Staff Spotlight: Doug Waxman

Business Development Director
Doug Waxman is the Director of Business Development and an Admissions Advisor at International TEFL Academy and has more than 8 years of experience in international education. He has personally assisted more than 2,000 TEFL students teach professionally in over 80 countries worldwide. Doug is extremely passionate about enabling people from walks of life to experience the world through international education. He has lived, traveled and/or worked on five continents.

What is your favorite travel memory?

traveling in Amsterdam

When I studied abroad in Australia, my father connected me through our family tree to distant cousins that lived in Melbourne and Sydney.

I got to meet my grandfathers first cousin and all his Australian family and spend the holidays with all of them. It was the first meeting of these relatives since the early 1900's and an experience I will never forget.

How have you changed/grown since working for your current company?

Absolutely! Every day I get to speak with people from all walks of life and hear their many stories on what inspires them to travel and see the world.

It is a great place to work as I learn something new every day from potential TEFL students as well as my co-workers. TEXT

I am continually inspired to learn more about different countries and cultures as well as continue my travels and explore different parts of the world.

What is the best story you've heard from a return student?

"Teaching English abroad changed my life and you were a big part of my decision!" That one gets me every time.

What makes your company unique? When were you especially proud of your team?

It's cheesy, but we are really like a close-knit family at ITA. Everyone really cares about each other, the success of the company and we really love helping people achieve their goals to live abroad every day.

Our yearly trips abroad for the whole staff is an amazing incentive and experience and it's great to catch up with everyone as we have staff working from all corners of the globe.

What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful company?

visiting the Great Wall of China

Offering the best service to our students and graduates to help them in achieving their goal to live abroad. That is our passion and I think we do a great job at hiring the right people on staff and offer the best personal support to make that happen.