Are you confused about which Teach Abroad program in Vietnam to choose?
There is so much conflicting information. Do you feel completely bewildered at which organisations you can trust, which TEFL/ TESOL course you should take, and who has your best interests at heart? If so, I totally know how you feel!
If you read my other blog, you’ll know how useful I found my Teach Abroad Program and how it helped me feel a lot more secure with taking the plunge to move to Vietnam to teach English! So, the question today is, would I do it again if I was in the same position?
What did I like about my Teach Abroad in Vietnam program?
So, definitely yes, in terms of the pre-departure information. I would 100% do it again. Having that person to talk to, to bounce ideas off, to answer all of my questions, who could answer anything that I wanted to know, was invaluable. It was not just teaching but also about life in Vietnam and the culture. I would suggest that anyone who’s a little bit nervous about moving to Vietnam or a little bit worried about teaching English overseas that a Teach Abroad program is definitely the way to go!
Was my Teach Abroad Program worth it?
Yes. Just for the peace of mind of I think doing a Teach Abroad Program is super helpful for nervous travellers who like to have a plan- like me! However, there are a lot of different programs out there, so make sure you get your money’s worth. I think that a lot of companies are gaining basic knowledge of the country through Google and then overcharging teachers for that knowledge. They build their own programs to make more and more money. It becomes not so much about the teacher as an individual but more about how many programs they can run. Again, be sure to get what you are promised and make sure it is clear from the start. Are you receiving the going rate? Are they taking a cut from your wage or salary? Will you be working legally?
I have often asked myself, would I do it again? Yeah, I think I would. It was the best experience ever, and I’m still really glad that I had that help and support. What Teacher’s Friend Vietnam aims to do now is give people the opportunity to make a difference. So, I want to keep the vital parts of a Teach Abroad Program that made my program so good and also bring back choice.
What would I like to improve about Teach Abroad programs in general?
Make sure you choose a Teach Abroad program that offers you the freedom to make your own choices, such as where you teach, what age, the students, which school, etc. Make sure you get to choose where you live or who with or even what you eat- if the food is provided. It’s your experience. Don’t compromise! Don’t exchange freedom for security- you can have both if you choose a great program! At Teacher’s Friend Vietnam, I don’t think you should have to make that compromise. That’s what Teacher’s Friend Vietnam is all about.
Why is the Teacher’s Friend Vietnam program different?
So, we want you to have the opportunity to make great savings, to live in an amazing country with a really cheap cost of living, excellent wages, to have a perfect work-life balance. And we want to give you ongoing help and support in doing that. So again, it’s not just about signing up, paying us your money, and getting sent the pre-departure information. We are there for you right from the beginning until the very end. I am still in touch with teachers who came over three years ago. We are friends, and I think we always will be.
I’m so glad to have met so many people from all over the world and to be changing people’s lives and really making a difference. I’m showing people that there’s more to life than just a nine-to-five job. You’re someone that’s been in my shoes, someone who is very similar to me. We’re probably going to have a lot in common. I’ve done a Teach Abroad Program; I know what it’s like, and yet everybody who signs up is extremely important to me. You’re not just another figure. You’re not just another person paying for a package. I cordially invite you to read our reviews.
So, hopefully, after purchasing a package with Teacher’s Friend Vietnam, you’ll be in the best school that’s most suitable for you, living in the accommodation that you’ve chosen, that you’re extremely happy with. You will have your own motorbike, so you’ll be able to get around. You’ll have that freedom to go out and take trips to the countryside. Of course, you’ll be doing this with all of the new friends that you’ve made both through the Teach Abroad Program and your new job. We will connect you with other teachers living in Vietnam. Through our exchange program, you will meet the locals. You will also meet people when you go out for drinks in the local bia hoi, and of course, we can give you all of our insight information on nightlife in Vietnam. You’ll be able to save money straight away because you’ll be sent to the best local cafes and restaurants with the best local prices.
So, it really is a lifestyle change, and we really do set you up for success. We want you living this awesome life as soon as possible. So, if you’d like to find out more, please go to our website, teach-vietnam.com, and go to our contact page. I’d be happy to set up a Skype call and answer any of your questions.
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