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China Week-Why you should consider teaching in China

This week is China Week at Edvectus where we spend a week sharing cultural insights, fun facts, teacher experiences and interesting job opportunities. Why? Because China as the second highest number of international schools in the world, and this trend is showing no signs...
Date: 5th Dec 2017 Comments: None

A Travel Junkies Guide to Teaching in China

Teaching in China- A Travel Junkies Diary One of the reasons teachers work abroad is to travel and...
Date: 4th Dec 2017 Comments: 1

Teach and Travel in Colombia Latin America

Colombia – teaching and travelling We have some great opportunities to teach in Colombia that offer great salaries and benefits but we find that most people don’t understand how Colombia has changed over the past 10 years. Below we interview Hannah who has recently...
Date: 6th Nov 2017 Comments: 8

Before you go

Taking a job in an international school is not as simple as changing schools at home. You are starting two new ‘jobs’ at the same time – one as a teacher in a new school and one as an expatriate abroad. No wonder it can seem so overwhelming at times.  <h2...
Date: 14th Jul 2017 Comments: None

Leadership jobs

Leadership jobs Below are the key leadership jobs open at the moment. All require previous relevant Principal/Vice Principal experience, as per our standards HERE.  If you are interested please contact...
Date: 16th Jun 2017 Comments: None

3 Factors that affect your finances abroad

3 hidden factors that affect your earnings abroad   One of the main reasons teachers work abroad is to save money. But I find that teachers who have not yet worked abroad sometimes lack the knowledge to fully evaluate one job against another and so they fall back on...
Date: 2nd Jun 2017 Comments: 5

Anda's Top Location Picks in China

You might be looking to switch up your routine or you may have heard about the savings potential, either way, you are now one of many international teachers looking to relocate to China for their next big career move. Moving to China, however, is no small feat – it is a huge country...
Date: 11th May 2017 Comments: 2

A Glimpse of Expat Life in China

Put simply, I love China, it is a country that has so much to offer, amazing food, wonderful sights, incredible career opportunities, interesting people and most of all it gives you the chance to experience a culture and country like no other. I moved to China in 2010, planning to say for six...
Date: 10th May 2017 Comments: None

Schlepping around the universe

Schlepping around the universe. Apologies for the delay in posting. I’ve been travelling for all but 2 of the past 6 weeks.  Since my last newsletter I’ve been to see clients in Hong Kong, Shenzhen China, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, and the UAE (Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and...
Date: 4th May 2017 Comments: 1

Calculations

In a corner of the Scottish lowlands in the quaint town of Wigtown there is a studio apartment named The Open Book that is let out for only £28 a night on Air BnB (<a...
Date: 7th Mar 2017 Comments: 4

Their Way is the Highway

Few people do well in life when they try to live by the credo “My Way or the Highway.” And, arguably, doing “well” by this precept could include only parochial or narrow experience. Those who, instead, choose a life rich with experience and learning will take...
Date: 25th Nov 2016 Comments: 5

What city is 76% cheaper to live than London?

  Can you guess what International City is 76% cheaper to live in than London? According to Expatisan, the cost of living index, its Cairo that  is that much cheaper to live...
Date: 18th Nov 2016 Comments: 2

4 Considerations for Teaching Overseas in January

So you’ve been thinking about teaching overseas for a while and you’ve finally decided that you definitely want to do it. Now you’ve decided, you want it to happen right now, if you wait any...
Date: 5th Nov 2016 Comments: 9

Attest-what? Simplifying the attestation process

You were interviewed and have been successfully hired to teach in an international school, CONGRATULATIONS! But, before you finish dishing out high fives and start planning your going away party, your school sends you a list of required documents. This seems easy enough: diplomas,...
Date: 19th Oct 2016 Comments: 2

Wise or Grumpy- Neil looks back

I started to write my autobiography; six years later it is still a work in progress. Author’s block, long working days, a busy family life, old age, a waning enthusiasm, or the realization that it will never spotlight me in literary circles beyond a workshop session with a group of Year...
Date: 13th Oct 2016 Comments: 2

Breaking Contracts - How & Why to Avoid It

When searching for a teaching job overseas, it's difficult to know who to trust or what to believe. While there are very reputable schools in the international market, there are others that will not hesitate to falsely  advertise or renege on contractual obligations after...
Date: 2nd Sep 2016 Comments: 24

Jumping on a plane 5 minutes before class starts

Summer is waving its goodbyes, children are getting ready to return to their school desks and mornings are getting chillier. This is an exciting time for many teachers who are about to start their international teaching contracts abroad. These teachers are on their way to completing induction...
Date: 1st Sep 2016 Comments: 2

Taking the plunge to teach in Moscow - Clara's story

Three years ago, I decided that I was in need of an adventure. Having just completed my B.Ed I was eager to begin teaching full time. Ireland had too many teachers and not enough jobs. Piles of paperwork and the prospect of relentless rejection were my worst nightmare.  I was open to...
Date: 12th Aug 2016 Comments: None

Advice from an international teacher

This is an exerpt from a blog called 'Landing Gear Down' written by Matt Preston. Matt and his wife are British teachers who embarked on their life abroad with their twins 2 years ago. You can read about their adventures on Matt's blog <a...
Date: 5th Jul 2016 Comments: None

My life is a journey and it took me to China

In 2008 I packed up and left my country with a one way ticket to China. I had no idea what to expect and had not done much research about the city I was about to move to. I had reached a point in my life where I needed to change something and landing a job at a kindergarten in Shaanxi...
Date: 22nd Jun 2016 Comments: 1
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