Top Ten Cities to Teach English Abroad in Latin America

By Glenn Schneider

1. Bogota, Colombia

2. Mexico City, Mexico

3. Buenos Aires, Argentina

4. Santiago, Chile

5. Montevideo, Uruguay

6. Guadalajara, Mexico

7. San Jose, Costa Rica

8. Medellin, Colombia

9. Quito, Ecuador

10. Sao Paolo, Brazil

 

Leaving the Classroom for Online Flexibility

By: David Peña 

Exhausted and over it, I was ready to leave my 40 hour per week classroom job for more flexibility and travel. When moving abroad to teach English, I did not expect to have such a rigid schedule, with dozens of outside responsibilities. I wasn’t just planning classes, but somehow I got roped into teaching a homeroom class and working closely with parents and school system drudgery. I was tired and had little time to travel and experience the fun and exciting parts of teaching English abroad.

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


July 18, 2018

Interested in teaching English in Ecuador? 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 Ecuador.

The type of visa you'll need in Ecuador (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 Ecuador. 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 Ecuador.

Realizing You’re Gay While Living in a Religious Family in Ecuador: From Existential Crisis to Unexpected Acceptance

By ITA alumna Laurence.

Ecuador is one of those South American countries in which almost all taxi drivers in the capital have a rosary hanging from their rearview mirrors. It also happens to be the South American country where I realized I was very much attracted to people of the same gender. As an eager, non-religious, and naive North American student studying abroad for the first time, living with an extremely Catholic host family was an experience that shifted my preconceived notions of “acceptance” and taught me how to reciprocally embrace differences we are warned to be wary about.

4 Reasons to Teach English Abroad in Cuenca, Ecuador

By Lindsay Campher Krasinski

Cuenca, Ecuador!  Have you ever heard of it?  Probably not!  Do you even know how it’s pronounced? Don’t worry; I didn’t either until I actually arrived.  I arrived with the intent of staying a couple weeks before moving on to Colombia and I ended up staying a year.  Why? Well, let’s start with number one:

The Process of Moving to Teach English in Cuenca, Ecuador

By: Lindsey Ingwersen

After graduating from University in 2015 with little idea of what I wanted to do and even slimmer desire to join the “real working world”, I sought out my first international adventure to Fiji, New Zealand, and Australia. Most people thought I was crazy after booking a one way ticket. After all, I had a bad history of homesickness. I was doing it for adventure, to challenge myself, and to prove to myself (and others) that I could do it. And I did, but I returned home after a short three months with no money, and a plan to work in the US for a year, and then travel again.