If you decide you want to move abroad and teach overseas, you will have to apply for a work permit/visa. To find out more about work permits and visas, click on the relevant link below.
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If you are interested in becoming a volunteer teacher in Africa, then check out:
This website includes useful information about visas, work permits and passport information for volunteers going to Africa. You are unlikely to need a working visa in Africa for most of volunteer projects. The majority of African countries will allow you to enter their country on a normal tourist visa to conduct your volunteer project.
The U.S. labour market for teachers is tight, and employers and state regulators generally give preference in hiring to persons who are U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents and who have been educated in the United States and hold valid U.S. credentials. The following websites highlight the difficulties of becoming a teacher in America and how to go about applying for teaching roles.
USA Immigration Work Permits and Work Visas
In Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Thailand and, increasingly, China a high proportion of the population are eager for tuition from English speakers. A university degree in any subject is the only prerequisite, though in some cases just a degree of enthusiasm will suffice.
In Australia skilled migration is one of the best opportunities for skilled workers to gain entry. Under the Australian skilled immigration program, skilled migrant and skilled worker applicants can use their qualifications, work experience and language ability to satisfy Australian immigration requirements and live and work in Australia. Besides Australia's skilled migrant program, professional business owners, senior executives and people with close family members in Australia are also eligible to immigrate to Australia.
If you are a citizen of a full European Union (EU) member country or Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland, one way or another, you are eligible to work anywhere within the EU as part of the "Free Movement of Workers" agreement. This is a multilateral agreement which means (as a citizen of any member country), you can work in any EU member country including Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. The only condition is that you register with the local police after three months to apply for a residency permit.