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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

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

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 to earn money with a blog

I set up this blog about 5 years ago and it was one of the best things I've ever done. Blogging and publishing blog posts / articles regularly means I can combine my passions (helping people when they apply to teach abroad) and my expertise (crafting appealing CVs and cover letters). Follow my advice below [...]

By |2021-04-28T01:16:56+00:00September 4th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

4 things you must consider before teaching abroad with a partner and/or family

Expat families seem to love raising their families abroad. With such sun, safety, and a family-friendly social scene, why wouldn't they? However, if you plan to move abroad with your family, you definitely have a few things to consider, research, and plan for, before the big move. If you plan to move to the [...]

By |2021-02-20T17:29:33+00:00June 2nd, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

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

The best value phone deal I’ve found in the UAE!

The best value phone deal I've found in the UAE! Before you learn something new below, please read my disclosure here now about the advice and tips I share on this blog.  As expat teachers, one of our monthly bills is our mobile phone, which can often be very expensive, especially if [...]

By |2020-08-17T10:35:07+00:00September 7th, 2018|Blog|2 Comments

What are the different kinds of schools available to expat teachers?

Expat teachers can work at international schools or government / local schools. International schools teach a curriculum through English, which differs from that of the country’s national curriculum. They include: British schools: There are over 2,000 British schools worldwide. While most follow the British National Curriculum, some use the term "British" but actually teach [...]

By |2019-03-21T15:42:48+00:00March 21st, 2018|Blog|1 Comment
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