Which Destination is Right for you?

With TEFL jobs available in over 40 countries, you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to deciding which destination is right for you.  Most people dream about a life abroad in a specific place, say Phnom Phen, Mykonos, or Barcelona. And if you know exactly where you want to go, more power to you! I’m…

Where to Begin?

Okay! You’ve made the decision to pick up and move abroad… Now what?! The most successful and longest lasting expats I’ve ever met all had one thing in common: curiosity. The apt amongst you will realize the chronology of this article is all wrong. How is someone supposed to be curious when they don’t even…

Make the Decision to Change your Life

We’re all very much aware of–not to mention sick to death of– the clichés thrown around on Social Media. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step,” is a quote often misattributed to Confucius. Or then there’s the “Be the change you want to see!” This gem of self-parody is written in…

Meet our Resident Travel Guru: Raymond Lee

My name is Raymond Lee. I’m a logistician and a writer, and because of the latter qualification I’ve been asked by TeachAfar to contribute to their blog about the joys and difficulties of living abroad. I’ve had a number of occupations over the years which have taken me all over the world. I wanted to…

Travis in China – Interview with a Teacher

For a newly-graduated English major, lack of job opportunities at home lead to a career abroad.  How did you get into teaching English abroad? Like many college graduates in the early 2000s, I found myself stuck in the bog of a stagnant US economy. I was bartending and working construction to make ends meet. Most…

Teaching Abroad in Africa Part 1: Morocco

Africa is an often-overlooked destination for those looking to travel and teach abroad.  While the job market for English teachers is still dominated by China, Southeast Asia, Korea, Eastern Europe and the Middle East, those willing to go off the beaten path will find a wealth of opportunities in this vast, diverse, beautiful continent.   Quick,…

Whitney in Korea – Interview with a Teacher

Whitney has been teaching in South Korea for a year, realizing she needed to travel the world while she had the chance.   Where have you taught and how long have you been teaching for? I taught in Seoul, South Korea for one year, and I’m planning to teach in Vietnam next for one year.  What…

Colleen in Vietnam – Interview with a Teacher

Colleen has been teaching English in Vietnam for the past 2.5 years, having grown weary of living the corporate life in Chicago.  Where have you taught and how long have you been teaching for?  I’ve been teaching for 4 years abroad. 2.5 in Vietnam and almost 1 in China (I spent just under 6 months…