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What is it like to teach and live in Kyrgyzstan?

Today I talk to Laura, who recently moved to teach in Kyrgyzstan and very kindly accepted my request to write a blog post about her life there! To see stunning photos of Kyrgyzstan and see what Laura gets up to there, be sure to follow her on Instagram here!  How long have you [...]

By |2021-03-19T04:46:29+00:00March 19th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

International Women’s Day 2021: #ChooseToChallenge for female expat teachers

Today is March 8 and it is International Women's Day. I'd like to wish all of you a Happy International Women's Day! The theme is  #ChooseToChallenge  #IWD2021 A challenged world is an alert world and from challenge comes change. So let's all choose to challenge. How can we help forge a gender-equal world? 1. Celebrate women's [...]

By |2021-03-08T11:59:20+00:00March 8th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

This week I almost QUIT…

As well as being an expat teacher, I also run a side business transforming teachers' CVs and cover letters to get them their ideal teaching job abroad. In January 2021, I started an internationally recognised ILM Level 7 Coaching and Mentoring course because I want to add career coaching, interview coaching and career transition coaching to my [...]

By |2021-02-13T07:28:29+00:00February 13th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

What is it like to teach and live in Hong Kong?

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 Instagram here @sorchacoyle_eet  1. How long have [...]

By |2021-02-03T14:13:11+00:00February 2nd, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

How to write and self-publish your book

On Tuesday 12th February 2019, I eventually released my labour of love… My first book! It is called, “How to Be an Empowered Expat Teacher: Personally, Professionally, and Financially.” Click here to find it on Amazon! It has been one of the best things I've ever done. Publishing a book means I can help future [...]

By |2020-12-17T11:21:37+00:00December 17th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Want to become a governess/ governor?

Today we speak to James Alger, founder of www.jobsinchildcare.com.  James graduated from the Modern Languages department of the University of Leeds, and has 10 years’ experience working with VIP families as a governor. Can you describe the job of a governor or governess? Governors and governesses are principally employed in a language teaching [...]

By |2020-12-01T02:43:51+00:00December 1st, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

By |2020-11-09T15:15:41+00:00November 9th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

How is a supporting statement different to a cover letter?

When you apply to a teaching job abroad, generally a supporting statement or a cover letter is requested in addition to your CV or job application. However, a member recently got in touch to say that they have been asked for both a supporting statement AND a cover letter when applying to certain schools. [...]

By |2020-10-29T02:40:21+00:00October 29th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

7 Signs an International School is a Good Place to Work

This guest post is written by Ron Rosenow, the founder of the internationalschoolcommunity.com website, the leading community of international school professionals. There are many reasons why people want to leave their home country and explore the world of working at international schools. They are: love, career, money, travel, weather, location, etc. But regardless [...]

By |2020-12-16T15:43:37+00:00October 15th, 2020|Blog|1 Comment

5 things you should and shouldn’t do with your pay packet!

1. Buy yourself something for your place each month you get paid rather than maxing out your credit card purchasing everything in one go! Do not forget to check out second hand FB groups too! 2. Buy a copy of Millionaire Expat by Andrew Hallam. I first heard about investing as an expat back [...]

By |2020-10-16T10:45:28+00:00September 23rd, 2020|Blog|0 Comments
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