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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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Jason
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Review for the team

I had a fantastic experience with TFT in getting to South Korea, the whole team is very lovely and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking at doing this sort of thing. The overall process can be overwhelming and I think Korea has one of the more strict visa processes and it seemed like paperwork was never ending but it is what it is and you get through it eventually. I had great support with everything from flights, insurance and getting my tax forms in order. The school was very welcoming and made me feel at home from my first day. The other teachers at the school had actually been there for quite some time already, one even there for 3 years! So it was a well rounded experience and I felt I had been put into a good environment.

Pros
  • The support
  • The people
  • The culture
Cons
  • Long process with visa and paperwork
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Cameron
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

TFT - China Program

The Fewer Things are an amazing organisation. They can seriously help you get into China. The program coordinator Jaemi is extremely helpful and really dedicated to guiding people get through the difficult steps.
This has not been an easy process, and getting a Chinese visa is notoriously difficult, but I had support from very knowledgable people the whole time.
I couldn't recommend this enough. I am also working at a great school here and the support continues to be excellent.
Thank you for everything.

Pros
  • The support.
  • People continue to be extremely helpful.
  • The schools are terrific.
Cons
  • Very difficult visa process.
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Emily
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Best decision ever :)

I’ve been in Thailand just over a month and I can say it’s definitely the best decision I ever made ! From the minute I applied, Jaemi was available to message if I had any questions / concerns. It can feel overwhelming and complicated sorting documents etc to move to another country but the support from TFT has been amazing and it’s really reassuring knowing they are just a message away at any time of day, and they will really try their best to help you - I probably asked Jaemi , Will or Molly about 58385 questions before I arrived in Thailand and every time they were always so willing to help which helped massively!!!

TFT also organise group chats before you start, so that you can make friends and even organise flights together, this definitely made the whole experience a lot less daunting for me before I came. I would definitely recommend it as a solo traveller as it is super social and easy to make friends - for example me and a lot of the friends I made during orientation live in different areas of Thailand, but we still see each other at the weekends as we can meet up in big cities

So far I have really enjoyed my time teaching in Thailand and I can’t thank TFT enough for making it happen !! I’ll never forget my time here and I’ve definitely made friends for life :)

Pros
  • So sociable ! Easy to make friends
  • You get to experience a completely new culture
  • The locals are so friendly and make you feel safe
Cons
  • Sometimes a struggle being vegetarian in Thailand - if you’re vegetarian learn how to say ‘without meat’ in thai !!
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Aled
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing Experience

I moved to Thailand in October 2021 and I did 2 semesters. It was my first time teaching and Thailand is such a good place to start off, the work is laid back and it is really easy to get the hang of once you’ve been doing it for a few weeks.

I was placed in Isaan, it is a lot different to your “touristy” Thailand but a great opportunity to see the authentic side of Thailand you wouldn’t see as a tourist.

Going with TFT made the beginning of the process so much easier as you get lots of support to ensure everything is ready to go. Also, the support you get from Jaemi once being here is continued and he is only a message away if you’re having any problems and he takes a genuine interest on how you are getting on.

For travelling, you get lots of opportunities for travel during the semester breaks and there are so many national holidays to take advantage of so you can have a few long weekends away too. I was only out in Thailand for a year but I managed to see all of Thailand and visit Laos, Cambodia and Malaysia in that time.

I’m also heading to Hanoi in January 2023 with TFT clubhouse scheme which is another bonus of coming on a programme with The Fewer Things.

Pros
  • Authentic Thai Experience
  • Plenty of travel opportunities
  • Know other teachers before you head out
Cons
  • Some placements can be quite rural
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Joe
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Brilliant programme

A truly brilliant experience and wonderful team at TFT. I felt listened to and supported through out my whole journey in getting to Incheon, Korea! I had never really travelled very far from the UK and was quite anxious in even applying for this whole thing, but from my first call with Jamie, it was plain sailing from there. There is really quite a lot of work involved in moving abroad with completing the TEFL courses and paperwork beforehand and I really could not have done this alone and am grateful for the help from everyone involved. I've been very well supported since being here, my school is great and the local teachers are very helpful. I've made some great friends with locals and other teachers who work at my school and area. I am now planning my next move in Asia and will be going with TFT!

Pros
  • Savings potential
  • The food is next level
Cons
  • Long hours at work

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Staff Interviews

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

William Davies

Job Title
Programme Coordinator & Freelance Writer
Will is a freelance copywriter and programme coordinator for The Fewer Things company. Having taught in Vietnam, Romania, and Thailand, Will is now directing his energy towards writing about different cultures and assisting applicants in initiating their adventures teaching abroad.
William Davies wearing a blue traditional shirt and navy cardigan with long brown hair and blue eyes

What is your favorite travel memory?

Navigating the roads of Ha Giang in Northern Vietnam. On one occassion I did this by running a half marathon, and on the other I did this via a motorcycle. Ha Giang offers a beautiful and mountainous landscape with adjectives such as otherwordly and jurassic not doing it justice. The scale of these mountains will make anyone feel so insignificant, and it was an epiphany for me of just how small we are compared to these colossal formations and the vastness of this planet.

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

I have become much more confident in my abilities to manage tasks and convey ideas, whether in the form of creating a new article or by communicating with co-workers and applicants. The working environment at The Fewer Things is a proactive and encouraging one. Working here has really allowed me to improve my initiative without feeling any pressure.

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

A teacher that I knew was discussing her favourite animals with another student, only to find out that they both shared a favourite animal - the turtle. The next time this teacher taught this particular student, the student had brought in a live turtle - as a gift - for the teacher. The fact that this student took note of this teacher's favourite animal, and went through the act of obtaining it in order to gift it to her, just showed how valuable teachers can be to their students.

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

Teach English in South Korea. Having taught in Vietnam and Thailand, my desire to explore more of Asia only increased with each visit to these exotic locations. While South East Asia has a more relaxed lifestyle, I would like to see the contrasts that other cultures in Asia, or East Asia in particular, have to offer.

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

Throughout the entire process of being associated with The Fewer Things, whether as an applicant or a co-worker, the founder has always been incredibly personable and encouraging. Whether we were navigating the process of obtaining a working visa to teach in Thailand or helping applicants achieve the same thing, the founder has always been supportive.

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

Having a founder and workers who actually care about the quality of their product or services. The founder and other workers including myself have undergone the process of teaching English as a foreign language before. We know that while it is a life-changing experience, it can also be an intimidating one and just like anything else, have downsides. Having people who understand the intricacies of TEFL is important in order to optimize the experience for others.