International TEFL Academy’s First Annual Teach Abroad Film Festival Highlights International Education & Meaningful Travel

International TEFL Academy’s (ITA) first annual Teach Abroad Film Festival took place on the night of April 4, 2019 at the Davis Theater in Chicago, Illinois.

Chicagoans were invited to watch 12 short films from ITA alumni finalists who thoroughly captured how teaching English overseas has enriched their life through meaningful travel, cultural exchange an international education. 

Top Ten Cities to Teach English Abroad in Latin America

By Glenn Schneider

1. Bogota, Colombia

2. Mexico City, Mexico

3. Buenos Aires, Argentina

4. Santiago, Chile

5. Montevideo, Uruguay

6. Guadalajara, Mexico

7. San Jose, Costa Rica

8. Medellin, Colombia

9. Quito, Ecuador

10. Sao Paolo, Brazil


5 Reasons Why You Can't Afford to Buy a $300 Online TEFL Course

By: Lindsay Campher Krasinski

You have done it.  You have finally decided you are going to teach English abroad. You have told your friends and family you are following your dreams! Congratulations!  Next step…wait, I need a TEFL certification? Why are the prices for tuition on one site $300, and the next site over $1,000!  HELP!

Yes it is confusing, yes it is overwhelming, but yes there are ways to navigate all this information and that is…COMMON SENSE. Let me share with you, 5 reasons why you can’t afford to buy a $300 online TEFL course.

Tips & Resources for ITA Grads Returning Home from Teaching English Abroad

By Ashley Houston

You’ve made it through your adventure teaching abroad and are preparing to move back home—congrats!

The moment you land back on home country soil, prepare to be a bit surprised about how you may feel and slightly disoriented. Reverse culture shock is real and life as you knew it at home will not be the same as when you left, but then again, neither are you!

How Much Can I Earn and Save as an English Teacher in Taiwan?


By Felicia Braverman

Taiwan is often an underrated market for teaching English abroad when it comes to salaries. It’s usually overshadowed by the perks that teachers receive in neighboring countries like South Korea and China, such as paid airfare and housing. Even though it’s not common to see those particular perks included in your contract in Taiwan, teachers can still expect to save the same amount per month as they would in China and South Korea, which is anywhere from $700- $1,000/month depending on your spending habits.

In this article, I’ll break down a few examples of different working and saving scenarios that my friends and I were able to accomplish in Taiwan. For the sake of keeping things simple, I’ll quote everything in the US Dollar, not the New Taiwanese Dollar.