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5 things you must consider before teaching abroad with a partner and/or family

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Expat families seem to love raising their families abroad. With such sun, safety, and a family-friendly social scene, why wouldn't they? However, if you plan to move abroad with your family, you definitely have a few things to consider, research, and plan for, before the big move. If you plan to move to the Middle East/ Gulf and wish you sponsor your partner on your visa, you will have to be legally married to do so. Please note that in some cases, a woman cannot always sponsor her husband on he…

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What's it like to move from the Gulf to Asia as an expat teacher?

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Today's guest post is from Amy French, who taught in Qatar and then moved to Vietnam to work- two very different places! In this blog, she describes her experiences in both places and lists the biggest differences between life as an expat teacher in Qatar and in Vietnam.

You can connect with Amy on Instagram: adventureswithmissamy or Twitter: @amymayfrench

How I initially got into teaching abroad

When I was in secondary school a Scottish charity called Project Trust came in to speak to us abo…

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3 Things You Can Do in Less Than 3 Minutes to Save 300 AED/ QAR + This Week

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6 ways to find out what the school abroad is really like!

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Now onto the important stuff! So you have narrowed down your location/ school/ job selection or you’ve had the interview, been offered the job, and would like to find out what the school is really like? You can do this by:

  1. Googling the school name + reviews /employee reviews to see what you might find! Indeed.ae or Glassdoor often list rated and helpful employee reviews of various schools in the Middle East.
  2. Asking current expat teachers general questions on the Empowering Expat Teachers pri…

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Hong Kong- what is it like to teach and live there?

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Today I talk to Michelle, who has been an expat teacher for the last 7 years, about her life and work in Hong Kong. But before you read this wonderful interview, be sure to join our supportive Empowering Expat Teachers FB group here and follow me on Instagramhere @sorchacoyle_eet 

  1. How long have you been teaching abroad?

This is my 7th year teaching internationally and my first year in Hong Kong!

  1. How did you find your current job in Hong Kong?

An ex-colleague who also works in Hong …

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5 tips to save more in the next 6 weeks (in time for December holidays!)

It is only 6 weeks until our December holidays- by this time, we've had 2 paychecks and have 1-2 more to go before December holidays. How has your saving been? Here are 5 tips to save more in the next 6 weeks!

1.  Have a clear goal in mind.

If it is not a clear and defined goal, you won't feel motivated to save! If it is a mortgage deposit, ask yourself:

  • Is it a house or apartment?
  • Is it for you to live in eventually, as a holiday home, or just to rent out as investment? (This may affect t…

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Want to teach in Asia in September 2022? Read this post!

If you want to secure a great teaching job in Asia, this post is for you! Why? Because many of the top international schools in Asia will have already started advertising and many of the great ones will have FINISHED their recruitment by the end of November for the next academic year! 

So if you want to teach in Asia, here is your To-Do List…

  1. Decide which locations in Asia suit your personal, professional, and financial goals. 
  2. Start checking out vacancies at great schools, using this free …

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4 Things You Must Know When Applying to Schools in Dubai, the UAE, or Anywhere Abroad!

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Before you start reading this article I'd love to introduce myself to you! My name is Sorcha Coyle and this is my 9th year teaching in the Gulf region (Qatar and Dubai). I run the Empowering Expat Teachers community and my mission is to empower all future and current expat teachers to lead personally, professionally, and financially rewarding lives! Click here to join our private Empowering Expat Teachers Facebook group to meet lots of like-minded supportive members! Follow me on IG too here for…

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10 Ways to Find Your Ideal Teaching Job in Dubai (& the rest of the world!)

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One of my most popular downloaded resources EVER (1,000+ times!) has been the 8 Ways to Find an Ideal Teaching Job Abroad, which I created a few years ago. This is the new and improved checklist with 10 Ways to Find Your Ideal Teaching Job in Dubai (& the rest of the world!).

10 Ways to Find Your Ideal Teaching Job in Dubai (& the rest of the world!)

  1. Keep an eye on the Empowering Expat Teachers Facebook community to see vacancies posted by members in their schools!
  2. Join expat teacher Facebo…

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