Why I Decided Not to Come out in Japan

 

By: Luke

Kanojo imasuka? That's a question you'll be asked many times if you're a guy living abroad in Japan. It means “do you have a girlfriend?” I was expecting it to come up eventually. But I wasn't expecting it to come up nearly as quickly as it did. I was making introductions throughout each classroom at my high school. After presenting my slideshow, I would ask for questions. In every class, someone was waiting to ask “Kanojo imasuka?” But that first time was a particularly difficult fork in the road. I decided to answer with: yes, I do have a girlfriend. I figured it was too early to drop that on a class of high schoolers.

9 More Reasons to Love the World Cup while Teaching English Abroad

By Matt Birgy

English teachers abroad experience life in a foreign country as authentic as it comes.  Living as a local while teaching English abroad in a nation like ArgentinaMexico or South Korea provides the opportunity of a lifetime to immerse yourself in local celebrations, unique cultural events and national holidays in ways a tourist just can’t.

This includes sport, and rightfully so.  The grandest international spectacle of them all, the FIFA World Cup, brings out the pride and identity of a nation like none other. Sure, we air it on television here in the United States and pockets of fans gather to enjoy matches, but this doesn't hold a candle to the "Total Fandom" you'll experience actually living in a soccer nation across the globe, like Spain, Germany or Brazil, where the sport is followed with a passion and fervor, Duke basketball and Green Bay Packer fans can only dream of rivaling.

International TEFL Academy Wins GoAbroad Award for Best International Education Organization

Power to the People! International TEFL Academy (ITA) and our staff are thrilled and proud to have won the 2018 People's Choice Award for Best International Education Organization at the GoAbroad Awards for Innovation in Meaningful Travel reception. The award was announced in Philadelphia, PA on May 31, 2018 at the NAFSA International Conference and Expo, the world's largest conference for international education with more than 10,000 attendees from more than 100 countries.

9 Reasons Why Teaching English Abroad is the Best First Job for New College Graduates

So you've returned your cap & gown and cleared out the old dorm room. Believe it or not, your time in college has come and gone.  Now what?!  Are you ready to jump into a cubicle and spend the prime of your life in an office behind a computer screen?  After 15 years of school, do you really want to go straight into the classroom for graduate school? Are you going to stay in your old hometown and hang out with the same old friends doing the same old thing?

Or do you want to jump-start your career by doing something challenging that will enable you to travel the world, make a difference, and build experience and skills that will serve you well in any career you pursue down the line? 

If so, here are 9 reasons why teaching English abroad is the best first job you can get right out of college...

14 Reasons International TEFL Academy Is The Best Company To Work For in Chicago (Or Anywhere!)

 By Jessie Smith

  • Making dreams come true every day? Check.
  • Promoting global travel & education? Check.
  • Kick-ass international colleagues who have traveled to 100+ countries? Yep.
  • Free beer, work-from-home policies & an international company trip to Europe or Latin America? Check, check, & check!

We firmly believe International TEFL Academy has the best company culture in the world. That phrase, 'best company in the world' actually comes out of our mouths fairly often. Not sure how many others can say the same about their 9 to 5.

From yearly (free) staff trips abroad, to competitive benefits, ongoing professional development and an arguably ridiculous amount of vacation time, ITA has created what we like to call a 'super company' out to help people go see the world by teaching English abroad.

International TEFL Academy Nominated for 2 GoAbroad Innovation Awards for Meaningful Travel in 2018 - Vote for ITA NOW!

 

International TEFL Academy (ITA) is proud to announce that ITA has been nominated as a finalist in two categories for the prestigious GoAbroad Innovation Awards for meaningful travel. 

1. People's Choice Award - This award honors the top international education organization as selected by study abroad professionals and students. The top five finalists in this category are chosen by study abroad advisers from colleges and universities. International TEFL Academy is proud to be the first TEFL school ever nominated for this prestigious award!

This award so determined by popular vote. 
Please support ITA & click on the link below to vote for International TEFL Academy!

Vote for International TEFL Academy!

 

2. Innovation in Alumni Engagement - International TEFL Academy was nominated for the "Innovation in Alumni Engagement" award for ITA's new Alumni Ambassador Program. Started in 2017 the Ambassador Program selects International TEFL Academy graduates who are teaching in English in major cities around the world to provide guidance and support to future ITA teachers who are just embarking on their international experience. Read more about the program and check out our nomination submission here.

Will My Master's Degree Help Me Teach English Abroad?

By Tyler Parsons

The short answer is, yes! A higher education degree will always look great on a resume and help you stand out amongst other candidates applying for a position teaching English abroad. While it may not guarantee you a job over another teacher without one, the experience is definitely something that will catch the attention of schools during the hiring process and lead to interviews!

With that being stated, there are still some things to consider when applying to teaching jobs with a Master’s degree.

Traveling Abroad – The Advice You Didn’t Know You Needed


By: Cassie Wells

It’s good for you. It changes your life. It expands your horizons. It fills your heart. I could be talking about a multitude of things here… broccoli, puberty, math, or puppies. However, I’m talking about travel. Some consider travel a luxury while others consider it a necessity. Personally, I think it’s a little bit of both. I went from having never left the country in my mid 20’s to having traveled to about 20 countries in my early 30’s (notice how I said early 30’s…really hanging on here!).

I have learned a lot about how to pack just the right amount, how to ask for help in a few different languages, and how to turn strangers into friends. I’ve also learned that travel isn’t always what it seems. I’m not just talking about glossy Instagram pictures, either. Let me explain. Travel can be some of the best experiences of your life and sometimes the most challenging. There are many highs and lows. Travel makes you fall in love and breaks your heart all in a single day. I wanted to share some travel truths for those looking for an honest advice........