ITA Alumni - This is all about you.
Our alumni are the reason we do what we do here at ITA and the ITA Alumni Association's goal is to nurture a vibrant community of teachers and travelers, while empowering alumni to share their experiences, cultivate connections, and start conversations between all ITA students and graduates. Building an international community of travelers & teachers for you and fostering an alumni tradition of paying it forward is at the heart of our mission.
With more than 40,000 graduates teaching English online and in 80 countries worldwide, ITA alumni comprise a genuine worldwide community of teachers and travelers.
Here are some ways to meet, network and share your stories with people like you who are on the adventure of a lifetime.
Join The Conversation 💬
Connect with thousands of ITA students on our exclusive country-specific groups & topic threads. Only enrolled students & alumni can post, but anybody can check out the conversation.
Learn from Alumni 🎉
Join live alumni events like panels and webinars, or listen to the Teach. Travel. Talk About It. alumni podcast where you can learn directly from experienced alumni, ask questions, hear their advice, and dive deeper into their stories.
Host a Meetup 👋
Want to meet with other ITA alumni around the globe to share stories & maybe a beverage or two? Learn how to organize your own ITA alumni meetup in your city and have ITA promote it across our alumni network!
Want to join fellow members of your alumni community who are passionate about giving back and making this community a better place? Consider applying to the ITA Alumni Advisory Board! Board members host live and virtual events, collaborate on creating alumni resources, mentor fellow alumni, moderate Facebook groups, attend focus groups, and have numerous opportunities to speak directly to ITA’s departments, committees, and the company as a whole.
Applications open each spring and board members sit on the board for a one year term. Eager to learn more? Check back in June for our application or email alumni[at]internationalteflacademy.com
Share Your Experience 👇
Check Out our Alumni Engagement page for further info & instructions on submitting a Q&A.
Our Insta Story. Your Day.👇
Check Out our Alumni Engagement page for further info & instructions on taking over ITA's Instagram Story for a day.
Share Your Unique Perspective👇
Submit a Teach. Travel. Talk About It. Guest Interest form for the chance to be a guest on the ITA podcast and talk about your unique perspective on living and teaching abroad.
Join ITA's Referral Program - That’s a great way to earn back the cost of your TEFL course. Here’s how it works:
ITA's Film Festival celebrates the work of incredible teachers online & overseas who help make a difference through cultural exchange & international education.
As an ITA alum, you can submit your short film to enter the Film Festival. The Finalists' films are then screened during a live event at The Davis Theater in Chicago. There are cash prizes for the winners & 100% of tickets proceeds are donated to Charity.
Learn more: ITA's Teach Abroad Film Festival
We regularly run photo, video & article contests. Check out the latest contests, including opportunities to win great prizes by submitting your content.
ITA turned 10!!! To celebrate safely with you all, given the COVID-19 pandemic, we launched 2 new contests. Congrats to our winners below!
In June 2020, ITA reached an important milestone: over $100,000 in total donations made to charitable causes.
Giving back is who we are. We wanted to help the charitable causes you care about & are involved with. After receiving over 20 submissions, 3 finalists had the chance to pitch their charities live to the ITA staff for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place.
Congrats to our 3 winners, and the amazing organizations they're involved with:
Thank you to everyone for pitching an organization that really means something to you. We've received some heartfelt and compelling stories, and want to make sure all of our students are aware of these beautiful causes.
Learn More: We invite you to check our our Charity page to learn more about our students & the organizations they support.
Pick up some cool gear & show your ITA pride. We have everything from:
Choose your favorite styles & colors to show the world your status as a global citizen.
You can now customize our ITA gear to truly make it your own. Learn More.
Resources & Assistance 🙋
Need help relating to your TEFL Course or Job Search Guidance? Visit our Enrolled Students page and get in touch!
Access Your Portal 💻
Access ITA's Online TEFL Class here: coursework, videos, calendar, syllabus, webinar schedules & more.
ITA Textbook Series 📚
Looking for the right textbook for your TEFL Course? Checkout ITA's Textbook Series
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Check out videos, articles, blogs, and Q&As from hundreds of ITA alumni who are teaching English online & abroad.
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