Transforming Your Teaching Abroad Experience Into New Opportunities
By Doug Waxman
As an Admissions Advisor at International TEFL Academy, I often talk to potential TEFL students who ask the following questions:
- “How will teaching abroad help my career?”
- “What will I do after teaching English abroad?”
- “Can I do more than just teach when I am overseas?”
The bottom line is that even if you aren't planning on making education and teaching your career, getting a TEFL Certification and teaching English abroad is an excellent way to launch or enhance your career prospects. In many cases, people don't realize how much you learn about yourself by engaging in an experience like teaching English abroad. Of course you learn about a new country and a new culture, but you'll learn a lot more about what interests you, what drives you creatively, and what your passions are - and you may even discover a future career that you never realized existed.
In this article, you’ll meet a variety of International TEFL graduates that have leveraged their experience teaching English abroad into their new careers by starting their own businesses. Their stories will surely inspire you.