Travel Tips

BridgeTEFL Graduate and teacher, Michael, with his wife in front of a mural in Cuenca Ecuador

BridgeTEFL Graduate, Michael, Teacher in Ecuador

Michael is a BridgeTEFL online course graduate who moved to South America after retiring from his teaching career in the U.S., in order to begin a new adventure as an English teacher in Ecuador.  

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Jen volunteering at an orphanage while she teaches abroad.

Beyond TEFL: Volunteer While Teaching Abroad!

One of the great things about going abroad to teach English as a foreign language (TEFL) is that you get to immerse yourself in a new culture and language, and hopefully make a difference not only in your own life but the lives of your students. It’s a great feeling, isn’t it? Making a difference […]

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Can you take your pet with you when you teach English abroad?

Can I Take My Pet Abroad When I Teach English?

Worried about leaving Fluffy or Fido behind when you set off on your TEFL adventure? Here’s what you need to know about taking pets abroad with you to teach English.

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Carl Summers, Teacher in South Korea

Carl, 26, is a graduate from Montreal, Canada, who taught in Jeongeup, South Korea. We asked him some questions about his experience in this popular Asian teaching destination. 

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Where to Teach in Vietnam? Popular Cities for TEFL

Are you thinking about teaching English in Vietnam? This stunning Asian location has plenty to offer teachers, such as a strong TEFL market, competitive salaries, beautiful landscapes, and a variety of teaching cities, each with its own unique appeal. Participants in our Teach in Vietnam program, which includes TEFL certification and job placement, are placed mainly in the following four cities, which are popular for EFL teachers in general. Which one is right for you?

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Olivia, English Teacher in China, Shares her Professional Development Trip to Indonesia

Olivia is a graduate from Dallas, Texas who is teaching English in China. Over a recent holiday at the university where she teaches, she had the opportunity to take part in a unique professional development opportunity. She and some colleagues traveled to Indonesia to present ESL education workshops at several universities! Olivia told us more about this cross-cultural experience.

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10 Reasons You Should Teach in Chile This Year

Natural beauty, great food and wine, and friendly people – Chile has it all. The New York Times even put this country #2 in its list of “Places to Go in 2017,” and it’s not hard to see why. What you may not know, however, is that Chile is also a great teaching destination, with flexible requirements for teachers and plenty of demand to teach adult professionals. Whether you choose to get TEFL certified right in Santiago, or take an online TEFL course before you go, here are 10 reasons you need to teach in Chile!

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Your 3-Step Plan to Deal with Culture Shock While Living Abroad

Leaving your home to live in a foreign country is hard, but it’s also one of the most rewarding things you’ll ever do. Bridge employee Rachel shares her tips for how to best deal with culture shock so that you can enjoy your time abroad to the fullest.

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A Tale of Two Cultures: Escape Your Comfort Zone Teaching English Abroad

As a Program Advisor at BridgeTEFL, I was often asked if I’ve taught overseas myself and where. When I revealed that I taught English in Costa Rica and Morocco, I usually got a natural next question: how did those two places compare? While most people can imagine life in Costa Rica with its toucans, salsa dancing and laid-back, pura vida culture, Morocco is more of a mystery. I chose to go there because I wanted something totally different, and of course I got it!

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Program Spotlight: Teach in Vietnam Internship Alumni

If you’re considering teaching abroad in Vietnam, especially through a structured internship like the Bridge Teach in Vietnam Program, hearing firsthand accounts from alumni who’ve “been there” is key! 2015 program participants Orla, Derrick, and John shared a bit about their experience in Vietnam to help you get an inside perspective on the program.

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