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Why Teach Abroad
There are so many benefits to teaching abroad. Below
are the most common reasons the international school teachers and ESL teachers we recruit say they
enjoy their life overseas so much.
- Close-knit Community - Because of the adventure and experience
of a teaching job in a foreign country, a strong bond and sense of community
develop among teachers overseas that you won't likely find in your home
- Small class sizes - Enjoy your teaching job more
with the small classes characteristic of all international schools as well as ESL or English schools.
- Multicultural students - The international composition
of the student body and their unique contributions to the school
will make your teaching job more interesting.
- Teach in English - No foreign language knowledge
is necessary because all classes are taught in English. However, we always encourage you to learn some of the local language for maximum job enjoyment.
See the World
- Travel - One of the main reasons teachers make
the move to teach overseas is the opportunity to travel - budget travel, luxury travel, adventure travel - whatever you want.
Imagine visiting the Egyptian pyramids on your winter break, or
climbing Mount Everest with friends.
- Experience new things - Learn a new language,
cook authentic local food, try some kangaroo meat (tastes like chicken), help build
a home for a refugee family - these are one of a kind experiences
that open up new horizons and broaden an individual's perspective
on the world.
- Low Expenses - With teacher housing and many
other expenses taken care of by most schools, most teachers have a
healthy disposable income to save or spend.
- Tax-free salary - In most locations a teacher's
salary will be free of local taxes. And, for many home countries, including the U.S., the government permits a income up to a certain amount to be exempt from home country taxes, leaving more money to travel with or
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- International experience - Living abroad and
experiencing another culture gives teachers (and anyone) a more unique outlook on
life and a keen appreciation for the world outside their home
country. Employers recognize and appreciate this.
- Career advancement - Many schools give the teachers they hire
a stipend to further their skills through continuing education
or other career supplements.