My name is Priscilla. I am currently writing this review from my apartment in South Korea (Daegu). I feel so grateful and blessed to have this experience that I felt the need to share my story with Travel and Teach:
Graduating this year with a B.E.D., I knew I wanted my first teaching experience to be abroad. I did not have the money to travel during my time in school, so I always made a promise to myself that when I get my diploma I would fly out of the country! I started to do research to know where I wanted to go. Since my childhood, I have always been interested by Africa and South America, but the idea of going to Asia never came to my mind. Realizing this, I thought: "I need to go to Asia!!!! " I then started my research and two countries came up : Japan and South Korea. My conclusion was that both had great working conditions, but it was wisest to go to South Korea if I wanted to save up some money for my masters. (The cost of living in Japan is higher!!)
The next step was to find a legitimate recruiting company. After a lot of research, I found Travel and Teach. The first thing that caught my attention was that they had affiliations with different Universities in Canada. Now, this is the first time that I saw this in my research and I thought this was very impressive because if Universities trust this organization with their students, it means that it is LEGIT. I called two of those Universities and they confirmed that they were working with Travel and Teach. I instantly knew that I wanted them to be my recruiter. The application process was very easy and straightforward. My recruiter was so nice and intentional. Having taught himself in South Korea made it very helpful because he could answer all my questions.
I have been teaching in Daegu for one month now and I am enjoying myself to the fullest. My apartment is situated in a safe area (which is super important for me as a woman!!!) I was fortunate to teach in a private school. I loooove my students. My co-workers are so helpful and caring. Overall, I could not have asked for more. I keep on thanking my recruiter because he did an amazing job by finding this teaching position. So, once again THANK YOU NIKO!!!
Hope this review helped to clarify your decision to teach abroad. I leave you with the wise words of a world-renowned scholar:
"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go..."
Dr. Seuss :)