At International TEFL Academy, we understand that teaching English abroad entails far more than just taking a TEFL course or signing a contract.  That is why we have created a worldwide community and network for our alumni in addition to providing personal service and support as well as lifetime Job Search Guidance through our Student Affairs Department.

Listed below are many of the exclusive travel deals that all our students and graduates can take advantage of when moving overseas. You will also find some great travel resources that our staff of experienced travelers use and recommend frequently:

Airfare

Travel/Teaching Guides

Accommodation

Transportation

International Insurance

Taxes

Documents & Visas

Other Resources

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AIRFARE

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STA TRAVEL


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Take advantage of STA Travel’s exclusive Airfare Deposit Program, "Book Now, Pay Later". It guarantees your airfare with a nonrefundable $300 deposit. Full payment is due seven days prior to departure and it's only valid on STA Travel exclusive airfare.

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StudentUniverse


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StudentUniverse provides exclusive discounts, rewards, and experiences for students, faculty and youth (18-25). Please contact them directly for more details regarding eligibility and requirements for their travel deals.

 


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Kayak


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 A great flight search engine for fares leaving from the United States. This is an excellent starting point for searching for cheap airline tickets.

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Google Flights


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Another great flight search engine that lets you enter your departure airport and see flights all over the world so you can choose the cheapest destination.

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Skyscanner


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A global travel search site, Skyscanner helps you find cheap airline tickets so you can book your trip at the best price.

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The flight Deal


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The flight Deal helps you track discount airfare tickets by sharing flight deals regularly. Whether you're planning ahead or traveling spontaneously, you will find your fair amount of deals here.

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Secret Flying


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Secret Flying is another great site to help you find cheap flight deals around the world.

ACCOMMODATION

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Airbnb


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A staff favorite! This site connects you with homeowners who rent out their homes, apartments or rooms to you.

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Homestay


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 Homestay allow guests to book a room in a local person’s home on a nightly, weekly or monthly basis for a fee. There is always a host present during the stay, enhancing the guest’s travel experience through their hospitality and local knowledge.

 

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Hostelworld


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Hostelworld is a great site for searching and booking hostels around the world.

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Booking.com


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 A great resource for booking cheap hotels and other accommodation around the world. 

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STA Travel


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No matter where you are in the world, STA Travel can help you find the perfect place to lay your head. From a weekend getaway to a once in a lifetime adventure, STA Travel experts help you choose from a variety of accommodation options including hostels, hotels, and more.

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Easyroomate


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Find apartments and roommates worldwide.

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Agoda


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Great resource for finding budget-friendly hotels and resources.

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Couchsurfing


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Matches member travelers with welcoming hosts in more than 100,000 cities and towns all over the world who open their doors and their couches/spare bedrooms.

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Roomi


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Roomi is a shared housing platform making it safer and easier for ITA students to search for room rentals, sublets, and roommates. Use code “TEFL25” for $25 off your booking fee!

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Comforts of Home


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Comforts of Home is Europe’s largest provider of accommodations for students studying and working abroad. Contact them and mention "TEFL" to receive €50 off any booking in the summer months (May-August) or a full semester booking.

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Housing Anywhere


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Europe’s number one booking platform for international students going abroad, trusted by over 130 universities worldwide. HousingAnywhere helps their student to find quality accommodation near their university, hosted by trust landlords.

INTERNATIONAL INSURANCE

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World Nomads


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World Nomads insurance covers people from over 150 countries, with medical and evacuation cover, 24-hour emergency assistance and cover for a large range of adventure activities. 

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ISIC Card


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The International Student Identity Card (ISIC) is the only internationally recognized student, teacher, youth ID card. With access to a global network of affordable and specialized student services, the ISIC card is your passport to more than 160,000 discounts and benefits in 133 countries worldwide. 

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STA Travel


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 STA offers trip, baggage, medical and accident protection as well as providing 24-hour worldwide emergency assistance.

