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The beginner’s guide to teaching abroad in Central and South America

The beginner’s guide to teaching abroad in Central and South America

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Got your eye on teaching jobs in Central or South America? The appeal is understandable - Latin America is one of the most beautiful places in the world, offering a wide opportunity for travel. Bonus: there’s a high demand for teachers across all subjects and grade levels. To help you hit the ground running in your job search, we’ve put together a quick comparison chart on teaching in Mexico,...
Teachers Matter - Canadian Teacher Receives $1 million Global Teacher Prize

Teachers Matter - Canadian Teacher Receives $1 million Global Teacher Prize

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Last night, we were excited to be there as the top educators in the world were recognized and the $1 million Global Teacher Prize was awarded at the annual Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai. One of the most high-profile awards for teaching excellence in the world, the Global Teacher Prize is handed out each year by the Varkey Foundation under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed...
The beginner’s guide to teaching abroad in Asia

The beginner’s guide to teaching abroad in Asia

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Every year, Asia continues to be a top teaching destination for teachers abroad, offering a wide array of career opportunities for both ESL and certified teachers. Right now, schools across Asia are actively recruiting new teachers for teaching jobs in Asia for the upcoming school year. While teaching in Asia is an exciting, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, teachers need do their research...
Passport to Teach - It's a Wrap!

Passport to Teach - It's a Wrap!

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Over the past month Passport to Teach has taken you around the world and shown the endless opportunities that await you at home and abroad. A big thank you to everyone who attended, we hope you enjoyed the past month and took away some valuable insights and information. With the help of our knowledgeable Teach Away Placement Coordinators and teachers around the world, we hosted some discussions...
Overcoming homesickness while teaching abroad

Overcoming homesickness while teaching abroad

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That feeling of homesickness. Teachers abroad everywhere: we’ve all had it! While teaching abroad can be thrilling, it can also be incredibly challenging in a number of ways. Are you finding yourself feeling FOMO (fear of missing out) as you scroll through your Facebook news feed? Or even when you attempted to make your mom’s signature dish - and ended up setting the kitchen on fire? More often...
6 top interview tips from a teach abroad recruiter

6 top interview tips from a teach abroad recruiter

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So the date for your teach abroad interview is set - it’s time to make your mark! Here are a few of my personal tips to make sure that you stand out a head above the crowd. 1. Know what position you are applying for and be ready to discuss the details. This doesn’t mean that you need to be a subject matter expert, but a familiarity with the school or program will smooth out the process. You can...
Are you ready to teach online?

Are you ready to teach online?

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Looking for your next great teaching opportunity? As online education continues to grow , with no sign of letting up, more and more teachers are looking into teaching online. While online learning has been hugely popular in the higher education field for some time now, high schools are also getting in on the game. There are lots of full and part-time online teaching jobs available, ranging from K...
7 questions to ask yourself before teaching abroad

7 questions to ask yourself before teaching abroad

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I have only one regret about my time teaching abroad - I wish I’d started earlier! I spent four years teaching in Canada before accepting my first job teaching abroad in Japan. While I did learn a lot in those four years, in hindsight, I feel a couple of years of teaching experience would have given me a strong enough foundation to start teaching internationally. However, teaching abroad is a big...
Why it’s important to complete your teacher profile

Why it’s important to complete your teacher profile

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The prospect of applying to teach abroad can feel a little daunting at the start. You create a Teach Away profile, upload your resume and find yourself staring at yet more blank fields to fill out. We get it - it’s easy to procrastinate and promise yourself you’ll get to it later. The fact is, a detailed and up-to-date teacher profile is a crucial part of your teach abroad application. And the...
What I miss most about living and teaching abroad (with free teach abroad guide)

What I miss most about living and teaching abroad (with free teach abroad guide)

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I‘ve only been back in my home country for a year now, yet I often find myself looking back at the time I spent abroad like they were the good old days. Teaching abroad for me was never intended as a lifelong career move. I always knew I’d move back home eventually. Even though I taught abroad for a relatively short period of time in my life - I spent two years in total teaching in South Korea...