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6 Ways to Save Money While Travelling!

“Travelling or saving? What should be my priority?” Many expat teachers have asked me this and I don’t think it has to be one or the other. While teaching abroad, we are making enough money to save each month AND take regular trips to explore the globe! I would say that your saving should [...]

By |2019-02-21T03:26:29+00:00January 18th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

8 general guidelines when teaching local students in the Middle East

In my 5 years in Qatar and the UAE, 99% of my students have been Qatari and Emirati students of both genders, which has given me such an enriching and unique insight into each of their respective cultures that some expat teachers don’t ever have the opportunity to experience. In the Middle East, local [...]

By |2018-03-21T15:56:27+00:00March 29th, 2017|Blog|6 Comments

The cold hard truth about feeing unbelievably lonely as an expat in the Middle East

The cold hard truth about feeing unbelievably lonely as an expat in the Middle East Recently, an article was published by Doha News called, “Expat’s suicide spurs questions about mental healthcare in Qatar.” It talks about the tragic suicide of an American woman in Qatar in late-February 2017, with her family urging expats to speak more [...]

By |2017-08-22T16:13:21+00:00March 10th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

International Women’s Day: A reality check for female expat teachers aged 25-40

IWD: A reality check for female expat teachers aged 25-40 This post may contain some affiliate links. Please read my full disclosure policy. As International Women’s Day approaches (8th March), I am asking myself, “How will I #BeBoldForChange?” The option that I felt I could make a valuable contribution to was: I'll champion women's education [...]

By |2017-03-04T08:32:49+00:00March 3rd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Why expat teachers need to prioritise saving over socialising

Don’t get me wrong. I love socialising. I am a fan of Friday brunch, I love Ladies’ Nights, I have a soft spot for Saturday lunch, I treasure days out at theme parks, I am mad about musicals, and I adore afternoon tea. In fact, when you first arrive to your new job and location, [...]

By |2017-05-07T14:03:02+00:00February 4th, 2017|Blog|1 Comment

8 Ways to Earn More Money This Year

As I said before, it is vital to set financial goals to motivate you to earn and save as much money as you can. To read more about setting realistic financial goals, click here. One huge benefit of teaching in the Middle East and Asia is that there is generally less paperwork, smaller class [...]

By |2018-10-26T09:45:49+00:00February 4th, 2017|Blog|4 Comments

What is the difference between teaching at a public and private school in the Middle East?

Some expat teachers in the Middle East work at public (or government) schools while other teach at private schools (or international schools). Both types of schools recruit Western-trained teachers (e.g. British, Irish, American, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand, etc.) and both types teach their curriculum through English, so you may be asking yourself: What’s the difference between them? [...]

By |2018-03-10T12:35:34+00:00January 28th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments
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