Your Options to Teach Abroad and Gain Valuable Work Experience
After college many students hit a wall on where their future should take them. Many feel the pull of travel before they want to settle down with a career. However, sometimes traveling isn’t enough. Teaching abroad allows you to travel to a foreign country and be completely immersed in the culture. Why else would you want to teach abroad? Teaching abroad allows you to
- Travel the world
- Meet interesting people
- Make money
Teaching overseas is an experience worthy of a year of your life, or even more! Some teaching programs last a semester, others for a full school year. Many programs offer an extended program if you feel this is appropriate.
In addition to the above reasons to teach abroad, you’ll also:
- Learn as much from your students as you teach them. This will benefit you professionally, regardless of what path your career takes
- Get acquainted with the rest of the world which is valuable to any potential employer
If you want to teach abroad, there are a variety of ways to go about it. Many choose to teach English abroad as a foreign language. This of course means you need to speak the native language at least somewhat.
If you are willing to put in the time and training required for the job, you can teach overseas in no time at all.
To learn more about more specific programs of teaching abroad, click on any one of our teaching abroad pages:
Benefits of Teaching Abroad
Along with meeting new people, learning a new culture, and developing a second language, teaching abroad offers many more benefits. Learn how to cook like the natives, drive on the other side of the road, and bring back a resume full of potential.
Teaching English Abroad
Teaching English abroad can be a great experience for anyone. Since English is in high demand throughout the world, you can go virtually anywhere - to Europe, Asia, Africa, or wherever you may choose. And training programs for teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) make it simple to get started.
Teaching Overseas 101
There are many different opportunities to teach abroad. Whether you apply directly to a foreign school for a staff position, or to an American institution abroad, one thing is certain: teaching overseas will be a rewarding experience.