8 Places to teach abroad

You are ready to leave your home country for a while, and your mind is starting to dream. The job market for Teaching abroad has exploded, and you need to decide about your next destination. This is how you can travel the world, save money and emerge in a different culture. Find below * places to teach abroad:

 

China

China

China

Safety – Petty theft is pretty common in tourist hotspots and crowded areas. Be sure to lock your doors when you leave your apartment.

Salary – $1000 – $1900 p/m

Benefits – Housing allowance, airfare, and health insurance

Education needed– Positions available for people with or without a Bachelor’s degree

Experience – None

Cost of living – Relatively low

Drawbacks – Pollution, too many people, limited internet

 

 

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South Korea

South Korea

Safety – Although North Korea is just around the corner, it does not effect the safety of South Korean citizens. It is common for school children to walk around, even at night, and it is really rare to see crimes happening. The crime rates are very low.

Salary  – $2100 – $2300 p/m

Benefits – Airfare and accommodation provided, one month severance pay, 50% health insurance, tax free for the first 2 years.

Education needed – A  TEFL certificate and bachelor’s degree

Experience – None

Cost of Living – Average cost of living

Drawbacks – North Korea is not too far away

 

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Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

Safety – Harsh punishments will be given to those who break the law, and therefore crime is not very common.  That said, though, expat women might have trouble living here, as local men might turn to sexual harassments to those whom they believe are not observing conservative standards of conduct.

Salary – $3000 – $6000 p/m

Benefits – Airfare and accommodation provided, hiring bonus,  health insurance, tax free income

Education needed – Many job openings do not require teacher certification

Experience – At least 6 months experience recommended

Cost of Living – Comparable to other Middle Eastern countries. You might be able to enjoy a rather luxurious lifestyle, inside your expat compound that is.

Drawbacks – Very strict customs and traditions, very hot weather in the summer. It’s a tough place to live if you are a Western woman.

 

United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Safety – It is overall considered as a very safe place.  Violent crimes are extremely rare, yet petty crimes do take place in crowded areas.

Salary – $2400 – $4000 p/m

Benefits – Airfare and accommodation provided,

Education needed – Be certified to teach in  home country

Experience – At least 2 years’ teaching experience at the relevant level and in the relevant subject.

Cost of Living – Tax free, yet still high

Drawbacks – Need to make quite a few Cultural adjustments when in such a Muslim country

 

Spain

Spain

Spain

Safety – Criminals are known to approach foreigners. Be extra cautious in urban centers. 

Salary – $1000 – $2000

Benefits – No like free airfare and housing

Education needed- Degree and CELTA preferred, not required

Experience – None

Cost of Living – Middle – High

Drawbacks – No airfare, no accommodation

 

Thailand

Thailand

Thailand

Safety – Crime is pretty low compared to other countries, and violent crimes are rare. Be aware of terrorism though.

Salary – $800 – $1000 p/m

Benefits – Can turn to Private tutoring for an extra income

Education needed- Bachelor’s Degree. TESL certification recommended.

Experience – None

Cost of Living – Low – It is cheaper than in other expat destinations around the world.

Drawbacks – No airfare, no accommodation. You won’t get rich by teaching English here.

 

Japan

Japan

Japan

Safety –  This is currently the safest country in the world. It is safe to walk in the streets, during the day or at night. This is because they have been brought up to honor their country, so people generally take care of each other.

Salary – $2000 – $3000

Benefits – Accommodation / budget provided

Education needed – A Bachelors degree

Experience  – Previous teaching experience is not necessary, but recommended

Cost of Living – High

Drawbacks – No airfare, very competitive job market

 

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Safety – Tourists and Westerners are often targeted for petty crimes such as pickpocketing.

Salary – $1000 – $2000

Benefits – Low cost of living

Education needed – A  TEFL certificate and bachelor’s degree

Experience – None

Cost of Living – High

Drawbacks – No airfare, no accommodation