Teaching Abroad

First Person Perspective: Teaching English in Korea

By Steph | August 9, 2017

Alex Pollack is originally from Memphis, Tennesee and is starting this fall as an MFA student at The University of Central Florida. In 2007 and 2008 he spent a year teaching English in Bundang, South Korea, and experience he chronicled on his truly excellent blog Gorilla Teacher: Diaries of a Young American in South Korea. […]

How To Teach English in Spain When You’re Not From the EU

By Guest Poster | August 11, 2016

Living and working in Europe has always been the dream, to immerse myself in the history and culture of countries so much older than my own. Not to mention finally taking on the challenge of learning another language. I’d been elusively trying to learn Spanish for years, but never quite stuck with it, as well […]

Teaching Untraditionally in Thailand as a One to One English Teacher

By Megan Stetzel | August 9, 2016

Teaching English abroad is a great way to live in a new country and experience the local culture a bit more in-depth than a typical travel experience. I was looking forward to relaxing on the beach during my days off and teaching the youth of Thailand during the week. I expected to find a stable […]

Work Abroad: Teaching and TEFL Courses – What You Need to Know

By Jessica Dawdy | February 8, 2015

Google “TEFL Certificate” and you’ll find yourself completely overwhelmed with different options. Prices for TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language ) certifications range from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars; some programs only require 20 hours to complete online, while others outline several weeks of intensive in-classroom study. So how do you […]

Teaching Abroad: What If I Don’t Like Kids?

By Jessica Dawdy | June 17, 2014

I’m a huge advocate of teaching English abroad as a way to make traveling more affordable. You get a steady pay check, while at the same time having the opportunity to travel around a new country and the flexibility to save some of your earnings for even more travel once your contract is finished. Beyond […]

Teach in South Korea

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Coming to Teach in South Korea

By Guest Poster | April 19, 2013

You may be fresh out of college and are seeking adventure. You may be in a career and bored out of your mind. Or, you may be really into education and are seeking alternative career options outside of your home country. Whatever your story, year after year, people come to teach English in South Korea […]

How to Travel through Your Twenties Without Worrying About Money

By Guest Poster | January 19, 2012

Money makes the world go round and it’s also a big factor in helping you go around the world.  Twenty-something Americans probably aren’t in the best place to save up for vacations or round-the-world trips. They usually have entry level jobs, student loans and very little acquaintance with the practicalities of the real world.  But […]

English Teacher for One Day

By Steph | November 2, 2010

Although I’ve never seriously considered teaching English (too busy, at least these days), I’ve always been curious about it. What do English teachers DO on a daily basis? What’s it like trying to explain your language to a bunch of kids with a HUGE language barrier? Luckily Mike was happy to take me in for […]