How Much Can I Save and Earn as an English Teacher in Vietnam?

By: Christie Koness

Vietnam is an excellent choice for teaching English overseas if you are not only hoping to have a very authentic teaching experience, but earn a good salary and put some cash away! While you may not make quite as much as South Korea or China or find a job with as many benefits, Vietnam still comes in pretty close as a top destination where even first-time English teachers can make and save great money.

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 Much Money Can You Earn & Save Teaching English in Thailand? [Tips & Resources]

By: Shay Ames

What's left to be said about Thailand? As I'm interviewing an International TEFL Academy staff member - who we’ll call “Erika” - she gazes out the window’s display of winter wonder-Chicago-land, and dazedly reminisces about her experience, not long ago, teaching in a warm, magical place called Thailand that is also one of the top job markets for teaching English in Asia.  

Asia is known as one of the most lucrative regions in the world & while Thailand is not the most  developed economy in Asia, it is a nation on the move and many English teachers are able to make enough to save 30%-50% of their income after expenses.  

Can I Really Get "Rich" Teaching English Abroad?

Getting the Most out of Your Experience Teaching English Abroad Financially & Otherwise!

By Jeff Penick

Sometimes people will mention how they heard it is possible to get “rich” teaching English abroad. Earning a professional salary is certainly a big part of what makes teaching English abroad such a great way to live overseas. In fact, first-time English teachers with an accredited TEFL Certification can make enough to save up to $15,000 USD or more over a year in some countries in Asia & the Middle East. However, if you are mostly interested in teaching English abroad to become financially rich, teaching abroad is probably not going to land you in the "1%". That being said, if one of your primary reasons for teaching English and living abroad is to become rich in life experience, it is a safe bet that the time you spend teaching English overseas will be one of the most valuable and worthwhile periods of your entire life. Below, I will detail some ways to make your time abroad rich with experience…and I’ll also provide some tips and resources in regards to money including some of the more financially advantageous teaching markets.

Get rich abroad…with EXPERIENCE

How much money can I make teaching English in South Korea?

South Korea offers some of the best salaries and benefits to foreign English teachers in the world. Here is a brief outline of what foreign English teachers can expect to earn teaching in Korea.  Keep in mind that English teachers in Korea typically receive airfare and housing, the cost of living is modest and exchange rates are such that most teachers will be able to save up to 50 % of their salary after expenses, which can range from the equivalent of $800 - $1,200 a month. Salaries are typically paid in Korea won (KRW).