Getting immersed into an entirely new culture will make you see the world from a different perspective.
Working in a foreign country allows you to travel and see the world and It is a great opportunity to understand a different culture, meet people, share ideas, and forge lasting friendships.
Teachers in other countries are earning a living by educating students while they explore the local culture. In fact, a lot of teachers fall so in love with their new country that they even decide to stay there permanently. Your newly acquired knowledge will open up more opportunities for you! Teaching English abroad gives you the chance to build lifelong relationships with many different people and that shows you are willing to take risks and help others.
Your experience and knowledge abroad will make you more desirable to employers, because it clearly reflects someone who has put in a huge amount of time, resources, and commitment needed to master their language and customs.
As for job opportunities, it certainly would not hurt to have a certificate on your résumé; if you are certified in TEFL (teaching English as a foreign language) you will be more marketable and have more career choices than your non-certified counterpart.
Furthermore, teaching abroad gives you the chance to learn more about the field of education around the globe; you will notice how students in other countries are taught, will explore different teaching methods, and will achieve real experience most educators do not have.
You definitely will be in a much stronger position to apply for jobs as a certified English teacher! At the same time, you may also be helping the local people gain access to higher paying jobs. Now that's what we like to call a "win-win" situation.
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