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7 Reasons to Teach English in a Foreign Country

The Huffington Post logo The Huffington Post 14/03/2016 Natasha Gabrielle
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Many people consider the opportunity to teach English in a foreign country. This can be a great way to take part in new experiences while seeing the world. If you're considering doing this, it's recommended that you don't continue to put the idea off! Take a look below to better understand the reasons as to why you should teach English in another country.
Experience a New Culture

When you decide to teach English overseas, you have the chance to explore a new culture. You can learn about new foods, better understand different, unique cultural experiences, and can even learn a new language.
This is a great way to learn about the world around you first-hand. Taking some time to step outside of your normal cultural routine can be refreshing and a great educational opportunity.
Travel, Travel, Travel
If you've always wanted to travel, but excuses always got in the way, now is your chance! When you teach English in a foreign country, you will have a lot of time to explore the area around you.
Many teachers also have flexible schedules with a good bit of vacation time, making it easy to visit surrounding countries.

The most beautiful place that I've visited.

A photo posted by Live Learn Venture 🌎 (@livelearnventure) on Feb 13, 2016 at 4:10pm PST

Explore a New Career
Not happy with your current job? Not sure what to do next? Teaching overseas gives you the chance to try a new career. If you've considered teaching children or adults before, now is your chance to give it a try.
Many programs offer training and there are many other teachers out there who are willing to help you get started with this venture. You may find that you love this job!
Meet Friends From All Over the World
When you begin teaching overseas, you will be introduced to a variety of people from all over the world. You can experience your new surroundings all while learning about your friends and their lifestyles, cultural background, and unique interests.
As expats, you will be there for each other during the challenging times, as well as the memorable and fun experiences that you will have. This can be a great way to build lasting friendships!
Grow As a Person
Living and working in another country gives you the chance to grow as a person. You will experience so many new things each day and will be put to the test to see how you react and get through unique challenges.
Teaching overseas may give you more confidence, allow you to be a more patient person, and can help you learn to work with some very different people. If you want to change and grow for the better, this is a great way to do it.

Take me back to Japan.

A photo posted by Live Learn Venture 🌎 (@livelearnventure) on Jan 7, 2016 at 5:26pm PST

Help Others
If you have a passion for helping others, this can be a great career. You can help students of all ages learn and improve upon their English abilities so that they can take advantage of additional opportunities during their lifetime.
While teaching can have its challenges, it can also be a rewarding experience knowing that you're making a difference.
Save Money or Pay Off Debts
Many schools offer a great compensation package in exchange for your work. In addition, many places around the world have a lower cost of living, making it easier for you to save your money.
Teaching English overseas has allowed many people the opportunity to save for emergencies, save for future travel, and pay off student loans and other debts. If you want to explore the world while saving a good bit of money, teaching English in a foreign country is a great option.
As you can see, there are many benefits to teaching English in another country. This may be the perfect opportunity for you!
Want to learn more about teaching in South Korea, or want to learn more about life abroad? Check out my blog, Live Learn Venture.

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