ITA ALUMNI EVENTS & MEETUPS

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. 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS & MEETUPS

OCTOBER HIGHLIGHTED EVENT

Multicultural Ambassadors of TEFL: Teaching Abroad as a BIPOC

This alumni webinar is hosted by ITA Alumni Advisory Board member Kenya Nelson. Attendees will get to hear Kenya and other BIPOC alumni give insight and advice to prospective (and current) teachers about surviving abroad, confronting racism in the workplace with courage, educating students about culture, and engaging in a supportive expat community. 

October 7th - Registration link sent in August newsletter and will be posted in ITA Main Alumni Group - please email us if you need it sent directly

 MEETUPS:

  • 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 -

ALUMNI PANELS:
  • TBD
 
ALUMNI WEBINARS & WORKSHOPS:

  • October 7th - Multicultural Ambassadors of TEFL: Teaching Abroad as a BIPOC - Registration link sent in August newsletter and will be posted in ITA Main Alumni Group - please email us if you need it sent directly
  • TBD - Lesson Planning & Resource Sharing Workshop from ITA Alumni Advisory Board members Tanner and Carolina - Registration link coming soon in alumni newsletter and ITA Main Alumni Group

NEW TEACH. TRAVEL. TALK ABOUT IT. EPISODES:
  • 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!
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TOP ITA ALUMNI MEETUP OPTIONS

TEFL Course Reunions

Overview:

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

TIPS TO PLAN AND HOST YOUR OWN 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. 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: Alumni@internationalteflacademy.com.
  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 Alumni@internationalteflacademy.com

Alumni Meetup Photos

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