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The Fewer Things

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The Fewer Things were voted as one of the best teach abroad providers in 2020 & 2021 with special mentions to the support, fun and safety of our programmes!

We are here to help you make the change in your life you've been waiting for! Our programmes are designed with first-time-travellers and beginners to teaching in mind. We are here to support and guide you through the full process of getting started teaching abroad.

We have designed unique programmes and courses which will get you qualified and teaching in Asia. We only work with well established and trusted education organisations.​ All of our schools are continuously vetted and held to a high standard.

Choose from programmes in China, South Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand! 

Founded
2017

Reviews

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Jared
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

excellent program

The Fewer Things is a great program that did everything one could ask in getting me to Thailand. I had no clue in where to begin and they walked me through every step that I needed and kept in contact throughout the process to make sure that I understood what I needed to do and what documents I needed to send at what time. If I had a question Jaemie was always quick to answer. My time in Thailand has been fantastic and I am pleased with my placement. It is a rural area but I do appreciate the more genuine Thailand experience that it provides. Even after I have been here they regularly ask me how things are going and that is appreciated. The school I am at has been very accommodating and has always been so nice to me. The accommodation is a little bare bones with a pretty hard bed but I do not mind it too much. Overall the value that The Fewer Things offers you is really good and if you have no idea where to begin with TEFL they offer you a great service that is definitely worth it.

Pros
  • great service that walks you through step by step
  • groupchat that lets you meet the other teachers
  • good support after you arrive
Cons
  • accommodation a little barebones
  • rural area if you are not into that
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Jared
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

excellent program

The Fewer Things is a great program that did everything one could ask in getting me to Thailand. I had no clue in where to begin and they walked me through every step that I needed and kept in contact throughout the process to make sure that I understood what I needed to do and what documents I needed to send at what time. If I had a question Jaemie was always quick to answer. My time in Thailand has been fantastic and I am pleased with my placement. It is a rural area but I do appreciate the more genuine Thailand experience that it provides. Even after I have been here they regularly ask me how things are going and that is appreciated. The school I am at has been very accommodating and has always been so nice to me. The accommodation is a little bare bones with a pretty hard bed but I do not mind it too much. Overall the value that The Fewer Things offers you is really good and if you have no idea where to begin with TEFL they offer you a great service that is definitely worth it.

Pros
  • great service that walks you through step by step
  • groupchat that lets you meet the other teachers
  • good support after you arrive
Cons
  • accommodation a little barebones
  • rural area if you are not into that
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Trevor
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Maha Sarakham Experience

I have loved being placed in Maha Sarakham. It's a really quiet city, while also having a nice variety of places to eat and a good night life. My chief complaint would be about having to go through MediaKids to get to this school. I would prefer to have been hired directly by the school for a number of reasons. Mainly, MediaKids requires us to do separate grades, lesson plans, and attendance for them to be turned in at illogical times within our schedule. Jaemi was great to work with, and has been excellent to me. Having to go through MediaKids instead of getting to work directly for the school has been an unnecessary amount of stress and extra work.

Pros
  • Night Life
  • Support from other teachers and school.
Cons
  • Work load from MediaKids
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Eleanor
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The best experience

I found The Fewer Things website already with a TEFL completed so was supported through the process of enrolling in a Thai school. I was given all of the details about the visa process so it was super easy and not stressful. If there was a problem, The Fewer Things could be contacted for help which was great. I can honestly say I had the best experience and would love to use this company again in the future to travel to other countries. I would definitely reccomend this if you want to travel abroad.

Pros
  • Support through the visa process
  • Give you a placement already
  • Given a group chat so you know people when you get there
Cons
  • Remote area
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Tom
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Thailand 2022

The Fewer things were a massive help to finally get me out to Thailand and start teaching during the pandemic. Any questions I had were answered and the whole process was relatively easy compared to other companies I’ve used in the past. TFT also put you in touch with other teachers on the same course so you won’t be alone when you move out here.

Overall, if you are thinking of teaching abroad, I would massively recommend the fewer things whether you’re travelling alone or with a group of friends.

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Staff Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with program leaders.

Paola

Job Title
Placement Support
Paola works within the placement support department at The Fewer Things, helping applicants navigate through the placement process.
Paola

What is your favorite travel memory?

During a semester break in Thailand, I travelled down to the infamous Phi Phi Islands and got to see the wonderful sights, it was the first time I really got a chance to do some solo travelling away from my teaching role in Chaiyaphum.

Seeing all of the wonderful islands was truly one of the most amazing times in my life.

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

Working for a young company, differs from the regular 9 to 5 life, and has allowed me to adapt in many ways whilst helping out others start their new journey in Asia. I am learning some new every day about myself and learning how to help others more efficiently too!

Support from the rest of the team here is really invaluable.

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

There are so many!

The best part is hearing stories from the applicants who may have been very nervous about embarking on their new adventure and seeing how they have grown to be confident and are thoroughly glad that they took the leap to teach abroad. This has felt even more special through the pandemic, as anxiety levels were heightened.

If you could go on any program that your company offers, which one would you choose and why?

I am very biased towards Thailand, as I had such a wonderful experience there. I took the journey with an open mind, not knowing if teaching was even for me. So, the short placement lengths make it very appealing for others who are just looking to test the waters. There are many public schools we work with in Thailand, and there is something to suit everyone!

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

Definitely the personal approach. All of the programmes have group chats with all of the applicants for each programme. It is really nice to see the applicants getting to know each other before they even embark on their journey. There have now been many "meet-ups" organised by applicants in their home country before going abroad.

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

Particularly for a teach abroad provider such as The Fewer Things: honesty, transparency, and providing the best possible support to each applicant. The drive the team has here at The Fewer Things to really help people is inspiring and it is clear to see it is has a huge effect on every applicant who signs up with us.