What Type of Visa Can I Use to Teach English in Cambodia?

Updated: January 2, 2020

Interested in teaching English in Cambodia? You're in the right place! Visas are an important part of planning your adventure overseas, so you want to make sure you're familiar with the process before you head abroad. The following is the most common type of visa that can be obtained for teaching English in Cambodia.

The type of visa you'll need in Cambodia (and how you get that visa) will depend on your nationality, teaching job and perhaps other factors like whether you get your job in advance of your arrival, or if you get hired locally in Cambodia. Be sure to speak to an International TEFL Academy Advisor by calling 773-634-9900 to discuss your specific questions and concerns about your visa for teaching English in Cambodia.

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By: Joshua Bottorff

Let's start with a little background information on myself first. So, picture this, spry and young 25-year-old me just finished up a 6-year contract in the military. Bright eyes, and excited to move on into the civilian world and make a name for myself. I was eager for change. First things first, go to college. I enrolled at the University of Colorado and began studying for the degree that opens all those doors in the job world. Years pass, seasons change. Okay well, maybe like two. Two whole years go by, and I’m ready, once again, for a change. Notice a trend? I guess I wasn’t ready to stay put. I needed something new, and I needed it soon. So, like any rational adult I went on online and googled my issue. “Broke college student wants to live and work abroad”, or something along those lines. It wasn’t long until ITA was popping up on all ad spaces on Facebook, Amazon, CNN, and everywhere. The rest is ITA lesson planning history.

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Before moving to Cambodia I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I scoured blogs and websites, looking for any information I could find about life in the Kingdom of Wonder. I still felt like I came up empty, so when the day came I knew I was in for a big change. After a year of living here, I feel like I know a lot more than I did then. I started writing blogs to help inform people like me, looking for more than just the backpacking tips available on travel blogs. Here are some things I learned that I wish I had known then.

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While living and teaching abroad I have found connecting with people from back home to be a pleasant surprise. Yes, I moved away to find a new adventure and to seek a career doing what I love while traveling. But, there will always be a place I call home and it’s nice to connect with those who may have had the same experiences as you. It's also a plus to have a social connection with people who understand your political background, religious beliefs, or even just the food you like to eat. To be fair, I am not guaranteeing these places will find you a community of Americans, but you traveled abroad for some diversity so let's try to embrace that as well.

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When I first stepped off the airplane to teach English in Cambodia, I was terrified. I had no idea what I’d just gotten myself into, and I felt adrift in a sea of foreign water. I’d read about experiencing culture shock, but never really thought much of it. After all, I’d travelled abroad before. It wasn’t as if I was fresh off the boat with a brand new passport and wide eyes.

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