Teaching Abroad

British Teacher Feared Murdered In Qatar

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK

A primary school teacher is feared murdered after going missing in Qatar, with police unable to confirm whether she is alive or dead. Primary schoo...

Why Volunteering Doesn't Have an Age Limit

Frontier | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Leaving the country to volunteer becomes a chance to turn a difficult situation into a positive; commencing a new, enriching and potentially life changing experience.

Thirsting for Knowledge: The Challenge of Educating Girls

Frontier | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

From messing around in the classroom to bunking off with friends; education is a right taken for granted by many. Yet, it is also deprived to millions of children across the globe - 57 million at primary level to be precise.

Volunteer Stories: Teaching and Sea Turtle Conservation in the Maldives

Frontier | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Experiencing a completely different way of life and culture made me draw comparisons to my own life. Obviously, it highlights issues of materialism and made me really appreciate the significance of family and community. There was only 5,000 people on the island I was working on. They all knew and loved each other and were so welcoming to the volunteers.

Volunteer Stories: Learning Spanish, Teaching English & Sports Coaching in Costa Rica

Frontier | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

My last week at the school went beyond English lessons, playing soccer, and teaching the students how to play Knockout. A few students opened up and shared their stories with Valerie and me. Their stories were full of disappointment, life realizations, changing circumstances, and faith.

A Graduate in China - End of Term Exams Miss the Point

Sam Bence | Posted 13.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Bence

Education systems vary the world over and it's easy to think that everybody does it better than we do. The grass somehow looks greener in a foreign classroom. In China, as the end of term approaches, the priorities skew towards classes getting the highest possible marks. Passing the exam is exaggerated beyond belief and the system doesn't look the least bit green.

A Graduate in China - The Quest For Perfection and the Chinese Economy

Sam Bence | Posted 17.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Bence

For someone like me who is actually in China assisting in the education of future international businessmen and women, I believe that the system is not preparing its youngest and brightest well enough to succeed on an international level.

Lucy Sherriff

An Irishman Abroad: Teaching In South Korea

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 31.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Andrew Farrell is an Irishman teaching in South Korea. In the second of a series of Huffington Post articles providing a detailed exploration of forei...

Censored, Competitive and Controlled: A Glimpse Inside China's Schools

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 06.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Alex Wilkins spent a year teaching 12 to 16-year-olds English and culture in Eastern China, a placement he secured through the British Council. In ...