What Countries can I teach in?

Where Can I Teach in Asia

Educators Overseas only places teachers in non-English speaking countries. As such, we are unable to help teachers who wish to work in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, or South Africa. Where you can work depends on the jobs available and the job offer(s) you receive. You can always respond to job alerts you are interested in, or in a region you want to travel to, but you may or may not get offered a job in your number one region. We encourage all recruited teachers to be flexible with regards to where they want to teach. Some countries you might not consider at first might be a surprisingly good choice. There are hundreds of international schools all over the world, with new schools opening up each year. International schools are usually located in the capital city of each country and in other major cities in the country. Below is a regionally organized list of the non-English speaking countries home to at least one international school, although some have as many as ten. Also noted are positive and negative generalizations about each region from a living/teaching perspective. Be aware, these are very generalized qualities observed by some Westerners who have lived in the regions and are by no means meant to stereotype a country or region in one way or another. Every person living in a country will have their own unique experiences and perspectives. Please note: Educators Overseas may or may not have jobs available in these countries. If you see a particular country you wish to teach in and we do not have jobs available at this time, then your best bet is to become a Basic member and get a copy of the official International School Directory so you can contact all the schools in that country directly.

  Positive Aspects:

  • Low cost of living in most cities; easy to save money
  • More compensatory benefits
  • More job opportunities
  • Many opportunities for outdoor activities, like rock climbing or deep sea diving

  Negative aspects: 

  • Cities spread far apart, therefore few nearby travel opportunities
  • High pollution, especially in winter
  • Few residents speak English
  • Some health concerns
  • Religious restrictions in some countries

  Neutral aspects (positive or negative depending on your preferences):

  • Fewer Americans; smaller expat community in smaller cities, more expats in larger cities
  • Generally warm, humid climates
East Timor
Marshall Islands
Papua New Guinea
South Korea
Sri Lanka