What’s Your Next Adventure?

1. Are you eager to get back overseas?
2. Do you seek new adventures while living and traveling in Europe, Asia, Latin America, or the Middle East?
3. Feeling apprehensive about graduating from college and facing one of the weakest job markets in generations?

If you answered yes, then teaching English abroad might be the perfect way to kick off your professional career after (or even during) college. Here are six reasons why!

1. There Are Hundreds of Thousands of Jobs Teaching English Abroad.

With an estimated 1 billion people taking English classes worldwide (300 million in China alone) the demand for native-speaking English teachers is sky high. From Spain and Argentina, to Japan and Thailand, hundreds of thousands of first-time English teachers are hired each year.

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You don’t need a degree in education, prior teaching experience, or even a college diploma to get a great job teaching English abroad. However, taking an accredited 120-hour TEFL certification will provide you with the recognized qualification and training you need to get hired. Learn more about TEFL certification for teaching English abroad.

2. Get Paid to Live Overseas!

Imagine walking to work on the cobblestone streets of Florence or through the street markets of Bangkok. How cool would that be? Studying abroad or taking a holiday overseas costs thousands of dollars, but as an English teacher abroad you can earn a sustainable income living in Peru, Czech Republic, Vietnam, or almost anywhere.

Download a Country Chart that compares salaries, hiring requirements and interview procedures for more than 50 countries.

3. You Can Actually Make Good Money.

Did you know that first-time English teachers in Asian nations like South Korea and China typically receive free airfare and housing, and make enough to save $1,000 a month after expenses? In fact, in most Asian nations first-time English teachers typically save 30 to 50 percent of their monthly income after expenses, which is great for paying off student loans and funding extra travel.

Download a free 27-page Financial Guide to Teaching English Abroad.

4. Gain International Work Experience for Your Resume.

In the globalized economy of the 21st century, international work experience is gold on your resume. From Fortune 500 corporations, to the State Department, there are thousands of employers that actively seek out those with professional international experience.

Looking to go to business school or law school?

Graduate schools increasingly encourage applicants to take time between college and graduate school to gain the sort of “real world” professional experience that teaching English abroad provides.

5. Learn a Foreign Language.

Want to master Chinese, Arabic, or Spanish? The best way to learn a foreign language is to immerse yourself in an environment where you are constantly exposed. Teaching abroad provides these opportunities the world over.

6. Enjoy the Travel Opportunities of a Lifetime.

If you live in St. Louis or Seattle, chances are you can’t just zip off for a weekend to Amsterdam or Tokyo, but if you are teaching English in Hamburg or Seoul, these opportunities are routine. It is a lot easier to travel in Europe, Asia, or Latin America if you actually live there and make an income.

So do you want to learn more about teaching English abroad? Download a free 30-page Guide to Teaching English abroad from International TEFL Academy and check out our teaching abroad articles on lifeafterstudyabroad.com!

Bruce-JonesAuthor: Bruce Jones
Bruce Jones, founder and president of International TEFL Academy has lived, worked, and traveled to over 30 countries around the world, including a 2 year, 20 country trip around the world. International TEFL Academy trains over 1,500 new teachers to teach English abroad every year.

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