Education Jobs Abroad

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Education Jobs Abroad


325 Education Jobs Abroad Programs

International TEFL Academy

English teaching jobs abroad are a fantastic way to live overseas and get paid to travel the world! Armed with an International TEFL Academy TEFL TESOL certification, you will be able to work abroad teaching English while getting paid. After completing the TEFL training program, you can quickly begin working in major cities throughout the world. Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)...

Teach English in China & Get Paid to Travel

Are you dreaming of living abroad? Teaching English in China is your ticket to getting paid to live, work, and travel internationally. Imagine exploring the sparkling cities and idyllic coastal towns of China, immersing yourself in Chinese culture, and making lifelong friends all while advancing your career!


You will earn €85 per week ($92) spending money on this program. This is a unique program mixing au pair (child care) duties with tutoring the family in conversational English. This program requires around 30 hours per week of your time. The emphasis is on tutoring but there are also AuPair duties as well. Participants are rewarded with a weekly stipend to help make your time in Spain even...

Jobs, Internships and Volunteer Programs in Spain

Paid jobs programmes all around Spain in Hospitality Management, Teaching English, etc. You won't get rich, but you will earn enough to cover basic expenses. Paid Job Placement: From 1 month - No maximum stay! * Eligibility: EU members, USA, Australia, Canada, Japan, South Korea. * Required Level: All levels welcome, from initial. * Affordable accommodations in shared apartments from 2...


The LanguageCorps TESOL Certification Programs will give you the skills and methodology needed to be comfortable and competent teaching English abroad. While the particular details of the Programs vary by country, all include approximately 140 hours of training, and as many as 30 hours of actual teaching practice. The TESOL Certification Programs incorporate classroom instruction in effectiv...

Au Pair in New Zealand

Two programs to choose from, depending on your level of child care experience and your interests: An Au Pair with our 5-and-Up Program in New Zealand is much like a big brother or sister. Duties will often include care for the children before and after school, attending extracurricular activities together and helping with homework. As an au pair for an older child, you will share hobbies wit...


This Director of National Programs leads the Native English Program for the Maximo Nivel institute in either Costa Rica, Guatemala, or Peru. The National Director is responsible for sales, marketing, client service, class scheduling , diagnostic testing, and matriculation. The Director of National Programs manages a team of 3-5 [shared] office staff. A major component of the position is mana...


BUNAC's Intern in Britain program gives students and recent graduates the opportunity to improve their resume and work as an intern for up to 6 months in almost any industry. This is a great way to spend time living and working in Britain while gaining workplace experience which could also be relevant to your course of study or future career. Intern in Britain gives participants an opportunity ...

Knowledge Must

China has captivated the minds of people around the world for thousands of years. In recent decades, China has been widely acknowledged as a global powerhouse, from cultural exports to business prowess, from the fine arts to technology. Chinese organizations have long understood the value of foreign employees for enhancing the effectiveness of their work. With an increasing number of multinatio...

Associazione Culturale Linguistica Educational (A.C.L.E)

THEATRINO is EDUCO'S Theatre In Education drama programme, in collaboration with ACLE, which is a non-profit organisation endorsed by the Italian Ministry of Education, operating successfully for over 30 years. The company promotes a student based teaching method and was the first in Italy to use drama to teach English to children through Theatre In Education (T.I.E.) with our touring programme...

American TESOL Institute

Want to travel around the world and earn a living at minimal cost? Start from Thailand. American TESOL Institute offers the Special Thai Project, an education tourism project. The institute has been conducting the project since 2008 and has placed more than 1,000 students to date in different schools in Thailand. Aspiring English teachers can earn their TESOL certification in Thailand and go ou...

Sage Corps - Work with a Global Startup

When you work/intern at a tech startup in Sydney, Australia you automatically set your resume a part from the rest. Why? Because no one else is brave enough to take the risk and ditch the typical 9-5pm "paper-pushing, coffee grabbing" internship for a global entrepreneurial experience. Through Sage Corps' part-time or full-time program in Sydney, Fellows will work directly with entrepreneurs...

Working with Chinese children through LoPair Au Pair China

Do you think you are a children person? Kids always like you? Seeing children grow and be a part of that is one of the most exciting things in the world? Come and join LoPair Au Pair China program and stay with one of our amazing Chinese host families. Be the big brother/sister to your Chinese host kids, share your language & culture with them, and get to know the most authentic Chinese lifesty...


Responsibility for the daily supervision and instruction of a small group of children in an international ski camp environment. In addition to instructing a daily programme of skiing and snowboarding, counselors will participate in a programme of evening activities, supervise meals and be assigned to some wake-up, lights-out and other duties. All staff must be a role model to the children, act ...

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Education Jobs Abroad

Why confine your travels abroad to the books that you assign to students or the documentaries you watch in class? Working as a teacher is awarding as is, but working abroad in education adds an entirely different dimension to the joys (and challenges) that teaching brings. Education jobs abroad are your chance to be educated while educating. Don’t just take journeys of the mind, it is time to find an education job abroad!

Why Work Abroad in Education

Teaching abroad and working within diverse education systems will allow you to reexamine your own approaches, both inside the classroom and as part of a greater methodology. 

