Teaching English in Uruguay 101
Uruguay offers the perfect escape from fast-paced cities, with its beautiful coastlines, charming cities, and relaxed lifestyle. The cuisine is similar to that of other countries in the region, featuring big steaks and even bigger glasses of wine. Venture outside of the capital city, and chances are you will feel like the only foreigner in the country.
English teachers in Uruguay typically find teaching jobs start in February through March and again in July and August. English Instructors are expected to interview in person in Uruguay and are also responsible for airfare and housing. Most teachers live in apartments recently vacated by previous teachers, and many share a flat with coworkers.
A solid hourly wage allows English teachers to live a comfortable lifestyle. Schools typically offer around 20 to 25 hours of work per week, leaving plenty of time to travel and explore. English teachers do not need to have a bachelor’s degree to teach in Uruguay, but it is preferred & a TEFL certification is required. Most teaching jobs are found in Montevideo, Canelones and other major cities throughout Uruguay.
Please note, that while a Bachelor’s degree is not required to secure a job in this country, it still can be strongly preferred by employers. If you do not have a degree, you should be prepared for a more competitive job search.