With a TEFL certificate in your pocket, the world is quite literally your oyster! You get paid to travel and teach… now, we’d consider that a pretty good deal. Once you’re armed with your i-to-i qualification and have your flight ticket to your new country, bear our ultimate TEFL bucket list in mind and ensure you have the most amazing time overseas!
1) The Great Wall of China
This incredible landmark is one of the 7 Wonders of the World; and once you’ve taken into account all of the branches of the wall, it measures a total of 21,196 km (13,171 miles) – that would take FOREVER to walk!
2) The Grand Canal (Venice, Italy)
You don’t get many places more romantic than this, gliding down in a gondola without a care in the world. Unfortunately, scientists fear that due to global warming, it’s not going to be around forever, so go now and count yourself lucky that you’ve experienced it!
3) Loveland (South Korea)
This magnificent outdoor sculpture park is home to 140 incredible statues representing humans in various sexual positions -something different to say the least. Make sure to check out the sculpture representing your home country – Japan’s is particularly interesting!
4) Hat Maya, Phi Phi Leh (Thailand)
As part of the set of the film “The Beach” with Leonardo DiCaprio (mmm) Hat Maya really is a sight that will impress your eyes.
5) Mount Fuji (Japan)
Japan’s highest volcano is one of the world’s most visited attractions with thousands of tourists enduring the gruelling climb (don’t worry it’s been dormant since 1707) to the top each year. It’s worth that trek though, when you can finally enjoy a moment of bliss as you look out over Japan’s most populous island.
6) The 8000km worth of beaches in Spain
One of the main reasons people visit Spain, with large seaside cities and enchanting fishing villages all boasting a variety of beaches to explore and enjoy – it’s the perfect summer getaway!
7) The Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Turkey)
Commonly known as the Blue Mosque due to the blue tiles covering the walls of its interior. Built in between 1609-1616, it’s both a cultural and historical experience, and is still frequently used today as a mosque.
8) The Eiffel Tower (Paris, France)
Paris – the city of love; and one of the most iconic buildings in the whole world. Built in 1889, the Eiffel Tower stands at 324 metres tall, and no stay in France is complete without a trip to the top – even if you’re teaching in Europe, you can make a weekend break of it.
9) Christ The Redeemer (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil)
As another of the 7 Wonders of the World, this figure of Jesus Christ is considered the largest Art Deco statue in the world. The statue was constructed between 1922 and 1931, it’s 30 metres tall, with the arms stretching 28 metres wide, and it weighs an impressive 635 tonnes!
10) The Burj Khalifa (Dubai)
As the tallest building in the world (a mah-hooosive 829.8m) the Burj Khalifa took five years to construct! The building has 163 floors, 48 maintenance levels in the spire and 2 parking levels in the basement; and is used for many things including a large hotel, a restaurant and offices.
There are so many exciting and interesting places to visit whilst TEFLing, with this list only scratching the surface. Been to another amazing site or city that you’re just DYING to tell everyone? Let us know and we’ll add it to the list!