Ruby Ramblings


Places I Could Be – Thursday Thirteen
July 22, 2010, 4:59 pm
Filed under: Travel

I haven’t done one of these for a while, but there are at least thirteen places I’d like to work and live, and since I’ve been scouring Dave’s ESL Cafe for potential fall opportunities, I will share some with you. If anyone is looking for an international teaching position, feel free to use the links and apply away. 🙂

1. English Academy school in Diyarbakir, Turkey. Unless most jobs in Asia it requires a full teaching certificate from your home country.

2. Immediate opening in Ulan Bataar, Mongolia. Pay not listed, but it says it is “competitive.” Not competitive with Korea, I’m sure, but…

3. Kurdistan – Degree and TESOL, but full teaching cert not required.

4. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

5. Jakarta, Indonesia – 38 days vacation. Sure beats what I have now. 🙂

6. Cairo, Egypt

7. Abu Dhabi, Dubai. $5,500/month People are flocking for this one, even if you do have to wear a veil to work.

8. Taiwan, a country I am sure I will work in in the future.

9. Volunteer in Costa Rica

10. Organic farm and the first English language university in Honduras.

11. Moscow, Russia

12. Opportunities for unemployed math, science, business, and IT teachers from English speaking countries in Beijing, China.

13. And a job that I am actually applying for and hoping to get. I need a TESOL, and I’m fascinated by Manchuria. May be a good match. Harbin, China

There’s a whole wide world out there.

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I would love to live and work abroad someday. I have a friend that is teaching English in Japan at the moment.

I just finished reading Expat: Women’s Tales of Living Abroad edited by Christine Henry de Tassan. Several of the essay writers taught abroad. It’s very inspiring.

Comment by jehara

The world is a stage!

Comment by colleen

ahhhh, why didn’t I get a college degree??!

Comment by Janet

My bookclub read that book not too long ago. We passed it around and compared stories. There were definitely some parallels to our lives.

Comment by therubycanary

Hess, in Taiwan, doesn’t have a good reputation. I was in Kaohsiung for 2 years and worked at a school called KNS. Locally owned and operated by a husband and wife – teaching kids though. They have 5 branches in the city … not sure about Taipei schools.

Comment by wevegotseoul

Thanks for the information. I’ve talked to three people who’ve worked for Hess in Taipei branches and loved it. It sound really similar to the large corporation school that I work for in Korea. It’s all branches and franchises and each one differs in quality of work depending on the managers and location. I would definitely be interested in a smaller school with a really friendly atmosphere if I could find one that people enjoyed. I really prefer to not teach younger than around fourth or fifth grade.

Comment by therubycanary

That’s good that you’ve got more up to date info. Speaking with a couple of friends as of late and they were mentioning how the market seems overly saturated in Taiwan – quite similar to the teaching scene in Korea, from what I’ve heard.

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