Teaching in a public school is not for everyone. I have a strong personality but I am a bad policeman. If you prefer teaching to maintaining discipline then an overseas school is a better place for you.
If you expect interest and respect from your students and their parents, instead of indifference and hostility, then teaching overseas is for you.
Live tax-free! What is even more important, you enjoy free housing /utilities, round trip airfare, health/life insurance package, settling-in allowance, baggage allowance, pension plans, bonuses, etc.
A lot of opportunities open for you when you are not under the pressure of taxes, insurance, car payments, mortgages, etc.
People usually ask, "How much am I going to make?" The right question is, "How much am I going to save?"
It is quite common to save 40-50 % of your salary living a very comfortable lifestyle. It gives you the sense of freedom you'll never have at home.
Of course, there are many low-paying positions where the main compensation is an exciting experience. However, the most lucrative teaching jobs are also overseas.
The personal aspect is clear. Most single people either get married or find partners after some time overseas.
In one year you will have more personal encounters than in your whole life at home. Unless you are a complete bore or a couch potato, you will make tons of friends.
A Word to Singles! The community of expatriates or simply people enjoying a few years overseas is a diverse group of single, married, divorced, or family-oriented individuals from many countries and backgrounds. I never thought I would get married and had planned to work my way around the world.
The so-called 'isolation' of being in a strange environment often brings people of similar languages together, the group-oriented cultures of other countries demand mutual outings, the family atmosphere of many international schools brings people closer, the list of wonderful ways to meet people is endless. Being single is a good reason to pursue employment overseas!
A Word to the Shy and Retiring Teachers out there! Are you short on social graces? Are you tongue-tied at cocktail parties? Don't fret because your new life awaits you! Say good-bye to your shy social ways because in your new environment, no one will know your past. You'll be able to start over to become the person you want to be. Don't think that an exciting life overseas is only for extroverts. There are innumerable opportunities overseas for you to come out of your shell and live a vastly different lifestyle. You may even become the life of the party! So let's get on with it!
This website contains all the necessary information that you will need to start a successful international teaching career. Proceed with gumption!
"I just want to say a huge THANK YOU for your program. I have spent the past 5 years teaching overseas and have loved every experience it provided. Both the good and and not so great.
Sadly, I recently suffered two semi-debilitating injuries and will no longer be able to teach sports. Since I'm not interested in teaching with a 9mm as a part of my supplies it means I've reached the end of my teaching adventure altogether. Happy it ended with a jaunt overseas.
I just wanted to let you know that I think the world of your program and happily recommend it to everyone who asks me about international teaching.
I wish both of you continued success as you open the door to new teachers with a desire to teach and travel overseas.
Thanks again for your knowledge, wisdom and assistance.
Teacher of Health / Physical Education
Colorado / Germany