The Finances of Living and Teaching English in Germany

By: Tamie Arietta

The cost of living in Germany is surprisingly reasonable compared to other European countries. Once you've decided that Germany will be your new home and certainly before you hop on a plane, create a list of all possible expenses you may have during your time abroad and compare it to your existing expenses. A great website to compare the cost of living is called: Numbeo.

Teaching English in Hamburg, Germany with Tamie Arietta [Video]


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

Watch this video to see ITA Alumni Ambassador, Tamie Arietta, share with us a day-in-her-life living and teaching English in Hamburg, Germany

In this video, Tamie covers: 

- Why she chose Hamburg, Germany
- How she opened her own Language Academy 
- How she helps other expats with the German visa process
- Hamburg fun facts
- Private teaching and how this was a better option for her
- Language School pros and cons
- Private Tutoring pros and cons
- Average rent prices and what you can expect when apartment hunting
- Interviews with other ITA Alumni that just arrived in Hamburg

The Friends You Make Along the Way

By: Jackie Kosovich

I began my journey of moving abroad by taking the ITA Online TEFL Course. During that time, I had no idea where I wanted to move except to Europe. I had a couple friends already living in Europe in the Czech Republic, Germany, and the United Kingdom. However, I decided to move to Spain because I wanted to learn a new language, and Spanish made the most sense being from the States. I originally wanted to move to Barcelona because of the beach and because I had heard amazing things. However, I could not find a way to live there legally. After a discussion with ITA Student Affairs about where to move, they recommended their TEFL Class in Madrid, Spain, in which I could obtain my student visa. With that, I decided to move to Madrid.