About Teaching English in Kuwait
Home to one of the world’s largest petroleum reserves, Kuwait offers a unique blend of traditional Arab culture, stunning desert and coastal scenery. In addition, it offers the modern cosmopolitanism of Kuwait City, distinguished by its extravagant shopping and modern infrastructure.
To teach English in Kuwait, you will need a TEFL certificate and a 4-year college degree. Additionally, you must be a native English speaker to find a TEFL job. The average salary for an English teacher in Kuwait is about $1,500 - $ 3,300 USD per month tax-free.
Benefits include airfare to and from the assignment, health insurance, and even furnished housing. Many schools also require prior teaching experience and the job market in Kuwait is more competitive than many others.
Most English teachers in Kuwait are hired in advance from their own country and have their visa processed prior to their departure for their teaching destination. Expect the interview and visa processes to take 1-3 months.
As a conservative Middle Eastern nation, expatriates in Kuwait must exhibit sensitivity towards local customs, and prepare to adapt to life in a society governed by Islamic law and traditions.