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So you’ve decided you want to pack up your life and find the perfect job teaching abroad, but there’s only one problem: you don’t know where you want to go!

With so many options before you, it’s no wonder this decision takes lots of contemplating.

That’s why we’ve whipped up a short quiz to help make that life-changing decision a little bit easier for you.

No matter where you are with your decision, this quiz will help match you up with the best places to teach abroad.

It kind of works like a relationship matchmaker by finding your perfect match based on things like your personality, values and goals, except there are no awkward dates involved (thank goodness).

Now go find your perfect match and when you’re done, scroll down below for a list of current job postings by region, so you can get started on your teaching abroad adventure!

Where should you teach abroad this year?

Take our quick, 10-question quiz and discover your ideal teaching destination!

Why do you want to teach abroad?
a) I’m looking to make and save as much money as possible.
b) I mostly want to explore the world – I just need to make enough to get by and travel in my free time!
c) I’m thinking of becoming a teacher, so I want to see if it’s the right fit for me.
d) I want to progress in my teaching career.
e) I want to experience a completely different culture.

Which of these best describes your teaching experience?
a) Zero, zilch! I have a Bachelor’s degree but no teaching experience/ESL qualification.
b) I have an ESL/TEFL certificate and/or some experience teaching English.
c) I’m a certified (licensed) teacher.

Who would be moving abroad with you?
a) Just me, myself, and I.
b) Me and my significant other/friend.
c) Me and my family.

What are you hoping to get out of teaching abroad financially?
a) If the location is awesome, I’m good with breaking even and covering my living expenses.
b) I want to save extra money to pay off student debt or for the future.
c) I do want to save, but mostly for travel.

What type of climate appeals to you?
a) Arid desert climate.
b) Somewhere with four seasons.
c) Somewhere that’s warm year-round.

Who would you like to teach?
a) College students or adults, mostly.
b) Definitely kids!
c) Teenagers.

How long do you want to teach abroad?
a) A year.
b) Two years, tops.
c) I’m in it for the long haul!

How do you feel about moving to a place where you don’t speak the language?
a) I’m down with that – I’m looking for an excuse to learn a new language anyway!
b) Hmm, I’m worried that I might struggle in a country where not many people speak English.

How would you adapt to a new culture?
a) I’d do all I could to learn about the laws and customs of my new country, by researching online beforehand and talking to locals when I arrive.
b) I know it would be a challenge to start, but I would definitely keep an open mind and be willing to adapt to a different way of life.
c) I won’t adapt much – I’ll probably try to do things the same way I already do back home.

Which activity appeals most to you?
a) Dune bashing.
b) Parasailing.
c) Hiking.
d) Shopping.
e) Visiting museums and historical landmarks/sites.


Mostly As – You should teach in the Middle East
Teachers in the Middle East get to bathe in a warm climate year round, access highly lucrative salaries and have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a fascinating culture – what’s not to love?! Our top picks for you include the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Qatar!

Mostly Bs – You should teach in Europe

It’s no secret that there are many benefits to teaching English in Europe. You get to be immersed in new cultures, your global perspective is ever-growing and you get to witness the beauty of this incredible continent – all while making a difference in people’s lives! Our top picks for you include Spain, France and Italy!

Mostly Cs – You should teach in Asia
With great compensation packages and endless travel potential for the more adventure-minded among us, Asia is a perennially popular place to teach English abroad – especially for recent graduates and TEFL qualified teachers! Our top picks for you include China, Korea and Japan!

Mostly Ds – You should teach in Central South America
The many benefits of teaching English in Central and South America are no big secret. You get to be immersed in new cultures, your global perspective is ever-growing and you get to witness the beauty of this incredible continent – all while making a difference in people’s lives! The salaries aren’t half bad, either – especially considering the low cost of living. Our top picks for you include Mexico, Brazil and Argentina!

Don’t forget to head on over to the Teach Away job board. There are hundreds of great teaching job openings right now, across all levels, subjects and experience levels, at top schools and programs all around the world.

If you’re not already TEFL certified, there’s still time to get your certification so you can qualify for your dream teaching job overseas.

Ready to see what’s out there? Here’s a quick teaser of featured jobs available to help jump-start your teach abroad job search:

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Make this the year the world becomes your classroom. With so many great teaching jobs available, there is no reason you can’t start your adventure today.

Still not TEFL certified? No worries! You can easily finish your TEFL certification online with one of our university-backed TEFL programs, so you can qualify for all your dream teaching jobs abroad.

Our online job fairs are the perfect first step towards finding a great-paying teaching job you’ll love. Interested? Spots are limited so get that application in. Apply to attend an online job fair!

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