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........

The Best Apps to Have on Your Phone While Teaching English in Korea!


By: Rose Tepper

Excited to move abroad & teach English in South Korea? Fantastic!  Not only is South Korea one of the hottest job markets on earth for teaching English abroad, but it is also one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world, where Internet access and mobile technology are even more advanced than in the United States.  That means getting connected and using the right apps can be key to making the most of your life in this incredibly dynamic nation. So, here are some top phone apps to use while teaching English in South Korea........

11 Tips for Budget Travel in Asia

By Paige Lee

One of the most beautiful things about teaching and traveling in Asia is how inexpensive everything can seem compared to costs in your home country. Paying a dollar for a beer or 30 cents for a bus ride can make cash feel like monopoly money! But if you’re planning to do a long backpacking trip before or after a year of teaching in Asia (like I did after my year teaching in China), spending money like it’s a toy can catch up with you. Fortunately, Asia is one of the easiest regions to travel and cut costs in!

Lucky for you, many of the ITA Admissions Advisors taught English in Asia (China, South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, etc…) so we’ve got cheap travel down to a science! Below are 11 of our favorite tips to get the most out an extended trip in Asia!

A 6-Step Plan: How to Get a Job Teaching English in South Korea

Learn How to Get Hired to Teach English in South Korea -
One of the Hottest Job Markets in the World

The word is getting out that South Korea is one of the hottest destinations around the world for teaching English abroad. Most people don't think of South Korea as their first choice to teach English abroad, but after learning about the country's incredible opportunities, it's no wonder that it is the most popular destination for hundreds of International TEFL Academy graduates each year.