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Is it safe for a single woman to teach English abroad?

Yes!  Approximately 60% of the 250,000 English teachers abroad are women, and while you may depart for your adventure teaching English abroad as a “single” woman, you will soon find that you are not alone as you begin your new life. There are typically 500 to 5,000 English teachers working and living in most major cities in Europe, Asia and South America, […]

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Teaching English Abroad Webinar: International TEFL Academy Nicaragua

Get paid teaching English, and see the world! Learn about TEFL/TESOL certification, accreditation, and the English teaching markets in Nicaragua, and abroad in the comprehensive, 47 minute video. You will be able to understand the benefits of TEFL/TESOL certifications, and the basics of finding a job as a professionally trained English teacher in Nicaragua, or […]

How I Was Introduced To Volunteering By My TEFL Training.

I get the same question quite often when people learn I am living in Nicaragua, and they always ask how I ended up here? In determining the path I was going to take to gain my TEFL certification, I received an email about the volunteer project International TEFL Academy Nicaragua has with a local organization, Proyecto Barrilete. […]

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A Day In The Life Of A TEFL Student

​ Editor’s note: This article was updated May 23, 2017. Dedicated to all of our students success, ITA Nicaragua goes above and beyond to make sure that each individual student not only becomes a capable and professional EFL/ESL teacher that is confident in the classroom, but also that they have an amazing experience here in […]

I Don’t Speak Spanish-Can I Still Teach English In Nicaragua?

TEFL Graduate, And English Teacher In Leon, Nicaragua – Shelby Seavers. “I know English… I can teach English!” That was my first thought when exploring the idea of teaching English abroad. Then it hit me,  English is the only language I know! How can I live and teach in a country where I don’t speak the […]

8 Reasons To Take Your TEFL Class In Nicaragua.

8. Nicaraguan Topography. Nicaragua, “The Land of Lakes and Volcanoes” is a developing country with endless possibilities.  Nicaragua has something for everyone, from pristine coastlines, volcano hikes, abundant arrays of wild orchids, amazing local food, artisans, and shopping, Nicaragua is a feast waiting to be indulged in.  At about the size of Alabama, Nicaragua is […]

What is the difference between the 4 week onsite, and the 11 week online class?

There are benefits to both the 4 week onsite TEFL course, and the 11 week online TEFL course, and ultimately the choice is up to you.  History proves that the overwhelming majority of people take the online course.  This post is here to highlight the main differences for you. TIME: It is necessary to understand what […]

4 steps to affordable travel insurance

Travel Insurance for less than $18.00 a month for one year.* Follow these simple steps to get affordable travel insurance for as little as $17.50 a month. Contact Alan Hoyt at STA travel to get a personalized quote: ahoyt@statravel.com (Everyone’s personal health history is different, and may represent a higher than predicted price than listed […]

7 Great Tips For Making Sure You Don’t Go Wrong When Choosing Your TEFL Course

Choosing the right TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certification class will play a critical role in providing you with the training, qualifications and job placement assistance you need to get hired to teach English abroad. To avoid putting a serious crimp in realizing your goals of living and teaching English overseas, here are 7­ critical mistakes to […]

Basic Precautions You Can Take to Ensure a Safe Adventure Abroad

Amid the feelings of excitement when preparing to adventure abroad to teach English overseas can come the anxiety over personal safety in a foreign environment.  Moving to a new city and a new country, especially where you may never have been and where you may not know anybody can be a bit daunting and safety is certainly […]

What is accreditation and why is it important to hold an accredited TEFL certification?

Accreditation is a method of quality assurance for educational and professional certifications that incorporates review and approval from a recognized independent organization in the field.  The question of accreditation and standards for courses to Teach English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) is frequently raised and can be one of the most confusing issues confronting those […]

Are Women Safe Teaching Overseas?

Is it safe to teach English abroad as a single woman?

Yes!  Approximately 60% of the 250,000 English teachers abroad are women, and while you may depart for your adventure teaching English abroad as a “single” woman, you will soon find that you are not alone as you begin your new life. There are typically 500 to 5,000 English teachers working and living in most major cities in Europe, Asia and South America, […]