It’s an alluring feeling – the idea of traveling and teaching English abroad. The excitement of putting on your teacher hat by day and your traveling backpack on the weekends. You can make money, travel, and build a life for yourself in a country you have longed to enjoy. But is teaching English abroad all that it’s cracked up to be?
That depends on who you ask, where you work if you enjoy teaching English overseas, and many other factors. Sure you can travel, but what about the job? What skills are needed? What assumptions should you avoid making before you go? And is teaching English abroad without a degree possible? To help you make the right decision, here are 12 things to know before teaching English abroad.