4 crucial questions you should ask when considering teaching abroad
- What is the work-life balance like?
- What are the professional development opportunities and challenges?
- What qualifications and experience do you require to teach abroad?
- What personal commitments should you consider when moving to another country?
Are you contemplating a leap into international teaching?
With the global educational landscape constantly evolving, teaching abroad offers unparalleled opportunities for professional and personal growth. In this blog, we delve into 4 essential questions to help you determine if this exciting career move is right for you.
1. Are you seeking work-life balance?
Eteach registers over 3,000 instances of interest in international roles every month.
Many UK teachers find themselves at a crossroads, loving their profession but struggling with the pressures it can bring.
If you're in this boat, teaching abroad might be your key to a more balanced and fulfilling career. Different countries prioritise teacher well-being differently, offering new environments where you can thrive.
2. Are you ready for a professional challenge?
Forget being overwhelmed by endless marking - we're talking about genuinely enriching professional development.
International schools often provide continuous training and opportunities to grow as an educator, pushing you positively to enhance your skills.
For example, Inspired International Group School in Lisbon has state-of-the-art facilities for art, music, design and technology lessons, as well as their own teacher wellness area.
3. Do your qualifications align internationally?
While you may be fully qualified in the UK, international schools can have different requirements. It's essential to research and understand these differences. Also, consider if additional certifications, like ESL teaching qualifications, could expand your opportunities.
4. Have you considered personal commitments?
Moving abroad can seem daunting, especially if you have significant commitments. However, many international schools offer incredible support, such as schooling for children and assistance with relocation. It's about planning and ensuring your whole family is onboard for the adventure.
Teaching abroad is not just a job change; it's a lifestyle transformation! Whether you're an experienced educator or new to the profession, the world of international teaching is full of exciting possibilities.
Ready to take the first step? Check out the latest opportunities on the Eteach International job board.
Don't miss this chance to take the first step towards your global teaching career. Register now for the Inspired Teacher Recruitment Event and open the door to a world of international teaching opportunities!