When you are planning to teach abroad, you might be overwhelmed by the variety of destinations that are on offer to you and which are desperate for more teachers. The location that you choose can make a difference in whether you enjoy your trip. However, the right destination for you depends on what you want to get out of your time abroad. Read on for some of the top destinations that you should consider teaching in 2023.
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United Arab Emirates
One of the top destinations on everyone’s list is the United Arab Emirates, including Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The UAE has great tax-free salaries, hundreds of international schools, and all-inclusive packages that include housing and flights. The UAE has the benefit of being a country with a deep cultural heritage butis also very open and welcoming to expatriates. In fact, over 80 percent of residents in the UAE are expatriates, making it easy to find new friends and settle in quickly. English is widely spoken, and the lifestyle is comfortable and secure. Note that the UAE, including Dubai, has specific educational and experience requirements for teachers.
China has more international schools than any other country in the world, with the exception of the UAE, and education is culturally valued. International education in China has been growing at a rapid pace over the past ten years, creating an almost insatiable need for English speaking teachers to deliver all subjects and levels. One major attraction for teachersis the amount of money they can save because salaries are very high, employment packages are comprehensive, and the cost of living is quite low. If you are an academically focused teacher who has made savings a priority, then you should consider the many opportunities in China.
If you are looking for a bustling, urban center to teach English in, Singapore could be your best bet. Not only is the pay generally good in Singapore, but you will also enjoy an extremely modern lifestyle, along with tropical temperatures that can give you the tan you have been looking for. This is an especially good choice for those who are looking to teach somewhere where they will enjoy a high-quality and luxurious way of life while they are teaching. If you have decided that countries like Singapore are the right option for you, or you are still stuck on where to travel to, you should start looking for teaching jobs abroad on the Internet. This is the best way to browse what is out there and quickly apply for a position you believe you will get a lot out of.
With the adoption of Vision 2030, Saudi Arabia has put itself firmly on the international teaching map. The pace of change in Saudi is truly amazing, and the national agenda to increase tourism, enhance education and diversify from an oil-based economy means that lucrative and culturally interesting opportunities abound. Saudi is experiencing a large growth in the number of brand name international schools opening and is inwardly investing huge sums to enable all children in Saudi to have a high-quality education. Saudi is a tax-free country that offers high salaries, comprehensive employment packages, and friendly host nationals who are embracing the ‘new Saudi’ with open arms.