Life After Teaching Abroad

See what our alumni are doing after returning home from teaching English abroad!

  • 7 Ways Teaching English Abroad Enhances Your Career Prospects

    7 Ways Teaching English Abroad Enhances Your Career Prospects

    Teaching English abroad is a huge resume booster by virtue of providing international work experience and proving you can take on the challenge of living abroad.

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  • How I Transitioned from Teaching English in the Middle East to Becoming a Journalist

    How I Transitioned from Teaching English in the Middle East to Becoming a Journalist

    By: Adam Lucente Simon and I got into the shared taxi from the Tunisian capital Tunis to Sidi Bouzid in the south early in the morning. The taxi, which was a nine or so seat van,...

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  • 3 Major Ways Teaching English Abroad Has Changed My Life Since My Return Home

    3 Major Ways Teaching English Abroad Has Changed My Life Since My Return Home

    International TEFL Academy graduate and staff member, Jessie Smith, shares how teaching English abroad continues to impact her life after her return home.

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  • Life After Returning from Teaching English Abroad in Vietnam

    Life After Returning from Teaching English Abroad in Vietnam

    International TEFL Academy alumn Dana Crosby talks about reverse culture shock and reverse cultural appreciation upon her return to the U.S. from Vietnam.

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  • Life After Teaching Abroad: My Year After Returning from the Eastern Hemisphere

    Life After Teaching Abroad: My Year After Returning from the Eastern Hemisphere

    International TEFL Academy alumna Megan Tighe discusses her life upon returning home after a year of teaching English in Seoul, South Korea.

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  • Teaching English in Seoul: Before and After

    Teaching English in Seoul: Before and After

    Recent college graduate Cameron Shenassa completely changes his life and perspective moving from Chicago to Seoul, South Korea as an English teacher.

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  • Life After Teaching Abroad in Hungary

    Life After Teaching Abroad in Hungary

    International TEFL Academy alum Jenny Bardoczi answers the big question of teaching English abroad: What happens when you come back? Jenny taught in Budapest Hungary right after college graduation.

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  • Returning "Home" from Teaching Abroad: What's Next?

    Returning "Home" from Teaching Abroad: What's Next?

    International TEFL Academy alumna Colleen Contestabile discusses the dilemma facing all English teachers upon returning to their home country: What's Next?

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  • Born In Istanbul: An Account of My Life After Teaching In Turkey

    Born In Istanbul: An Account of My Life After Teaching In Turkey

    International TEFL Academy alum Ayn-Marie Hailicka describes her life-changing experience of teaching English abroad in Istanbul, Turkey.

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  • Why I Am No Longer Teaching

    Why I Am No Longer Teaching

    International TEFL Academy alumn Tatianna Peckham talks about how her experience teaching English in Barcelona, Spain, led her to find a new passion and her decision to go to film school in Berlin.

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  • My Journey from English Teacher to NGO Writer in Cambodia

    My Journey from English Teacher to NGO Writer in Cambodia

    International TEFL Academy alumn Joshua Bottorff talks about how his ITA TEFL Certification enabled him to teach English in Cambodia and how that led to a career in writing proposals for a local NGO.

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  • Romania to Texas

    Romania to Texas

    International TEFL Academy alumn Jenny Polcyn talks about her transition from teaching English in Romania to starting a new life in Texas.

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  • Opening a Restaurant in Nicaragua

    Opening a Restaurant in Nicaragua

    International TEFL Academy graduate Trevor Vilsack talks about how he moved to Nicaragua to teach English and then opened a restaurant!

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  • Después de México (After Mexico)

    Después de México (After Mexico)

    International TEFL Academy graduate Patrick McCorkle talks about how his Mexican Adventure teaching English in Mexico changed his life and opened up new opportunities for him.

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  • Teach English In Barcelona, Spain with Rachel Sair - TEFL Facebook Live39:43

    Teach English In Barcelona, Spain with Rachel Sair - TEFL Facebook Live

    <p>In this video, ITA Alumna Rachel Sair talks about her experience living and teaching English abroad in Barcelona, Spain! Rachel took our Barcelona TEFL Class 7 years go. After teaching English for

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  • Now or Never: My Chile Viaje - What to Do After Your Service

    Now or Never: My Chile Viaje - What to Do After Your Service

    Are you missing your days of teaching English abroad? International TEFL Academy alumn Vera Dedyulya gives 5 tips on how to cope.

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  • How Teaching English Abroad Helped Me Figure Out My Career

    How Teaching English Abroad Helped Me Figure Out My Career

    Coming back was hard. After teaching abroad for a semester in Ayutthaya, Thailand, I was not only experiencing culture shock but also homesickness for a place that wasn’t...

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  • 欢迎您到中国来 – Welcome to the Middle Kingdom

    欢迎您到中国来 – Welcome to the Middle Kingdom

    By: Anthony Fehr  The Beginning Having lived in China for two and a half years now, I can safely say that I would have never expected any – if not most – of what I’ve experienced had...

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  • When You Find a Second Home

    When You Find a Second Home

    By: Rhea Baliwala  I moved to Madrid 2.5 years ago, and little did I know then that it's going to be my second home. Coming from a typical Indian family, I did what I was taught as the...

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  • What's Next? Fighting the Travel Bug After Teaching English Abroad

    What's Next? Fighting the Travel Bug After Teaching English Abroad

    By: Kirsten Iverson I sat there staring into space, holding my pen to my lip, my eyes glued to nothing. I was daydreaming again. Dreaming of trying to communicate in a new language,...

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