“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer” – There’s a lot of wisdom in that phrase, and with a TFV package it gains a much more literal meaning too. Most savvy travellers know that a little money can go a long way when you are abroad. You might therefore be asking yourself whether you can afford to buy a package when with time you could work things out on your own. Well, we might be a little bias, but we think a better question is, “Can you afford not to?”
We strongly believe that buying a package with us will save you money. For the solo traveller, the transition period into Vietnam will be full of challenges: local language, traffic, food, shopping, currency; this wonderful country is no walk in the park. Finding yourself accommodation, a motorbike, familiarising yourself with your surroundings and job hunting are all things that take time. And as the saying goes, ‘time is money’. By buying a package with Teacher’s Friend, you not only save time, but you can be confident that you will be getting good value on these big decisions. All the while, avoiding the stress and potential pitfalls of doing things alone.
Chances are, if you are reading this then you are an English teacher, but let’s put English aside for a minute so that we can do a little maths. If you work with TFV I can have you a job offered before you even arrive in the country. Let’s take a reserved estimate for your first teaching position at $15 per hour for 20 hours per week. (Including benefits such as paid holiday, sick leave, on-going training and support etc). Say you give yourself four weeks to get setup with everything you need and find a job, that’s $1200 of potential earnings lost.
If you have looked at the packages, then you will know that finding jobs is not the only area in which we can help. Take accommodation, I can create shortlists of properties for you in Vietnam ready for viewing the moment you arrive. Factor in the cost difference between rented accommodation at approximately $7 per night vs hotel accommodation at $25-40 per night, and this financial gap increases much further. Imagine, just three days after stepping off the plane and your house and job all sorted for you- so you can enjoy exploring your new home!
What better way to explore your new home than by motorbike! However, buy from an unreliable vendor and you could be out hundreds of dollars that would be better spent on ‘pho’ and adventures. Talking of food, I can guide you to the cheap places to shop, eat, and drink to make sure you’re getting good value for your Vietnamese dong on a day-to-day basis. Don’t waste $500 on a motorbike that will just break down down before you’ve even had chance to get out of the city!
The bespoke service that Teacher’s Friend offers is truly unique, but if you compare what I offer to my closest competitors, you will realise just how competitive my prices are. Many ‘teacher-placement’ services for south-east Asia will find teachers jobs for upwards of $1500. That’s a lot of money, and for this higher price, you will receive a significantly less personal service, more restrictions and significantly less autonomy when it comes to setting up your life in Vietnam. With my packages, you are getting all of the contacts and information that you need, but keeping all the final choices and decisions to yourself so you end up living your ideal lifestyle!
I hope that we have shown you that you could save substantially by booking a package with me. When you factor in pre-written lesson plans, discounted tours and travel, a free city tour, a language exchange, and discounted Vietnamese lessons, for me, it becomes a no-brainer. Nobody likes a company that blows its own trumpet, but I am proud of the service I provide for the amount that I charge. I am committed to ensuring that my packages offer great value for money.
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