10 Ways to Find Your Ideal Teaching Job in Dubai and the UAE

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. Today I decided to improve it, by creating a checklist dedicated to finding teaching jobs in Dubai and the UAE. Here is a taste of [...]

By |2020-05-16T17:15:06+00:00May 8th, 2020|Blog|9 Comments

5 Ways to Stop Spending During Lockdown

Because we can no longer go out and have fun, many of us have turned to online shopping for entertainment. We may also want to treat ourselves because many of us teaching online are working harder and longer than ever before. We definitely deserve the occasional treat to keep us motivated and happy but [...]

By |2020-05-16T11:02:57+00:00April 24th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

The best way to transfer your money home during this time…

First of all, I hope everyone is keeping safe and well at this time of uncertainty. I know many expats have sadly lost their jobs due to the closure of so many business in the Gulf and Asia, so I hope this article helps regarding the best way(s) to transfer final settlements and salaries [...]

By |2020-05-15T13:14:45+00:00April 1st, 2020|Blog|1 Comment

Listen to my story on the House Hacking Podcast!

Work Provided Housing House Hacking with Sorcha Coyle (Season 1, Episode 6) I was so honoured to be invited onto the House Hacking Podcast to talk to Andrew Kerr about how my house hacking as an expat teacher has boosted my savings massively! First of all- what is house hacking? According to this Forbes [...]

By |2020-01-24T06:50:03+00:00January 24th, 2020|Blog, Podcasts|1 Comment

Get 5% off your first Send My Bag order!

If you go on any expat forums and Facebook groups,  you will see that so many expats recommend Send My Bag as the best option to send their precious cargo home! You can use Send My Bag to send your luggage worldwide with a fast & affordable door to door delivery of your bags [...]

By |2019-10-30T14:11:15+00:00October 30th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

4 challenges I’ve faced as a single female expat teacher

The expat teaching life has been so good to me and has allowed to do and achieve things way beyond what I could have ever imagined as a secondary school teacher working and barely surviving in the UK. I’ll always be grateful to expat life for meeting many of my best lifelong friends from [...]

By |2019-10-23T08:29:41+00:00October 23rd, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

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 |2019-10-21T11:45:59+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