Monthly Archives: October 2019


One vital action you should take before you move abroad…

What happens when you move abroad? When you move to a new country to teach, you will most likely have to take a medical test to show you are healthy in order to secure your residence visa. In the UAE, expats take a blood test to check for HIV/Aids, Hepatitis B and C, leprosy, [...]

By |2019-10-14T19:28:40+00:00October 14th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

What should a good international teaching package include?

First of all, you must know what to expect in a good teaching contract and package before saying YES… DO NOT accept a job until you’ve seen the contract- that’s perfectly normal here and you can’t say yes to a 2-year commitment without knowing all the nitty gritty details. When you get offered the job [...]

By |2019-10-11T04:14:58+00:00October 11th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

The 4 Steps to Apply Directly to Schools Abroad… Successfully!

1) Find teaching job vacancies, using my cheatsheet of 8 websites that advertise jobs at good schools abroad! 2) Research the schools, their location, ethos, student demographic, curriculum, and reputation, using these 7 ways.Decide if it fits with your personal, professional, and financial goals. 3)  Transform your CV and cover letter to suit each of your applications to [...]

By |2019-10-11T03:16:10+00:00October 11th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

6 ways I’ve saved £6400/ €7100/ $7900 of my rent allowance this year

First of all, this article has been inspired by Zach Holz, the Happiest Teacher, in an article he wrote last month called “House Hacking for All.” I highly recommend you read it here as it shows how Zach has saved a fortune of his rent allowance this year, but in a different way to [...]

By |2019-10-06T17:22:18+00:00October 5th, 2019|Blog|1 Comment

What is the best way of transferring money from my HOME bank to my EXPAT bank?

I am usually asked the best way to transfer money from an EXPAT bank to a HOME bank and I answer this question in an article I wrote last year- check it out here. That is because when we are earning abroad and saving as much as we can, we tend to send it [...]

By |2019-10-09T16:12:49+00:00October 5th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments