Teaching English in Chongqing, China with Jessica Stanton [Video]

What's it like to live and teach English in China?

Watch this video to see ITA Ambassador, Jessica Stanton, share with us a day-in-her-life living and teaching English in Chongqing, China.

In this video, Jessica covers: 

  • A tour of her Chongqing apartment
  • Teaching English in Medellin, Colombia before moving to China
  • Dating in China
  • Securing her job prior to moving to China & Z-visas for working legally in China
  • What happens if you try to teach English in China without a visa
  • Being a person of color in China
  • A tour of her school and shows us where she works
  • Interviews her fellow American TEFL teachers about what they like about Chongqing
  • Takes us into her classroom to meet her adorable students
  • Her teaching schedule and the ages of the children she teaches
  • A breakdown of her monthly expenses in terms of salary, rent, utilities, transportation, food & drink, etc 

Teaching English in Geochang, South Korea with Tim Unaegbu [Video]

What's it like to live and teach English in South Korea?

Watch this video to see ITA Alumni Ambassador, Tim Unaegbu, share with us a day-in-his-life living and teaching English in Geochang, South Korea

In this video, Tim covers: 

  • What visa he teaches English on in Korea
  • Work/school attire
  • Classroom teaching assistants
  • Number of classes/schools taught at per week
  • Introduces us to his students
  • Average total monthly expenses in terms of rent, utilities, phone, groceries, transportation, etc
  • Recruiters
  • Classroom syllabuses
  • Learning Korean and how it can benefit you
  • The visa process
  • Public school contracts and what free things are provided to you (allowance)
  • The social aspects of living in Korea  

Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost - Making the Decision to Leave Home to Teach English Abroad

 By: Hannah Fox

Well, here we go. In less than three hours, I will be on a 747 flying over the Atlantic.

In the past few weeks, I’ve experienced the entire spectrum of emotions—fear, excitement, anxiety, happiness, sadness—all in rapid succession. Quitting my job was at the same time one of the easiest and hardest decisions I’ve ever made. I had been working as a research assistant in a well respected company for almost two years that could really take me places, living comfortably in Chicago, surrounded by friends and family.

But at the same time, I didn’t feel fulfilled. After spending time in Latin America a few years back, I found myself ready to go abroad again. I was hoping that my job would allow me to travel abroad, as I was part of the international division, but after a while it, became clear that that was not going to happen. After a few life events that made it apparent that the universe was aligning for me to make this decision, as well as a daily walk down the street past an academy offering certification to teach abroad, I decided to take the plunge. I quit my job and decided to move to teach English in Germany.