baroque and Art Nouveau architectural styles.
Except for those who are recruited through an assistantship program like those operated by the Spanish government or the British Council, the vast majority of opportunities to teach English in Spain will be gained by searching and interviewing for positions in-person locally on the ground in Spain. We highly recommend that you plan on being on the ground in Spain during September–early October and in January. Here are some great tips for finding opportunities to teach English in Spain.
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