Alumni Events & Meetup Overview

Events offer the ability to learn from and connect with your fellow alumni, while meetups offer perfect opportunity for you to meet like-minded travelers, network with teachers, make new friends and share your travel stories over drinks and dinner. 




Teaching at Hagwons in South Korea

This alumni webinar is hosted by ITA Alumni Advisory Board members Brittany, Lexie, and Mindy. Attendees will get to hear about all three's experiences teaching in South Korea at hagwons, plus ask questions during an extended live Q&A.

January 20th - Registration link sent in January 2nd newsletter and will be posted in ITA Main Alumni Group and ITA South Korea Alumni Group - please email us if you need it sent directly. Webinar will be posted in Previously Recorded Webinars after event.


  • Ongoing - Monthly Japan Virtual Alumni Meetup hosted by returning ITA Alumni Advisory Board member Christine
  • Ongoing - Monthly Madrid Alumni Meetup hosted by ITA Alumni Advisory Board member Brandon
  • OngoingMonthly South Korea Virtual Alumni Meetup hosted by ITA Alumni Advisory Board member Brittany

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  • Pride Panel - ITA LGBTQIA+ alumni share, laugh, and discuss their experiences teaching in South Korea, Mexico, Thailand, Hungary and Poland. This episode is an abridged version of last year's Pride Week 2021 Alumni Panel.
  • Moving Abroad: Mental Health and Medication with Amanda Kime - ITA Alumni Advisory Board member Amanda talks about having anxiety and depression while moving to and living in South Korea, the process of getting hired while on medication, finding a doctor in Daegu, traveling with anxiety, and her post-TEFL, freelance virtual assistant life!


TEFL Course Reunions


Are you missing your TEFL course classmates and interested 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 all (or most) of you ended up in the same place after your TEFL course. 

If you are interested, please follow the tips above and don't forget to let the Alumni Department know!


In-Person Meetups

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 teachers and travelers. We're happy to assist you in coordinating these events, too!

Virtual Meetups

Don't have any alumni in your city or immediate area? Consider hosting a virtual meetup. You could host one for your country or even your region (Caribbean meetup, anyone?). This is a great way of meeting teachers and fellow travelers a little further afield. Who knows — you may even make a few new friends aka reasons to visit a new locale.

Follow the tips above and don't forget to let the Alumni Department know!

Tips For Hosting A Meet-Up


  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. Alternately, you can host a meetup online, using a video calling platform like Skype.
  2. Let the Alumni Department Know about your meetup so we can send an email to our Alumni database. The sooner - the better! 
    • ITA will promote & post information about your meetup 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 meetup to get more attendees.
  4. Bring a camera! Take lots of high resolution photos of in-person meetups, 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 Department at

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