Do you love traveling? Do you dream of exploring the other side of the world? I’m sure you do. But unfortunately, most people leave it as “just a dream”. And some, make the dream come true – in a smart way!
One of the most easy, fun and rewarding way to do is to teach English abroad. All you need to do is to get an ESL (English as a Second language ) or TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign language) certificate, and you’re qualified as an English teacher. You will get enough salary to cover all your expenses AND save, you will have enough time to immerse in to the local culture.
- It’s The Most Rewarding Job
Even if you never really dreamed about teaching, you will be surprised how rewarding the job is. Teaching makes you feel important, you will grow a bond with your students, you will finally understand you can actually make changes to the young generation.
- It’s easier to find teaching jobs
If you’re a native English speaker, it’s pretty easy to get English teaching job. Find out here on how to get started.
- Killer resume
International working experience is always good to have on a resume. It will raise your possibility of getting hired for future jobs.
- New Language
Whether you want it or not, you will have to learn at least the basics of the language. And believe me, it’s going to be worth it!
- Learning to Handle Kids
You will learn how to get kids’ attention, how to get them focused, how to play with them and how to control them. That is one hell of a skill!
- Cultural Experience
Most teachers sign for one year contract – enough time to explore the culture and tradition.
- Finding Your True Self
You explore yourself while you’re exploring the new environment. Being on your own, and not caring about all the things you cared about back home, not getting any kind of expectations – they all help you understand who you really are, what you really want from life.
- Meeting Awesome People
What do all the expats around the world have in common? They’re open minded! They took the risk, left their homes and traveled across the world. They had the courage to leave their comfortable bubble. They always have interesting stories to tell and they’re always open to share them.
- All Eyes On You
Once you get to a complete foreign country, especially if there’s race difference, you’re automatically going to get lots of attention. You’re considered exotic and people are always excited to be with you, they might even want to take pictures with you. Lots of people deny it but come on, it’s a pretty awesome feeling – you feel like a celebrity. ?