Maybe Taiwan

By: Nate Tyler


It’s been a little more than six years since I left my first and only position teaching English abroad. I was in Taoyuan City, Taiwan, and my contract was only for one year. Since that time, I’ve traveled through Europe, returned to Minnesota, had many different—often horrible—jobs, started woodworking, got married and had a kid, built a pottery studio, and started a writing business. A lot has obviously happened. So why, then, am I writing about transitions when it’s been so long since I was teaching in Taiwan? Well in many ways I still haven’t left Taiwan. And I’m still transitioning out of that first teaching role.

Knowing the Unknown - Teaching English in Taiwan

By: William Whitehead

I have never been one to be sure of anything in life. I find it is full of contradictions in every turn we make. Yet, when you set foot on a land other than your own, you know there is no other place you need to be nor want to be. I say this whole heartily even though I have returned back to my home state of Florida. Through the International TEFL Academy, I was able to teach English in Taiwan for over a year and then in Vietnam for another. During my time in these countries, I was able to grow as a person. I had traveled and even lived in foreign countries before teaching English, yet this experience provided me with something new. It simply allows you to never be stuck anywhere.

[Video] LGBTQ&A Facebook Live: Teaching English Abroad As a Member of The LGBTQ+ Community

In this video, ITA alumna Jassira & ITA Student Affairs Advisor Erika talk about Teaching English Abroad & in Taiwan When you’re part of the LGBTQ+ Community! From TEFL certification to living overseas and finding your LGBTQ+ Community abroad, watch them cover it all!

Tips & Hacks for Getting Around Changhua

Our ITA Alumni Ambassadors are living in some of the world's greatest cities. We asked them to give us their tips and hacks for navigating the streets and getting from one place to another. From trains, motorbikes and chicken buses, our ITA Alumni Ambassadors have you covered to get you where you need to go! Here, our lady on the ground Sandra Wagner provides tips on how to nagivate your way around Changhua, Taiwan!