Interested In Hosting or Participating In An ITA Alumni Meet-Up? 🥳🎉

Why host a meet-up? It is a perfect opportunity for you to meet like-minded travelers, network with teachers, make new friends and share your travel stories over drinks and dinner. Read below to find out how to host your own ITA Alumni meetup.


  1. Choose a place, a date and a time that is convenient for the local English teaching community. Be sure that your location is public transportation accessible, takes reservations, has an open area for mingling.
  2. Let the Alumni Department Know about your meet-up so we can send an email to our Alumni database. The sooner - the better! 
    • ITA will promote the meet-up & post the information about your meet-up on the ITA Alumni Facebook pages.
  3. Provide a contact email address & gather RSVPs so you know how many people to expect.
    • Send weekly reminders about your meet-up to get more attendees.
  4. Bring a camera! Take lots of high resolution photos, including a group shot that we will share with ITA Alumni around the globe.
    • Download the ITA company logo, print it on a piece of paper and use it in your photos! (We can send you a logo by email as well.)
    • Make sure to take a couple of group shots, a couple of pictures of you and your guests holding the ITA company logo, and a couple of candid photos!
    • Email us your high resolution photos within 7 days of the meet-up:
  5. Share your pictures on Instagram and Facebook with your fellow alumni using the two hashtags #TeachTravelMeetup & #ITAalumni.
  6. Submit event photos to the Alumni Association at


ITA Local Buddy Program


Program Overview:

Do you remember what it was like the months leading up to your departure to teach English abroad for the first time? Most likely a combination of nerves and excitement, oh, and questions... lots of questions. 

We are looking for ITA Alumni who have been overseas 3+ months to join our Local Buddy program. This program will connect experienced ITA Alumni overseas with new ITA teachers who are heading abroad to the same country. 

Local Buddy Responsibilities:

  • Correspond via email with your assigned new ITA teacher during the 30-days before their overseas departure and also during their first 30-days abroad. 
  • Coordinate an in-person or virtual meet-up during the new ITA teacher's first 60-days abroad. 
  • Provide support and share tips about living in your respective country. 

TEFL Course Reunions


Are you missing your TEFL course classmates and interest in hosting a virtual or in-person reunion? We'd be happy to help you pull it off.

This can be as simple as coordinating a virtual video chat or as elaborate as a face-to-face hangout if you took an in-person TEFL course. 


In-Person Meet-Up

Are you interested in connecting with other ITA alumni in your city overseas? Host an ITA alumni meet-up. This event can take place anywhere in your city such as your favorite park, restaurant, or even a hike or excursion. 

These in-person meet ups are the absolute best way to get to know fellow teacher and travelers. We're happy to assist you in coordinating these events, too!


We are looking for ITA Alumni who have been abroad for 3+ months to participate in our new ITA Local Buddy program. 

This new program gives our brand new alumni a chance to connect with an experienced teachers and travelers before they move overseas and during the first couple months of their time abroad. 

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