Career Advice Article

September 4, 2012

Opportunities for Writers: Teaching English Abroad

A new Career Advice article has been posted for AWP members. Alyssa Colton highlights a job field you might not have previously considered: teaching English abroad.

You’ve completed your degree and are ready to do something different. But you need to earn money, too. Living and working abroad, whether short- or long-term, can be a valuable experience, especially for writers. You get out of your comfort zone and have the opportunity to observe and interact with new cultures and landscapes. Working abroad can also lay the groundwork for some real career opportunities. In addition to the opportunities for travel and living in another country, some of those who work abroad are able to save a little money or pay off a loan, as well. Unlike adjunct teaching, your work will bring in a full-time paycheck, and you usually have access to benefits like health insurance and housing to boot.

Members can read the full article: Opportunities for Writers: Teaching English Abroad.

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