This is a guest post from Holly who worked as an EFL Activity Coordinator in West London to tell us a little bit about what the job was like. ‘For two summers between university years, I worked as an Activity Coordinator at an EFL summer camp in South West London. The students were mostly Italian, […]Read More Working as an EFL Activity Coordinator
My husband and I are always looking for more opportunities to travel and one possible avenue is to secure employment overseas. Though research has led us to conclude that (unless a fantastic opportunity were to come along) staying here in the UK and continuing to travel in the school holidays offers us the best quality […]Read More How to get Job as a Teacher in Dubai
GUEST ENTRY- ALICE JACKMAN A year ago Cambodia was a just a country on a map that was somewhere near to Vietnam and Thailand; a place in South East Asia that held no interest or importance to me. I couldn’t have told you the name of its capital city or identified a picture of Angkor […]Read More Teaching in Cambodia
When doing research into teaching abroad China will always come up as an option. Good salaries, free flights and an exotic lifestyle appeal to many prospective TEFL Teachers. However, the experience may not be everything you hoped for… a good friend of mine Lauren taught with me in Thailand after completing several months of teaching in China. […]Read More Teaching in China: As Great as it Sounds?
Teaching abroad can be an incredible experience, allowing you not only to give back to your new community, but also allowing you to fully immerse yourself in local life and truly live like a local. Gaining another qualification and essential work experience will seem a breeze when you are enjoying spending a few months in […]Read More TEFL FAQ
Whilst teaching in Thailand I met many new people and made many new friends, one of which was Kevin. Kevin taught in Thailand for a year, and while it is often easiest to get a job in Bangkok, he did a term in a rural area in central Thailand and a term in Phuket. Here’s […]Read More What’s it like to teach in Thailand?
I recently published an academic article in Annals of Tourism Research entitled A Segmented Volunteer Tourism Industry in which I argue that volunteer tourism is no longer a micro form of niche tourism, but has in fact progressed into a marco-niche. How can we justifiably compare a person who pays £2000 to a commercial organisation […]Read More What Actually IS A Volunteer Tourist Anyway?
As part of my MSc I studied this type of thing a lot, and years on it is still something that both interests, and annoys me. Two summers ago in 2010 I decided to undertake some volunteer work and began to research it. There are hundreds of organisations offering this type of thing, but most […]Read More Volunteer work: Who gets the cookies?
Sat on the bus from the hostel in the city, to the impoverished outer city areas of Buenos Aires I felt both excited and anxious. I had never done anything like this before and I really didn’t know what to expect. All of the other volunteers chatted happily on the bus ride there and this […]Read More Volunteering in the visha’s of Buenos Aires