What are the Basic Requirements for Teaching English in Argentina?

By: Lindsay Campher Krasinski

Dream of dancing the Tango until dawn? Does the idea of the perfect steak and glass of Argentinian Temparnillo from a parillo make you want to jump on the next plane? And don’t get me started on the wonders of Patagonia…

Argentina is a wonderful destination with rich European culture mixed in with Latin American flavor. Now how can you make your trip last longer so you can REALLY experience the life of an Argentine? Well, become an English teacher of course! Argentina boasts 6 months and 12 month contracts and the requirements may surprise you!

What's are the Primary Differences Between Teaching in Europe and Asia?

By Tyler Parsons 

English teachers around the world share many similarities in their lifestyles and classrooms, from enjoying local cuisines, playing in sports leagues, exploring in regional travel, and playing an important role in local communities as an educator. While teachers may share these—and many other—similarities around the world, teachers living in Asia and Europe can expect many differences in their jobs, social lives, their schools, and even their personal lives.  Here's a quick overview..........

What are the Requirements to Teach English in the UAE? [Including Dubai & Abu Dhabi]

By Michael Kunik

Home to some of the immense oil welath, major ports and a booming tourism sector, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has become a global center of trade, finance & travel. With cities like Dubai & Abu Dhabi offering opulent shopping, world class dining, and some of the world's most stunning architecture, the Emirates have become a major destination for tourists and investors alike. These attractions, along with some of the world's most lucrative salaries and benefits  also make the United Arab Emirates one of the most desriable destinations for teaching English abroad.  

The UAE is divided into seven emirates, with Dubai being the most populous as well as the most popular, followed by Abu Dhabi. The population of the UAE is around 9.2 million, with over three-fourths of the UAE residents being expatriates. The nation is investing heavily in English language education and offers salaries for English teachers that are among the highest in the world. Combined with its small size, this has made the UAE one of the most competitive job markets in the world for teaching English abroad. In many cases, simply having a TEFL certification does not necessarily qualify you for positions there. This article will break down the full requirements for securing English teaching positions in this region.

What Are the Requirements for the EPIK Program for Teaching English in South Korea?

By: Cassie Wells 

If you’re considering your options for teaching English abroad in South Korea, you’ve likely heard about the EPIK Program. EPIK stands for “English Program in Korea” and is sponsored by the Korean Ministry of Education. The goal of the EPIK program is to improve the English-speaking abilities of Korean students and teachers, developing cultural exchanges between Korea and abroad. With these goals in mind, the EPIK Program seeks qualified, enthusiastic native English speakers to share their knowledge and passion in the Korean public school system and country.

How Can I Transfer Money Home While Teaching English Abroad?

By Lynda Galea

Wondering if and how you can transfer funds back home while traveling & teaching English abroad? Many English teachers abroad need to be able to transfer extra money home so they can meet financial obligations like making student loan payments. Transferring money home from a foreign country unfortunately isn’t always as easy as opening the Venmo app on your cell phone and punching in an amount to send. There are many factors to consider such as transfer fees, exchange rates, and the time it takes the recipient to actually receive the funds you are sending.

While this may seem confusing, there are many services, both in-person and online, that are available to aid you in transferring money home while abroad. Let’s discuss a few of the more popular and trusted options.

How Can I Teach English in China without a Degree?

By Havvah Holl

Teachers looking to move abroad will soon become familiar with China’s massive job market for TEFL teachers. With an almost absurdly large number of students who want to learn English, China is constantly hiring teachers, and offering great benefits to entice teachers to make the move. This demand gives China the unique distinction of being a country with a high savings potential, whether or not you have a university degree. It is key to understand the issue of visas, and that those without a degree may need to be more persistent and flexible in their job search.  Also, holding citizenship from a native English-speaking country, and getting a TEFL certification can both be important in most cases. 

How do I Get a Cell Phone When Teaching English Abroad?

By Lindsay Campher Krasinski

I’m addicted. You’re addicted. We are all addicted to our phones. It’s true. Our eyes are glued to our screens. Rarely do our smart phones actually come in contact with our ears these days. When you are concerned about a cell phone abroad you are probably concerned about texting, instagramming at will, checking the latest snap or news story. Then while traveling, your phone will serve as a map, translator and even a travel agent. Here are some tips to keep you connected while abroad. 

Is Teaching English Abroad Right for Me?

By Tyler Parsons

A lot of people think teaching English abroad is a great idea, but only a small margin of those interested end up having the Instagram photos and stories to prove their adventures of living in a foreign land. It’s not that certain people can’t make the jump, it’s just that it may not be right for them. And, that’s totally OK. It’s better to make the decision yes or no, and move on!

Well if you’re one of those on the fence (well since this is about traveling, maybe we should try a travel reference. If you’re on the equator? If you’re sitting on the axis of the globe? Or maybe we just stick with the fence reference, but you get the point!). So if you’re trying to decide if this is right for you, here are some questions to ask yourself!