Multiple Locations +4
  • United Arab Emirates
    • Abu Dhabi
    • Dubai
    • Al Ain
    • Ras Al Khaimah
    • Sharjah
  • Oman
    • Muscat
  • Qatar
    • Doha
  • Saudi Arabia
52+ weeks
Classroom Audience
Early Childhood Pre-School Elementary Middle School High School University Students Adults

Program Details

  • BA degree in Education or your subject
  • Native English speaker
Classroom Audience
Early Childhood Pre-School Elementary Middle School High School University Students Adults
Age Min.
Age Max


Salary / Benefits
• USD $30,000 - $55,000 annual tax free salary
• Free housing or stipend
• Health insurance
• Flights
• End of contract bonuses
Price Details
Teaching Nomad placement services will always be free for teachers.
What's Included
Accommodation Airfare Airport Transfers Visa
Jul 07, 2023
Jul 31, 2020
123 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

Teaching Nomad is an American owned and operated teacher placement agency that works with schools in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Oman, Qatar, & Saudi Arabia. We take a lot of pride in connecting our wonderful teachers with great schools all over the Middle East!

Sign-up for our job board today to view the latest openings, full school profiles so you can make informed decisions on applications, use job alerts to help with your search, and opt-in to our database to have our partner schools reach out to you with opportunities!

Each client has been thoroughly researched to ensure a great working and living experience for you. Our partner schools offer excellent tax-free salaries, free housing, flights, insurance benefits, and more.

Whether you're looking for the quiet beach-front areas in Sur or Abu Dhabi or the glitz and glam of Dubai, Teaching Nomad has positions for you!

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Program Highlights

  • Tax free salary
  • Free housing
  • Flights
  • End of contract bonus/pension
  • Warm weather year round with plenty of travel opportunities

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Program Reviews

4.86 Rating
based on 22 reviews
  • 5 rating 86.36%
  • 4 rating 13.64%
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  • Benefits 4.7
  • Support 5
  • Fun 4.4
  • Facilities 4.75
  • Safety 4.85
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Yes, I recommend this program

Sylvia Spanos: a great recruiter

I have been working with Sylvia Spanos (teacher recruitment) for several months during the COVID confusion...I was an international school teacher looking for my next position abroad. She has helped me through many problems and is always so friendly, supportive, and reliable. Sylvia is solution-oriented and reaches out to me often throughout the recruitment process. Through several job offers, Sylvia was there to make sure I got the proper contract terms and conditions I wanted. I will continue to work with her as long as I pursue international school teaching. Thanks Sylvia!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
For teachers abroad, it is the best idea to find a good recruiter, build a relationship with them, and then you can trust them. There are so many UNreliable recruitment agents and companies out there now. Teaching Nomad has been very good to me.
135 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Jayne Donabie at Teaching Nomad

Hi all,
My name is Mohammad Tamouni, I am a qualified Arabic Language teacher from Jordan. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in (Arabic), a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Teaching & (PGCE).  
I am so lucky to be part of the Teaching Nomad family. The lovely & professional Jayne Donabie contacted me after I filled the application on the Teaching Nomad site, since then she has kept trying her best to find an excellent school to suit an excellent teacher like me, until she did.
Jayne Donabie, without you I wouldn't know anything about the school in the UAE. Thanks a lot for your excellent and free services.
It is like a dream come true.
I really advise all qualified, experienced and fantastic teachers who love teaching to contact Teaching Nomad, that will save their time and end up with an excellent job in the country you choose.
With Teaching Nomad, you are in safe hands.
All the best lovely teachers

What was your funniest moment?
During the interview,
Jayne Donabie asked me, where are you now?
Me: At Home.
Jayne: I meant the country.
Me: hahha, Amman - Jordan
129 people found this review helpful.
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Jayne Donabie you're a star

I recommend this site as it handles business professionally, with patience and care.
I was helped by Janyne Donabie, she truly is amazing, understanding and friendly!! Once again thanks Jaybe for all your help....

I have already asked some of my friends to contact you regarding job placements in the Middle East.

