Teach Abroad Articles

Now several months have passed since you graduated college. All your classmates and friends are applying for jobs and starting their careers, but you're still searching. So whether you're feeling trapped by the American Dream, or you're panicking because you haven't found a job...
Teaching abroad in China and traveling around Asia, I've had some pretty interesting conversations with co-workers and students about American stereotypes. After living in Asia for a few years, I tend to see the same questions and comments pop up again and again. While it can get...
Packing for a weeklong trip can be hard enough, but what about packing for a year living and working abroad in a country that is probably vastly different in culture and, possibly, climate than your home? To say it is stressful would be an understatement. Deciding what to pack...
Teaching in South Korea was one of the easiest times of my life, financially speaking. Not only was everything paid for (such as airfare to/from the country, my studio accommodations, most meals on the days I worked -- just to name a few of the perks), but also the cost of living...
Making the decision to teach abroad is often a big one. You're uprooting your life to move across the world and you're often interviewing for teaching positions while thousands of miles away making it hard to vet the good from the bad. More often than not, the ESL job postings...
As the Teach Abroad Director for Go Overseas, I get a lot of questions from our users asking "So, do I really need a TEFL certificate to teach abroad?" The short answer is no, you really don't need a TEFL certificate to teach abroad. There are certainly jobs that don't require...
I remember the call. I had been through the gamut of ESL teaching job boards and extensive applications that led me nowhere. I'd been disappointed, rejected from schools in South Korea I really wanted to work at. Quite honestly, the process of searching and applying for a job...
A vibrant country full of bustling cities, serene river towns, a fascinatingly complex language and a booming economy, China is both a rewarding and popular place to teach abroad. If you arrive in China already with a TEFL certificate already in hand, you'll find a much higher...
You've just finished a study, volunteer, intern, or teach abroad program , and now you want to tell everyone about your experiences. Your friends may not want to listen, but there's a whole community of to-be study abroaders, international volunteers, and English teachers who...
Although China and South Korea may get all the hype, Cambodia is increasingly a more popular destination for those who want to teach in Asia, especially for teachers who many not hold a TEFL certificate or college degree. Although most countries require a TEFL certificate and a...