By exposing yourself to new student populations, you will challenge and improve your ability to relate to students from all different backgrounds; this will eventually make you a stronger educator and a more engaging mentor to students. For those in the field of education for the long haul, having an international teaching stint under your belt makes for excellent career development (and an easy talking point when you’re kicking butt in your next interview!).

If you always tell your students that anything is possible and that they should live out their dreams, you should put your money where your mouth is and take the leap by applying for education jobs overseas!


With education systems existing everywhere, you have an assortment of options when looking for education jobs abroad. You could opt to play “work abroad roulette” and spin a globe before pinpointing a country at random, or if you’d like the universe to play a slightly less obvious role in your decision making process, here’s a shortlist of popular locations for education jobs overseas.

More and more expats are moving to China to work in a variety of booming industries; With this, many international workers are also choosing to bring along their families, which there are plenty of opportunities for foreign teachers to work at international schools that provide education for foreign students. Teachers can most easily find English teaching jobs in China or in education advising for Chinese students who want to attend foreign institutions.

The Middle East, home to some of the world’s most ancient civilizations, is an attractive destination for the most adventurous of educators. The pay is good, the packages are appealing, and the opportunity to work in such a rapidly developing area, rich in both history and resources, is unparalleled. Beyond teaching in a traditional classroom, you can also do research, become a writer, or contribute to foreign universities’ efforts to internationalize campuses in the Middle East.

Teachers keen to walk the same hallways as some of our contemporary greats will be drawn to work in the England. John Locke, Thomas Hobbs, Isaac Newton, J.K. Rowling, and YOU can all be linked by your shared love for “Old Blighty.” Education jobs in England means opportunities at some of the most reputable universities in the entire world, and certainly working with some of the world’s brightest youths. The large international student population in England makes for a unique and exciting challenge in the classroom, and let’s face it, England’s small children have the cutest accents.

Education Jobs Abroad

Opportunities to work abroad in education vary as much as the pedagogical approaches to classroom teaching! No matter if you already have a TESOL certificate in tow or you’re starting out fresh, there are many different kinds of teaching jobs overseas to choose from.

Government Sponsored Programs. Many foreign governments actively recruit native English speakers to come to their countries to teach English with the public school system. Popular English teaching jobs abroad such as this include the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET), Education Program in Korea (EPIK), Teach and Learn in Korea (TALK), the English Open Doors program in Chile, Teach and Learn in Georgia (TLG), and Language and Culture Assistants in Spain. These programs typically provide international teachers with a stipend or a living salary for teaching jobs that last one to two years.

Teaching Placement Programs. Teaching placement programs can come in many different forms, but usually it will entail a program provider organizing a teaching job abroad for you for free. This type of education job abroad ranges from a few months to a few years (on average). Most teaching placement programs require teachers to have a TEFL certificate. Teaching jobs abroad arranged by placement providers are a good option for those with less experience in education or those who are making a career move. While these teaching jobs abroad are generally paid, teachers may be responsible for covering the costs of your flights, housing, visas, etc.

Many folks assume that working in education abroad revolves solely around teaching English as a foreign language. Not so fast! There are plenty more opportunities where that came from.

Teaching a subject BESIDES English. While many teachers cite teaching English as an easy first international gig, don’t feel limited by it! There are plenty of education jobs abroad that will allow you to teach a subject other than English. Whether you love mathematics, history, or the arts, there’s likely a school abroad that can benefit from your expertise!

Recruitment. Other professionals looking to take a break from classroom teaching may opt to switch gears and find an education job abroad in the realm of recruitment. As more and more universities seek students from India, the Middle East, China, South Korea, and elsewhere, more native English speakers are needed to enlist potential students. Educators in this role typically do site visits to various universities, or work directly with students to get them the information they need to make an informed decision!

Other Jobs. Education job opportunities abroad are not limited to traditional classroom teaching. You can seek out education jobs abroad in training and development at a university or school or work for an education company to enlist future teachers, among many other options. This may give you a chance to work with a different student population than you are accustomed to, increasing the professional gains of your experience abroad. The options for education jobs abroad are essentially boundless! You can also check out GoAbroad’s hot jobs page is an awesome resource for finding immediate job openings in schools abroad.

Benefits & Challenges

Real Work. While your friend’s pictures would have you convinced that teaching abroad is an amalgam of weekend adventuring and cute kids behaving perfectly while smiling for pictures, education jobs abroad are not (always) all fun and games.

Cross-Cultural Understanding. Working in a foreign education environment means adopting an entirely new approach to teaching. Sometimes this can be for the better, as in foreign countries teachers are often lauded. In other situations, you may have to constantly battle unfamiliar cultural contexts and different societal norms, which can make your teaching job abroad all the more challenging. In the end, all the lessons you’ll learn will be ultimately enriching and help you bond with other teachers.

Communication Issues. Teaching alongside foreign educators is a recipe for language barriers and hiccups, especially for those who choose to teach abroad in a country where English is not the native language. You will have to tap into your inner pockets of patience and resilience to survive the day. This process sheds light on yourself and your teaching style.

All of the challenges are, eventually, AWESOME! With the right attitude and perspective, each challenge can be seen as a benefit too! When you return home, you will be all the more stronger (and wiser) of an educator.

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