Teaching Nomad has really helped in shaping my career , the offer from the school is awesome nd it's all thanks to the company an Jayne.

I'm confident that who ever uses Teaching Nomad (Jayne) will be satisfied with the results.

127 people found this review helpful.
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Great experience

My experience with teachingnomad was great. Marissa was my consultant/recruiter. She was attentive, fast to respond, polite, prompt, and professional. I would recommend her(which I already have) to anyone who is looking to teach abroad!

I saw teaching nomad mentioned in a teaching abroad group on FB. Although its not one of the more popular platforms I actually found this to work in my favor!! I received better feedback from Marissa. It felt way more personable versus working with a larger platform and only feeling like a number.

What would you improve about this program?
Adding new schools to the list more frequently. Although this issue could have been caused by the Covid 19 pandemic.
121 people found this review helpful.
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Recruiter - Lauren Klein

Lauren Klein is patient, long suffering and friendly. I found her to be approachable and easy to speak to. She pays attention to your needs and is excellent at communicating and always responds to emails in a timely manner. Her follow-up and feedback are valuable. Lauren said that she will get me interviews within a month and followed through on this and got me 3 interviews. She is knowledgeable of schools and countries that she works with and provides relevant advice that helps to make a decision. Lauren takes into account all aspects of your future, including family and financial needs. She pays attention to detail. I would recommend Lauren to anyone looking to find a position abroad.

119 people found this review helpful.
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Recruiting process

I'm glad to leave this review about Teaching Nomads. Nick Bonnet was very resourceful and helpful in the process of searching for another career opportunity in teaching. He was very patient. If I had rate his customer service I would give him a 10 out of 10. He sent me several different schools in the areas and countries that I had inquiries about. Nick did an awesome job of answering any questions that I had. I will definitely consider using Teaching Nomads for the future. Thank you Nick Bonnet for all of your help.

134 people found this review helpful.
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Great Opportunities

The teaching nomad offers great opportunities in the middle east area where you get the opportunity to explore a new culture as you develop your teaching skills in the community.

Moreover, Lauren Klein is a great placement consultant that helps you throughout the process, and makes sure you feel comfortable and you're not going through any difficulties in your applications procedure.

I had the pleasure of working with them in Abu Dhabi, and everything was just as promised regarding contract details and the teaching opportunities. They even take care of your accommodation and try to help you during all times until you settle and feel comfortable at your work. Thank you for your great services, and I'm really pleased for having the opportunity to work with you.

127 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Job in Riyadh

Madison was responsive and super helpful in finding a position for me in Riyadh. This school is topnotch in regards to facilities and teacher housing. Most importantly, it's a welcoming facility and the school treats western faculty with respect. This is not to say any single school is perfect, but It's important to work in a supportive environment.

Working in Riyadh isn't for a young teacher that need to socialize every weekend, but for someone with maturity, teaching experience, and clear goals. Successful teachers hold their cards close, never have emotional breakdowns, and realize that showing respect to all coworkers is 90% of success. There's ample vacation time, overtime pay, and plenty of resources available to a teacher. Thank you.

What would you improve about this program?
This position is perfect for an experienced teacher.
133 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers

I don't believe that the Middle East would be accepting of a South African's teaching experience prior to obtaining the PGCE qualification in Korea or experience from any other country for that matter. Most requirements are 2 years experience post PGCE and have increased that to 3 years. I had more than 5 years of experience from South Africa prior to completing my PGCE which was not taken into...

There's a number of factors to consider like: 1. Will your husband be working 2. Age of your child and whether or not they require tuition. 3. Your qualifications and experience. That said, families move overseas to teach abroad all the time! As a woman in UAE you are able to sponsor dependent visas for your family and most schools do provide either free or discounted tuition for dependents. We'd...

Generally speaking, degrees from fully online colleges are not accepted for work visa approval. However if the school offers both campus based & online programs, the online degree could be accepted.

Hello Callum, we have schools that will hire NQT's however for the experience to count towards your full QTS, you need to be hired by an accredited BSO (British school overseas) and we don't currently have openings at any of those. I suggest to register at www.teachingnomad.com and create a job alert to keep an eye on new openings.