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Allianz Global Assistance


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Another popular travel insurance company, Allianz Global Assistance lets you choose from 3 insurance plans and provides a 24-hour assistance hotline as well.

TRAVEL/TEACHING GUIDES

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Lonely Planet


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We have the full library in our Chicago headquarters.  This is our favorite travel guidebook and our 50+ staff of travelers never gets on a plane without one. Make sure to grab a book or digital guide before moving abroad: awesome e-book discounts / buy any 2 books, get the 3rd for free.

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triposo


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Triposo is a travel guide app that provides you with smart travel content across 50,000 destinations worldwide. Tips, maps, personalized suggestions... It's free and it works offline too!

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Rough Guides


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Another great travel guide that we recomend. Just as the Lonely Planet, they provide comprehensive practical information tailored for those traveling on a budget. 

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ITA Textbooks


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Every teacher has their go-to resources to turn to when preparing their lessons and keeping their teaching skills sharp. Check out ITA's series of TEFL Textbooks!

TRansportation

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Eurail


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One of the best ways to see Europe and on a budget is through train travel.  Buy your Eurail pass here if you are going abroad to teach in Europe.

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Rome2rio


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Rome2rio helps you get from point A to point B the cheapest way possible and in over 158 countries! Flight, train, bus, ferry, driving... Enter your destination and it will display instantly your best options.

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Bla Bla Car


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Not feeling like taking the train? Share a ride! A really affordable way to travel from one city to another, Bla Bla Car connects you to a driver with an empty seat and going the same way in 22 countries.

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Eurolines


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Travel accross Europe on a bus! Eurolines is one of Europe's leading bus operator with a network of 600 destinations accross 36 European countries and Marocco.

TAXES

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ITA - Taxes


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We recommend reading our Taxes article and reviewing some of our tax resources when it comes to tax preparation for teaching English abroad.

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Gregory Lucyshyn


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Our staff recommends expat accountant Gregory Lucyshyn, who has been preparing US tax returns for foreigners or citizens living abroad since 2005.

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e-file


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For simpler tax returns, e-file offers a great affordable interface to e-file for Americans.

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IRS


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If you are are not a U.S. citizen, you should consult the relevant government bodies for taxation and overseas citizens for your nation.

For Americans, we recommend reviewing the IRS website for all up-to-date information.

Documents & VISAS

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Passport


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You need a passport to teach English abroad. We recommend reading our passport article in preparation for your upcoming journey.

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Visas


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Learn more about visas for teaching English abroad in our visas & documents index.

 

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Documents You Need


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There will always be variations, but here is a brief rundown on what sorts of documents will be required for you to teach English abroad.

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Money and Finances


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Everything you need to know about money, finances and teaching English abroad.

OTHER RESOURCES

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The Points Guy


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A miles & travel news site, the Points Guy gives you the opportunity to make the most of your frequent flyer miles and credit card points so you can travel even more. Definitely worth checking out.

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ISIC Card


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The International Student Identity Card (ISIC) is the only internationally recognized student, teacher, youth ID card. With access to a global network of affordable and specialized student services, the ISIC card is your passport to more than 160,000 discounts and benefits in 133 countries worldwide. 

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edX


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edX is the nonprofit online learning destination, founded by Harvard and MIT, that offers more than 900 high-quality courses from the world's best universities and institutions to learners everywhere. 

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Book Depository


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One of the world’s largest dedicated online booksellers, offering over nine million book titles, available for dispatch within 48 hours. Offers free delivery on every order, to over 100 countries.

Living and Traveling Abroad Tips

Living and Traveling Abroad Tips


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Everything you need to know about living and traveling abroad including health & safety tips.

Top 15 Phone Apps for Living and Traveling Abroad in 2017

Top 15 Phone Apps for Living and Traveling Abroad in 2017


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Here are 15 of the top phone apps to help plan your trips and guide your travel as you teach English abroad.

Top 10 Must Bring Travel Gadgets

Top 10 Must Bring Travel Gadgets


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Here are the 10 best travel gadgets to bring when you teach English abroad! 

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