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Why Teach

β€œIn short, if even one percent of you is considering coming to Thailand, listen to that one percent. It might just be the best decision you ever make.”

- Danny McMahon, Teacher
Chaiyaphoom, North-East Region, Thailand


Gain Perspective.

Whether you are seeking new experiences or feel a strong desire to get outside your comfort zone, teaching overseas provides an exceptional opportunity for personal change and growth. Experience the world in person!

Unforgettable Experiences.

These are the stories you remember for life. Make new friends from all over the world, witness the wonders of a new paradise and experience the joys and pains of life in a new culture. The sights, smells and sounds of Thailand, China and Korea will overwhelm your senses like no postcard ever could.

Be the change.

Make a difference in the lives of your students. For millions of people, improving their English means a better job and a better life for their family. Teaching abroad is a rewarding experience that will leave a lasting impression on you and your students.

A New Career.

Teaching English abroad is ideal for recent grads, retired teachers and those seeking a career change. With educational and teaching opportunities opening up around the world, Teaching English as Foreign Language (TEFL) offers an accessible and viable new career path.

"For one of the first times in my life, I can say that this is a job I enjoy. Thailand is a great place to make a difference especially if you're not sure what you want to do with your life, which is me right now."

- Peter, Math Teacher
Chonburi, Central Region, Thailand

"...I was constantly asking myself, 'Was it the right decision?', 'Was it the right time?'. Once I got here, I knew it was the right decision for me. ...I honestly believe I have one of the best jobs ever."

- Louise, Primary Teacher
Buriram, North-East Region, Thailand

"I had an extreme desire to learn, wander and get a little lost. I was looking for something new and exciting where I could make a difference. ...With no teaching experience, a guaranteed job sounded like the best option for me."

- Samantha, High School Teacher
Sakon Nakhon, North-East Region, Thailand

"After much research, I wanted to make a move to China to teach English. The whole process was set up a day after I sent over my resume, a week later I was offered a position in Nanjing. I'll definitely be referring any friends that are interested, and would use with confidence.”

- Chris, English Teacher
Nanjing, Jiangsu, China

"As a recent university graduate, I found job searching rather intimidating at times-- especially looking for an ESL job in a different country. However, I've received tremendous support, guidance, and help for navigating the waters of teaching abroad. I really feel they are looking out for my best interests and acting as an advocate for me-- be it communicating with potential schools or following up with employers in the visa process."

- Nicole, Primary Teacher
Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

"Seriously impressed. Within hours of me sending them an application for a position in Hong Kong, I was contacted and had an interview set up for a school. I would definitely recommend this experience to anyone wanting to teach in a different country. The follow through and consistency was great."

- Cherylynne, High School Teacher
Hong Kong, China

No Experience? No Problem!

Our partners at GoTEFL Thailand offer a unique way to get started in the Teach & Travel life. Over 4 weeks of intensive theory and 6 hours of classroom practice with assessment and feedback, you will learn the ropes of teaching English from TEFL experts while enjoying life in beautiful Chiang Mai, Thailand. Join the hundreds of GoTEFL grads teaching around the world. Apply now to join our program offering guaranteed jobs and subsidized course fees for successful applicants.
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