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Resources for Teaching Abroad

Prospective Teachers

Thinking of taking the leap and heading abroad to teach? This section fills you in on everything you need to know before applying to teaching jobs abroad.

Getting Started

Teaching abroad: choose the best school for you

Teaching abroad: choose the best school for you

There’s no doubt about it: there are hundreds of great international schools with opportunities for teachers, but we know many of you have heard the odd horror story about teaching abroad. Though these stories are few and far between, we know it’s important to learn how to recognize which schools...

Passport to Teach - It's a Wrap!

Passport to Teach - It's a Wrap!

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...

Application Help

Cultural Adjustments When Teaching Abroad

Cultural Adjustments When Teaching Abroad

Today’s Guest Blog is written by Erika Phyall, who currently works in community relations for University of Southern California Rossier School of Education’s online master’s programs. USC Rossier Online provides individuals the opportunity to become a teacher and individuals can also earn a MAT...

6 ways to get ready for moving abroad

6 ways to get ready for moving abroad

Are you about to move abroad and feeling a little overwhelmed? I’ve been in the same boat! Living and teaching overseas for the first time is an exciting but daunting experience. There are so many things to consider, so we’ve compiled a list of the Top 6 things to do before going overseas: 1. Do...

9 tips for an awesome profile picture

9 tips for an awesome profile picture

When completing your Teach Away profile, remember that first impressions count. The first thing that any school will see from you is your Teach Away profile picture. While it's true they will also see your resume and application details, your application will ultimately be linked to that picture. At...

Four Ways to Improve Your Teach Away Application

Four Ways to Improve Your Teach Away Application

You could be the perfect teach abroad candidate, but simple mistakes on your application could cost you your dream job. Take your time when filling out the application and read the instructions carefully to ensure the information you’re providing is correct and complete. These are four key areas to...

Why it’s important to complete your teacher profile

Why it’s important to complete your teacher profile

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...

Top 10 Application Mistakes

Top 10 Application Mistakes

Teach Away’s Placement Coordinators receive a high volume of applications every day. You want to make sure your application stands out – but not in a bad way! Below is a list of friendly reminders of common mistakes on Teach Away applications. Read over this list before you submit your application:...

Language Learning Help

Best free apps for learning a new language

Best free apps for learning a new language

When teaching abroad, although it's not usually necessary to speak or understand the language, having a basic grasp of key phrases will certainly make your day-to-day life much easier, more enjoyable and will definitely win you friends! For teachers interested in picking up the local language, there...

Get a head start with learning a language in a new country

Get a head start with learning a language in a new country

As you begin your international teaching placements, you may be headed off to a new country with no knowledge of how to speak the native language. In some cases, you’ll be exposed to a completely different alphabet. Don’t fret—use these simple tips that won’t take much time or trouble to get started...

Pre-Departure Teachers

It’s official: you’ve been offered a job teaching abroad! Not sure what you need to do next? This section is for you.

Have cat, will travel: teaching overseas with a pet

Have cat, will travel: teaching overseas with a pet

We receive many questions about the possibility of teaching abroad with an animal. Traveling overseas with a pet is something that I can speak to personally because when I moved to Spain to teach English, I decided to take my cat with me. It wasn’t easy, though, that’s for sure. Firstly, I had to do...

Get a head start with learning a language in a new country

Get a head start with learning a language in a new country

As you begin your international teaching placements, you may be headed off to a new country with no knowledge of how to speak the native language. In some cases, you’ll be exposed to a completely different alphabet. Don’t fret—use these simple tips that won’t take much time or trouble to get started...

Teaching Abroad with Family: Making Relocation Easier for Children

Teaching Abroad with Family: Making Relocation Easier for Children

Moving abroad with a family to start a new teaching job is both exciting and a highly stressful experience for everyone, but can be especially hard on the youngest members. Although your children are likely to be as nervous as you are about relocating, maintaining a positive and inclusive attitude...

Post-departure Teachers

You've packed up your life to teach abroad - congrats! Looking for useful tips and advice on how to make your teach abroad experience a success? Look no further than this section.

Cultural Adjustments

Coping with culture shock while teaching overseas

Coping with culture shock while teaching overseas

Many of those who teach abroad will experience some degree of culture shock. Moving to a new and often different cultural environment makes the feeling of culture shock a very normal and real psychological phenomenon. With any move comes natural stressors, but relocating abroad presents a whole crop...

Dressing for success in Abu Dhabi

Dressing for success in Abu Dhabi

By Thiago Silva When experiencing a culture for the first time, many aspects of everyday life are often the first differences we notice, be it the way people interact with each other, the local cuisine, or how they dress. Even though some fashion trends will differ from country to country, some...

Cultural Adjustments When Teaching Abroad

Cultural Adjustments When Teaching Abroad

Today’s Guest Blog is written by Erika Phyall, who currently works in community relations for University of Southern California Rossier School of Education’s online master’s programs. USC Rossier Online provides individuals the opportunity to become a teacher and individuals can also earn a MAT...

Get a head start with learning a language in a new country

Get a head start with learning a language in a new country

As you begin your international teaching placements, you may be headed off to a new country with no knowledge of how to speak the native language. In some cases, you’ll be exposed to a completely different alphabet. Don’t fret—use these simple tips that won’t take much time or trouble to get started...

Staying connected

Winning friends: how to meet new people while teaching overseas

Winning friends: how to meet new people while teaching overseas

We know from speaking with teachers who have been placed through Teach Away to teach overseas that many of them have been worried about being able to settle in and make friends while abroad. This is a completely normal concern: everyone wants to connect with others on some level. Having friends is...

Staying connected with loved ones back home while teaching overseas

Staying connected with loved ones back home while teaching overseas

For many teachers, a big consideration when heading overseas to teach for any length of time is how far they will be from their friends and family back home. We understand that it’s easy to feel divided when the people that used to make your day-to-day more fun and familiar are half a world away,...

Top smartphone apps for travelers

Top smartphone apps for travelers

By: Jack White For teachers headed overseas, one of the smartest things to pack (and maybe among the lightest!) is a smartphone. Leave the travel guides, multilingual dictionaries, and GPS at home and instead download these apps to help you get the most out of your teaching overseas experience....

Testimonials

Teach Away places thousands of teachers overseas each year resulting in a diverse network of passionate education professionals. Its teachers believe in giving back to the Teach Away community and have shared testimonials about their international teaching adventures. Here is one example from the many testimonials that are showcased on the website

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I just wanted to send you a quick email to thank you for helping me with finding a job in Korea. The whole experience by far has been the best of my life an I can easily say that I feel well taken care of and happy here. I love my job and my students are the highlight of my days. The city is also amazing with a great blend of cultural traditional and modern sights and wonders to behold. And overall, the Koreans are delighted to have foreigners here. I have never met a group of people who are as open and friendly and welcoming as Koreans. And as a foreigner I feel very safe here too. Anyways, I can write email after email raving about my experiences here but I really just wanted to say thanks for your help and I know that I would not be here if it wasn't for you.

Mazahir Tayebali - Teach in Korea

Still have questions?

This is the definitive place for answers about the teacher recruitment process. The FAQ page chronicles the entire experience, from application to interview, to document preparation, to pre-departure and post-departure considerations-everything required to start planning with confidence.

FAQs