Saying "Yes": Making the Most of Your Time Abroad

By: Rachel Reger


It all started when I had an urge to travel and improve my Spanish, but spending thousands of dollars on a study-abroad program that wasn’t necessary for me to receive my degree seemed like a waste of money. While I don’t think amazing experiences are ever a waste of money, I’d prefer not to go into debt—and so I wondered if there was another way to learn more Spanish and travel without spending so much money. This led me to look into teaching abroad. Three months after graduating from college, I completed my Online TEFL Certification with International TEFL Academy and secured a teaching job with Extreme Learning Centers in Arequipa, Peru.

Top 8 ITA Alumni Q&A about Teaching English Abroad from 2014

Throughout the past year, we received dozens of fantastic Q&As from International TEFL Academy Alumni who are teaching English all across the globe. Listed below are 8 of our top examples from our graduates teaching anywhere from Peru and Turkey, to Japan and Spain. Thank you so much to our alumni for taking the time to create these highly informative Q&As and sharing their stories and experiences teaching English abroad!

Top 5 Destinations to Surf and Teach English abroad


Love to surf and want to see the world?

Teaching English abroad provides a viable way to get paid to live overseas in any of up to 80 countries around the world, including many that offer great surfing opportunities. From Costa Rica and Brazil to Thailand and Taiwan, here are some of my top picks:


9 Reasons to Teach English in Lima, Peru: The City of Kings

  • Looking to live and work in one of South America's great cities with 500 years of history and culture?

  • Want to immerse yourself in the culture, cuisine and history of Latin America while getting paid to teach English?

Situated among desert valleys overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Lima is the national capital and largest city in Peru, whose metropolitan area is home to a population of 9 million. As a major center of international trade, education and tourism, Lima has developed into one of the largest job markets for teaching English in South America.