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Teach English/ESL Abroad

Teach English/ESL Abroad

Teaching English overseas is great for education and non-education majors. Many countries do not require you to have an Education degree, some only require a bachelor’s degree and a TOEFL certificate which you can earn online.
You can teach in various types of schools including public, private, religious, private afterschool academies, etc. You can check out a very small sampling of programs and jobs in the links below.
Resources: Job Boards: Teaching Assistance Program (France)
The Teaching Assistant Program in France offers you the opportunity to work in France for 7 months, teaching English to French students of all ages. Each year, over 1,100 American citizens and permanent residents teach in public schools across all regions of metropolitan France and in the overseas departments of French such as Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion.

EPIK Program (South Korea)
The EPIK Program is an employment opportunity that allows young professionals to live and work throughout South Korea in public schools. EPIK participants are English teachers and have a minimum contract length of one year. Participants receive a salary, pension, settlement fee, free housing, and insurance. To review benefits and working conditions review the following website.

JET Program (Japan)
The JET Program is a competitive employment opportunity that allows young professionals to live and work in cities, towns, and villages throughout Japan. JET Program participants are not only teachers and public servants–they are cultural ambassadors of the United States to Japan, and only the best candidates are chosen to represent America. Most participants serve as Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) and work in public and private schools throughout Japan

Fulbright U.S Student Program
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs. During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. The program facilitates cultural
exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think.