5 Reasons to Take Your TEFL Course Before Moving to Teach English Abroad

Get Your Adventure Started:
Why Earning Your TEFL Certificate Before Going Abroad Makes Sense

By Shay Ames 

To take your TEFL class abroad or in your home country before you head overseas? This is a common consideration for those looking to make the big move to teach English abroad. There is definitely a lot to consider when deciding where and when to take your certification course.

From convenience to costs, here are five reasons why taking your TEFL certification class before heading abroad can make the most sense in many cases.


What Are Basic Start-up Costs for Teaching English Abroad?

How Much Will it Cost Me to Teach English Abroad?

To move anywhere whether it is from New York to New Jersey or Chicago to Madrid, you’ll probably need to incur at least some basic start-up costs.

Depending on where you decide to teach English abroad, these costs will vary with the cost of living where you teach, travel expenses and whether you receive benefits like free housing and/or airfare from the school that employs you. For most people who teach English abroad, start-up costs typically include: