Leaving to teach abroad soon and looking for first-hand stories from other teachers who’ve been there, done that? Or, are you thinking of dipping your toes into the world of blogging? You’re not alone! Blogs can be a great resource for new teachers abroad looking for help and honest advice on what teaching abroad is really like, as well as a fun way for you to share your experiences with friends and family back home.
Blogs that focus on teaching abroad can be a little tricky to come by, so we’ve decided to round up some of our favorite bloggers teaching abroad (in no particular order) below, as a handy resource for some teach abroad advice, as well as some inspiration to, hopefully, get you started with a teach abroad blog of your very own!
American Teacher Overseas follows the journey of an American teacher during her placement teaching abroad in Doha, Qatar. She also brought her sons on her journey abroad with her so they can also experience life in a new culture! American Teacher Overseas is full of first-hand stories of daily life as an expat living in Doha. What's more, she happens to be a Teach Away alum and a University of Toronto TEFL Online grad.
Angela’s blog will make anyone wanting to teach abroad put Kazakhstan at the top of their list of top teaching destinations overseas. Previously living in Kentucky, Angela sold almost everything she owned and packed up what she had left to move to this unfamiliar country. Angela’s experiences will not only teach you all about the amazing Kazakhstan culture but give you a first-hand look at what it’s like to teach abroad in this unique country! Side note - she’s also another teacher who was placed through Teach Away. Check out an interview she did with us about how her experience teaching abroad in Kazakhstan helped her succeed in teaching back home!
Red Dragon Diaries author Tom Gates holds nothing back in his blog documenting his life as an ESL teacher in Korea. What makes him unique? He’s a former corporate IT professional who, many years after graduating college, finally realized his dream of teaching English abroad.
The Red Dragon Diaries is a collection of anything and everything having to do with teaching English in Korea and the daily adventures of living abroad.
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Amanda Isberg, author of Teaching Wanderlust, is an invaluable source of information about all things teaching abroad. With experience teaching in multiple cities in the United States, Japan, Italy, Mexico, Azerbaijan Venezuela, her blog is filled with advice to help anyone thinking about teaching abroad. In addition to blogging about her experience teaching, Amanda also shares her adventures and advice about living in South America - specifically Venezuela and the surrounding countries.
Richelle’s journey teaching abroad started with a semester studying abroad in China during college. Her temporary placement evolved into her now blogging about her life working as a college counselor in Beijing, experiences teaching abroad and adventures exploring “Asia off the beaten path”. Richelle’s blog covers all the basic need-to-know advice about teaching abroad in China. She also focuses on encouraging others not to hold back when it comes to traveling by yourself and exploring all Asia has to offer.
There’s no doubt that your experience teaching abroad will be full of incredible memories you’ll want to document. We hope these bloggers will entertain you with stories of their own adventures - and maybe even inspire you to become a teach abroad blogger yourself!