By: Chelsea Johnson
Besides having traveled with my family, my first experience abroad was when I studied in Bilbao, Spain, for a semester of my junior year in college. I loved everything about it, and when I got home, I was itching to go abroad again.
I signed up for a three-week program in Chile through my university and earned a scholarship to participate. After studying abroad twice, I worked for the College of Business promoting education abroad in my peers. I loved encouraging other students to step out of their comfort zone and study abroad, but after a year, I was starting to get a bit envious! After graduating with two degrees and honors in December 2013, it was obvious to me that my next step would be international. Everyone around me in the business school would be joining corporate America, but I started waiting tables to save money and figure out how to get myself on a plane.
By: Lauren Davis
Do you have any friends that are traveling the world and teaching English abroad? Or perhaps you have a few acquaintances or friends of friends that you've seen posting cool pictures all over Facebook from their time gallivanting around the world and teaching English. Maybe you've never met anyone who has left the country.
Either way, the demand for English teachers abroad is growing fast and even if you don't possess teaching experience, a degree in education, or even a diploma from a 4-year college, you can teach English abroad in any of dozens of countries with the training and qualification of a TEFL certification. Yes, there are literally hundreds of thousands of native English speakers teaching English abroad right now in major markets like China, Japan and Spain, but that doesn’t mean you have to follow their steps exactly. If you’re looking for an authentic experience, follow the advice of Robert Frost and "take the road less traveled." To help point you in the right direction, here are five of the world's best untapped markets for teaching English abroad in 2015.
- Do you picture yourself teaching English in a great destination not so far from home but offering a totally different cultural experience?
- Do you see yourself enjoying beautiful landscapes and great people?
- Can you picture yourself teaching in a place flanked by the Pacific Ocean on one side and the Caribbean Sea on the other side?
- Well, that dream country exists: and it’s called Nicaragua!
Sun, Fun and Teaching English Abroad
Want to get paid to live in a country where you can saunter down to the beach and get a tan in 85 degree weather…….. in February?
Want to learn how to surf, scuba dive or sea kayak?