One of the biggest challenges you will face when moving abroad is making friends and creating a social life from scratch. While hard to begin with, creating a social life from scratch can be extremely rewarding as you chose to connect with those who share similar goals and interests. I have made some amazing, like-minded friends during my time living
Picking the right place to call home will shape your experience in Vietnam. No two cities offer the same vibe and with Vietnam being such a long country, the difference between living in the north versus living in the south can be vast. Considering I'm still living in Ho Chi Minh City, 4 years after moving, I think it's safe
job Teaching English in Vietnam is not a one-size-fits-all kinda business. There are many different types of teaching jobs available and, while most of them still centre around English, there is bound to be one style of teaching which suits you better than the rest. This post shares the types of teaching jobs you can find in Vietnam, with important
To teach English abroad you need a qualification to prove you have the expertise to be in charge of a classroom. In the business, this is referred to as TEFL qualification and it’s required for all teaching positions. As teaching English grows into a popular and attractive way to experience other cultures, so grows the multitude of courses available. Unsurprisingly,
The stunning scenery, rich culture and tropical weather have lead Vietnam to be one of the most desirable places to teach English. It's also one of the most profitable places to teach in Asia, with an affordable yet high standard of living and decent salaries on offer. Successfully finding a teaching job in Vietnam is not too challenging, thanks to
To legally work in Vietnam, and apply for a temporary resident card (TRC), you require a work permit. While you can find work without a permit, good companies will not allow you to work for them without it as they can get fined by the government. I've put this guide together to walk you through the process, so you know
I originally moved to Vietnam to pursue a dream of living in Asia and teaching English, but over the past few years, my role as a teacher has morphed from teaching English as a second language to teaching Science and Maths. I actually studied Biology at university, so when the opportunity came along to utilise my degree and teach science and maths at
Being the proud owner of a TEFL certification is one of the big requirements for becoming an English Teacher abroad. With so many TEFL courses out there it can be confusing to pick one. After a bit of research, I decided to go with the 140hr TEFL.org course which has since served me great during my 5 years teaching in Vietnam.