Teaching, Diving and Looking for Lemurs in Madagascar

Frontier | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It took me a week to get used to the environment, as even though I liked the food, I struggled to eat much, though I soon got my appetite back to its usual size once I had adjusted to the climate and my malaria pills. Anyway despite my lack of energy I still enjoyed the quick intro into PADI (I found that I was at a slight advantage as I had already started working through the book).

A Language Assistant's Life in La Réunion

Ben Dalton | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Dalton

Climbing down the plane steps, Reunion has clearly pulled out all the stops. It's like one of those ridiculous Hollywood tropical islands, like Spooky Island from Scooby Doo, when you arrive to postcard palm trees, people flinging flower necklaces around your neck (this of course didn't actually happen) and with 'Pass the Duchee on the Left hand Side' playing as the soundtrack.

How to Travel for Free

Macca Sherifi | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Macca Sherifi

When it comes to backpacking and travelling, we all want to go for as long as we possibly can, and we all want to get the biggest bang for our buck. But what about travelling for free? Is it actually possible?

The Upward Turn for English Language Teachers in Turkey

Alana MacPherson | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alana MacPherson

Despite a shaky economic past which saw the country go through a period of instability - involving the devaluation of the Lira - things have very much taken an upward turn in Turkey and this is a very positive thing for TEFL teachers.

The Celebrity Tutor Phenomenon

Alana MacPherson | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alana MacPherson

Your average teacher in the UK is barely celebrated, let alone commercialised. This is the case in Asia though, where many tutors have now established an enormous media presence and often earn six-figure sums.

Travel Broadens the Mind as Well as Your Career Prospects

Alana MacPherson | Posted 30.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alana MacPherson

UK students and graduates are facing a difficult and competitive employment market. It's important to adopt a global outlook when it comes to study and work, so candidates who have international experience (in almost any way) will undoubtedly have an advantage when it comes to applying for jobs.

The Value of Volunteering

Alana MacPherson | Posted 10.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alana MacPherson

It may not be for everyone but the work that volunteers do is extremely inspiring. Whether you do it at home or abroad, for a few weeks or a few years, the value of volunteering is enormous. You can have a truly significant impact on the lives of others.

English Still Relevant in a Changing Cultural Landscape

John Walmsley | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
John Walmsley

Chinese Mandarin is clearly the number one language for native speakers, who number approximately 800 million. But when that figure is combined with non-native speakers, English wins out.

The Demand for Native English Speaking Graduates in Asia

Alana MacPherson | Posted 12.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alana MacPherson

The best thing about jetting off to Asia is that there are literally hundreds of jobs over there. Without any doubt, China offers the widest range of opportunities for graduates.

All Eyes On Rio: 2016

Alana MacPherson | Posted 11.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Alana MacPherson

With the enormous success of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the pressure is very much on Brazil to deliver something that surpasses London's performance as host, or at the very least, equals it.

Spanish Schools Defy The Economic Crisis As Demand For English Teachers Soars

Alana MacPherson | Posted 28.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Alana MacPherson

This may deter those looking to live,travel or work in Spain. However, the truth is that there are a vast range of working and travelling opportunities through teaching English, and the Spanish population are determined to improve their prospects.

A Graduate in China - Where I Arrive in Guangzhou to Start Teaching English

Sam Bence | Posted 11.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Bence

It was Easter when I decided not to take up my university place for a law conversion course, increase my debt and still be unemployed. Instead, I invested £900 in a Teaching English as a Foreign Language course (TEFL) in order to follow my girlfriend East.