What Are the Differences Between Joining the Peace Corps & Teaching English Abroad?

By Ashley Houston

If you’re a U.S. citizen over the age of 18 looking for a meaningful way to make an impact overseas, teaching English abroad and joining the Peace Corps are probably at the top of your list. There are many benefits to both opportunities, so as you’re comparing options it’s important to first understand the differences and similarities:

Are There English Teaching Jobs in Africa?


By: Doug Waxman

Yes, not as many as in some other regions of the World like Asia, Europe & Latin America.  A fluent or native English speaker with an accredited TEFL  Certification from International TEFL Academy can realistically find great opportunities to teach English in Africa. 

From the colorful souks in Morocco, to the ancient pyramids of Egypt, to the amazing wildlife in Kenya, Tanzania, and South Africa, Africa is one of the most exciting places to visit in the world.  For those looking for English teaching jobs in Africa there are opportunities, you just have to know where to find them & you may need to be more flexible & patient in your job search.

It is important to know which nations on this amazing continent have opportunities for foreign teachers as well as an understanding of the differences in salary in each country to make sure teaching English in Africa will be a good fit for you.