You’ve done it! You’ve completed your TEFL course, started to apply for jobs, and sorted through all the paperwork you need to get abroad. Maybe you have even started packing. But, have you scheduled an appointment with your doctor? If not, do so ASAP! And when you go, tell them where you are going and ask them about three things: Immunizations, prescriptions, and mental health abroad.
Navigating the international job search, and moving abroad can be intimidating, no matter how much experience you have. Countries and schools all over the world have different expectations and requirements, and with so much to prepare, it is easy to feel overwhelmed.
By Mariam Mazboudi
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.
Can I teach English online if I am a non-native speaker?
Yes, you can. There are several companies that hire non-native speakers to teach English online. Here are 7 that allow you to do so:
1. TOPICA Native
3. First Future
5. Bibo Global Opportunity
Nervous to go abroad for the first time? Worried about traveling somewhere you’re not familiar with? You’re not alone!
Stepping out of your comfort zone is absolutely where the magic happens—growth, critical thinking, and life changing experiences—but that doesn’t make it easy.
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
By Andrew Hines
There are lots of different ways to save up money before going on your adventure abroad. Some pick up extra hours at their job to make extra cash, and some cut out the daily Starbucks run to cut back on spending. However, there is a new opportunity for people who are looking to build up that cushion before leaving the country.
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.