I am a lover of travelling, meeting new people and having new experiences. I am also notoriously cheap (or broke depending on your point of view). As a result, I have found scores of opportunities in which you can indulge your love of travel, while at the same time fund this expensive love affair through varying work opportunities. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I taught abroad through a program the French Embassy in New York sponsored. One thing to take note of: you must bring ALL of your own teaching materials if you are accepted into the program that I was. This means no books will be supplied for you. I was unaware of this at the time and the results were, predictably, disastrous! That’s another story for another day…You, however, do not have to live in a teaching nightmare. You can have a wonderful experience, with wonderful kids and wonderful results. Just be sure to read the fine print with any work/teaching abroad opportunities you apply for. Caveat Emptor: Some of these sites are paid to recruit people and they may not have your best interests in mind. Be careful and do your research.
Here are some links for teaching abroad sites: www.esljobsworld.com www.footprintsrecruiting.com http://www.eslcafe.com/ http://www.teachaway.com/ http://www.totalesl.com/ http://www.teachonlineenglish.com/
http://www.teachmideast.com/ In my opinion, teaching abroad is a fun and fulfilling adventure. When out of your element, you will learn things about yourself you may otherwise never find out. I know I did. Try something new. Challenge yourself and try teaching abroad.