By Mariam Mazboudi
Recently we took a look and shared 15 celebrities who took the leap to teach English abroad before they were famous (we’re not saying teaching English abroad will make you famous— unless you can act like Ed Norton or make a living pranking Dwight) and it got us thinking a bit.
What if fictional TV characters had the choice to teach English abroad? Would they jump on the opportunity, and if so, where in the world would they teach? And since there is no wrong answer here, we figured we would take an educated guess or seven.
Destination 2022: Qatar
Want to teach English in the world's richest country?
According to the CIA World Factbook and Forbes, the Arabian nation of Qatar holds the title of the "richest country of the world," boasting an annual average per capita income of $103,768.60. For a little perspective, that's more than double the average annual per capita income in the United States!
If there is a place in this world where all that is imaginable can come true, it may not be Disney's Magic Kingdom, or even Las Vegas, but rather the Emirate city-state of Dubai where the motto seems to be “if you can think it, it shall be done”.
Here, immense wealth and creative planning and development have produced a city that boasts the world’s tallest building (Burj Khalifa); a sky center in the desert; the world's largest natural flowers garden (The Miracle Garden); indoor skiing in the heart of the Middle East; exquisite shopping malls; world class restaurants; sophisticated clubs and bars; and much, much more!
- Do you seek international travel and adventure?
- Are you interested in learning Arabic while immersing yourself in the mystique and culture of Arabia?
- Would you like to receive an excellent salary and benefits while teaching English in the Middle East?
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- Would you like to live and work in a land once traversed by Alexander the Great, Byzantine Emperors and Ottoman sultans like Suleiman the Magnificent?
- Do you want to teach English in a country boasting more Greco-Roman ruins than Greece and some of the most spectacular beaches in the Mediterranean?
- Can you see yourself living in a city that Lonely Planet noted is the most "Hippest" in the world?