[Video] Teach English in Asia - Ambassador Facebook Live

Are you interested in teaching English in Asia?

We've got you covered! In this video, ITA Ambassadors Summer, Amanda and Amber share their experience living and teaching in Thailand, Japan and online in Asia. Watch them talk about their TEFL certification course, why they decided to teach English in Asia, how they found their teaching job, making friends, visa processes and more! 

The Start of a New Chapter after Thailand

By: Courtney Clark 

Hi, I’m Courtney! I took my TEFL certification class in January 2016 and worked part-time for a while to save up money to teach abroad. I finally decided on Thailand as my destination because it was somewhere I always wanted to visit and the timing coincided perfectly with the start of their school semester. I left for Thailand in April 2017 and taught kindergarten until October 2017.

Thailand to Italy… What’s next…?

By: Charity Brooks

Living abroad was only an idea, until it became reality, a vital part of who I am. It began with road trips with my friends in college; my friend was a recruiter for a university basketball team. We would pile into her car and hit the road, all accommodations paid for by the university. My best friend began working at the airport; flight benefits were at our fingertips. We traveled all over America and abroad. I became the friend who you call to go one a trip, never refusing. Then one day I found myself living in Thailand for two years and currently in Italy for the summer. "How did I get here?" I wonder to myself sometimes. It seems like an easy question, however getting here was unexpected.

How Teaching English Abroad Helped Me Figure Out My Career

By: Aimee Lam

Coming back was hard. After teaching abroad for a semester in Ayutthaya, Thailand, I was not only experiencing culture shock but also homesickness for a place that wasn’t home anymore. In fact, I no longer knew what home was. Earlier in the year, I had been taking the online course with International TEFL Academy and making plans to teach abroad. I had been living in New York City and was so done with it. When I got hired to teach in Ayutthaya, I saw it as an opportunity to start over and turn a new leaf. I left my job in book publishing (with high school textbooks) and sublet my Manhattan apartment in the hopes of a fresh start.

What to Eat While Teaching English in Bangkok, Thailand

By Nicola Rae 

Bangkok has some pretty incredible things going on when it comes to food. Foodies everywhere, you might want to consider passing through Bangkok, Thailand on your next travel adventure. Your taste buds will thank you.

After a little over a month in Thailand’s capital, I’ve found a few food spots that are consistently amazing and affordable. Street food is the least expensive and most widely available food option, followed by mall food courts and then sit down restaurants.

8 Fun Things To Do While Teaching English in Bangkok, Thailand - Part II

By Nicola Rae 

You’ve just spent a fun-filled day in Bangkok, but now it’s night time. You want more fun. But where to start?

From board game cafes to night markets to dance clubs, there is no shortage of fun things to do after dark in Bangkok. If you are going to a club, make sure to look nice because the dress code is enforced. Guys need to have on pants and a shirt with sleeves (no tanks, sorry!). Girls can get away with a dressy tank top and shorts but it has to be put together, no beachy casual in BKK.

10 Fun Things To Do While Teaching English in Bangkok, Thailand - Part I

By Nicola Rae 

I arrived in Bangkok with a serious case of jet lag and a patience worn thin thanks to the screaming toddler sitting beside me for 20 hours. Thankfully, Bangkok, Thailand is so awesome that I quickly forgot about all that. After a month of exploring this city, I still feel like there is so much to see and do. Bangkok, unsurprisingly as it is one of the biggest cities in South East Asia, has something for everyone.

Visa Know How: Non-Immigrant B Visa for Teaching English in Thailand

Visas, Visas, Visas   — The topic no one enjoys talking about yet the topic everyone needs to know a lot about. Our ITA Alumni Ambassadors have been in your shoes when it comes to visas. It's a foreign topic to most, no matter how experienced of a traveler you are. Our Alumni Ambassadors have been through the visa process firsthand and were tasked with walking us through the steps they took for their visa. Here we have Allison Schmitt talking us through her Thailand visa process...

Traveling in Developing Countries: You Won't Know Until You Go

By: Kelly Martin

When I was doing my online TEFL class with International TEFL Academy, I was dreaming of beaches and classy resorts. After doing some exploring in the world, it turns out that developing countries are by far my preference. Unexpectedly to me, Cambodia has my heart over anywhere else. Countries that are still a work in progress have the biggest hearts, amazing food, best prices, and they’re definitely the most interesting. But there are some things I didn’t know was going to happen. These things can throw you off balance at times, but they’re actually the best parts.

Here are 8 things I didn’t realize before I ran off into developing countries and what I learned from them:

Doing it For the Kids

By: Kelly Martin

When you sign up to do ITA's online TEFL course, you’re combining a few different large and very separate concepts: working with kids [or students of any age] and traveling abroad. I’m not going to lie, I was in it for the travel. I wanted to get paid to live outside of my own country and becoming an ESL teacher was a sure way to do it. So I knew I had to give this working with kids and teens thing a shot, and maybe I’d find a career in travel along the way.