Before you decide on where you want to teach, ask yourself these questions:
How important is saving money?
Are you travelling abroad to save for your future or to see the world? Some countries offer paradise, but little to show financially after 12 months of teaching. If money is your end goal, you can rule of many countries straight away.
Are you new to teaching or a veteran? Some countries offer a easier entry to becoming a teaching, while others pretty much throw you in the deep end. Decide how much of a challenge you want.
Do I want to live in a similar culture, or a totally opposite one?
Do you want to rush straight to the East, or first dip your toes in a more familiar Western environment in Europe?
Do I want to teach adults or children?
Does being stuck at a kindergarten sound like a nightmare? Or are you just someone who loves kids? If you only want to teach a certain age range, you should research how viable that is in different countries.
What's the cost of living like?
A huge salary is pointless if you're going to spend it all by months end. Check the average salary of jobs in each country, but be sure to compare them to cost of living. It's not about how much you can earn, but how much you can save.
What degrees or qualifications will I need?
Bachelors, Masters, CELTA, TEFL, Teachers Certificate, none? Actually all those could be correct, depending on where you want to teach. Generally you'll need to at least be TEFL certified. Read our guide on how to choose a TEFL course.
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