My Experience in Nicaragua During The Protests in Leon.

“What is happening here happens everywhere in the world, the only difference is this is a developing country and things do not always work the same way as they might in the US.”   Lindsay is an ITA Nicaragua graduate, and she is currently working at a children’s bi-lingual school in downtown Leon, and living […]

Cheap Food Options During Your Beach TEFL Class at Leon/Las Penitas.

Many of ITA Nicaragua’s students and graduates have learned the best practices for living on a budget in the beach town of Las Peñitas. ITA alum, Ben Dailey, walks us through how to eat for cheap during your TEFL Course at the beach. What is the easiest way to eat on a budget in Las […]

Best Places to Eat During Your Beach TEFL Course.

Watch this video made by Ben Dailey, ITA Nicaragua graduate who is currently living and working teaching English in Nicaragua. Discover the best restaurants in Las Peñitas, Nicaragua, to eat at during your beach TEFL course. Get a good idea of what life will look like during your 4 week TEFL Course! 1. Playa Roca […]

What are the Basic Requirements to Teach English in Nicaragua

  The English teaching market and hiring processes for English teachers in Nicaragua is simple compared to many countries in Southeast Asia or the Middle East. In Nicaragua, you’re eligible to teach in most schools with just your TEFL certification. Nicaragua has a fantastic teaching market because it accepts the widest range of individuals as […]

What is Teaching English in Nicaragua, “Under the Table”?

Teaching English in Nicaragua “Under the Table” Without a Work Visa – What Does it Mean? There are thousands of Americans teaching English abroad in dozens of countries around the globe like Spain, Italy, Argentina and Nicaragua. What do 90% of them have in common? In addition to enjoying the international adventure of a lifetime, […]

One thing I wish I knew about Nicaragua before I got there

  “I never thought I would say it, but I fell in love with the beauty and charm of the little city of León, Nicaragua and I have no doubt you will too.”   Written by Stephanie Wilson. Where did it all start? In reality, it started a few years ago, when I started to […]

Why I Chose Nicaragua For my TEFL Certification

    By Allie Rodriguez Allie is an ITA Nicaragua graduate and took her class in Leon in February 2017.   I was looking into getting TEFL Certified for a long time, but the question remained: where? I went back and forth between deciding to either take the online course, or the Chicago course, or […]

Gap Year

What to do After my Bachelors Degree or For a Gap Year

  Post Written by Emma Smith, May 2017   For me, teaching and living abroad was not a question of “if” but of “when”. I was fortunate enough to have been able to travel pretty extensively while I was in university and I also completed a six-month study abroad program in Amsterdam. Having done this, […]

3 Tips on How to Save Money Teaching English in Nicaragua!

3 Tips on How to Save Money Teaching English in Nicaragua! The following post was written by 24 year old, college graduate from Chicago, Illinois – Anna.  Anna took her TEFL/TESOL certification course in Leon, Nicaragua in June 2015, and has been teaching English to children, young adults, and adults ever since.  This is her […]

7 Expert Tips For Getting a Job Teaching English in Nicaragua

Editors Note: Last updated on March 5th, 2018 Our English teaching job experts here in Leon/Las Peñitas Nicaragua at our 4 week TEFL/TESOL certification center compiled this list for finding jobs teaching English in Nicaragua.   1. Go to Nicaragua! Pretty simple first step, but it’s true! Coming to Nicaragua and immersing yourself in the culture […]

Teaching English to Children in Leon, Nicaragua

Teaching English to Children in Leon, Nicaragua    Written by ITA Nicaragua graduate Anna Colletti. The first time I visited Nicaragua was in 2011 and after just one visit, I knew I ultimately wanted to live here. After graduating college in 2015 with a degree in Urban Education, I knew I was ready to move […]

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