Many of us dream of packing up our lives in our home countries and journeying to distant lands to live for a while. One relatively easy way to do this (for native English speakers anyway) is to teach English abroad. People all over the world are trying to learn English because of the economic benefits associated with knowing the language. This demand for English instruction means there are always job opportunities for English speakers in countries around the world.
Cat Gaa left her native Chicago after graduating from college to go teach English in Seville, Spain. She has loved her time in Spain, but she also acknowledges that relocating had its fair share of challenges. It’s easy to go to a foreign country to teach English for a year or two, but staying longer can be difficult for both legal and cultural reasons. For Cat, her lack of teaching credentials made it necessary for her to teach in a terrible private school for a while, an experience that was somewhat traumatic. She also has had to deal with the sometimes haughty attitude of locals. Overall though, her time in Spain has been a joy, and she wouldn’t go back home for the world (It helps that she met her husband in Seville!)
Read the full article here: How to Teach English and Live in Spain