Top 5 Destinations to Surf and Teach English abroad


Love to surf and want to see the world?

Teaching English abroad provides a viable way to get paid to live overseas in any of up to 80 countries around the world, including many that offer great surfing opportunities. From Costa Rica and Brazil to Thailand and Taiwan, here are some of my top picks:


Teach English in Rio de Janeiro and Discover the "Marvelous City"

  • Would you like to visit the host city of great sporting spectacles like the 2014 FIFA World Cup or the 2016 Summer Olympiad?

  • Can you see yourself dancing the samba or drinking caipirinha on Copacabana Beach?

Rightfully known as Cidade Maravilhosa, or "The Marvelous City," Rio de Janeiro is known as the most beautiful, vibrant and culturally rich city in Brazil. Boasting a fascinating blend of African, Portuguese, and South American cultural influences and a gorgeous setting surrounded by mountains on Guanabara Bay, Rio is renowned for its spectacular natural setting, famous beaches, deep blue seas, samba, bossa nova, and of course, Carnival!

Top 12 Reasons to Teach English in Latin America

1. A Great Job Market for Teaching English Abroad

The emerging economies of countries like Brazil, Chile, and Colombia (just to name a few) have generated huge demand for qualified native English speakers to teach English in Latin America. When Latin American companies conduct business with American, British, and even Chinese or Japanese companies, the language used is primarily English, so as Latin American countries integrate with the global economy, the need for English education becomes greater. In addition, booming tourism throughout the region requires many businesses and individuals to gain fluency in the English language. As a result, thousands of schools and language institutes employ tens of thousands of new teachers across the region each year.

Top 6 Tropical Countries for Teaching English Abroad

Sun, Fun and Teaching English Abroad

Getting chilly? 

Want to get paid to live in a country where you can saunter down to the beach and get a tan in 85 degree weather…….. in February?

Want to learn how to surf, scuba dive or sea kayak?

Every year tens of thousands of English speakers are hired by schools to teach English abroad in some of the most fantastic tropical locations on the planet, from Costa Rica to Indonesia.

Top 10 Biggest Job Markets for Teaching English Abroad

What are the biggest job markets for teaching English abroad?


With more than a billion and a half people taking some form of English course each year in nearly every country on earth, the world is in a sense one big job market for qualified English teachers.  Realistically, a native English speaker with a college degree and an accredited TEFL certification can teach English abroad professionally in 80 countries or more and even those without a degree who do get TEFL certified can teach in up to 50 countries.  That said, certain countries have higher demand and offer more opportunities than others.