In the latest instalment of the Teaching to Travel series, Izzy tells us about her time teaching in South Korea, as one of two Native English Teachers in a hagwon (public school)
“When teaching in South Korea, you can either work at a public school or a hagwon. Hagwons are akin to Japanese cram schools and are a huge industry in Korea. (In case you don’t know what a cram school is, it’s a place where students pay for supplementary academic instruction).
This week we are hearing from Cat who lives and teaches in Seville, Spain. Originally from Chicago, Cat has been in Seville for over 8 years and when she’s not in the classroom, Cat can be found blogging at Sunshine and Siestas. To catch up with Parts 1 – 3 in the series, click here.
Cat got into teaching after graduating from college in May 2007 and joining a teaching program through the North American Language and Culutre Assistants program.
I am hoping that if you’re reading this, part 2 of the Teach and Travel series, you’ve come back because you found ‘Teach Overseas And Travel The World: Part 1’ so useful that you’re back for more 🙂
In this post you’re going to be hearing from Sarah from Exploring Kiwis while she tells us about her time teaching in the UAE. Her and her husband moved to the UAE in August 2015 specifically to have a new base from which to travel the world. Here she talks about her training, qualifications and experience as well as what teaching (and daily life) is like in Abu Dhabi.
One of the most commonly asked questions amongst travellers and travel bloggers alike is ‘how do you earn money and travel?’ This question has been answered time and time again in endless articles all citing ways to make money while travelling, how to change careers so you can travel and earn simultaneously or jobs that can be done overseas. One of the most frequent inclusions in these lists of tips and ideas is teaching overseas.
South Africa is a large, beautiful and, in many places unspoiled country. It offers visitors world heritage sites, mountains, beaches, cities, adventure and wildlife in abundance while also sharing its unique traditions and customs. Visiting Africa can seem daunting to many people and it has been said that South Africa is a perfect destination for ‘first timers’ As much as the country is more similar to the western world than elsewhere in Africa, there are still huge cultural differences. It is these that make South Africa the magnificent place that it is.