It’s the question we get asked the most – “Can I teach English abroad without a bachelor’s degree?”. And we’re happy to say, the answer is yes! There are tons of countries where degrees aren’t required and lots of them are very sought-after TEFL destinations. So, read on and find out where you could be starting your next big adventure…
(Psst. Good news! We offer 4 TEFL internships which don’t require a degree: China Volunteer, Thailand Volunteer, Cambodia Volunteer and Spain so check these out if you fancy dipping your toe in the TEFL pool before diving straight in!)
Europe is one of the most popular TEFL destinations in the world – and Spain, in particular, is a highly sought-after location (we wonder why…). You don’t need a bachelor’s degree to teach in Spain – yay! But do bear in mind, due to its popularity, you might need to be flexible about specific locations, schools and salary because there’s a whole lot of competition. But if you’re up to the challenge, the rewards are amazing (and delicious!).
Number 2 on our list is sunny Mexico! Although some private school might ask for a degree, by and large, you don’t need a degree to enable you to teach here – hurray! So, get ready to enjoy incredible cuisine (burritos, nachos, quesadillas, tacos, guacamole…), fun local traditions including the world famous Day of the Dead and Cinqo de Mayo, and lots and lots of hot weather. Sounds pretty dreamy to us!
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Southeast Asia’s hidden gem, Cambodia has the same climate, community vibe and crystal clear waters as its neighbours: Thailand and Vietnam. But you don’t need a degree to teach here! If you choose to TEFL in this country steeped in history, you can expect extremely friendly locals, endless white, sandy beaches and thousand-year-old temples to wonder around in your time off.
#1: Angkor Wat. No surprise here, but anyone who has seen it can atest to its magnificence and wonder. It is rated as the #1 Landmark in the world to see based on TripAdvisor’s 2017 Traveler’s Choice Awards. 👏 And is the world’s largest temple complex! It is truly an astonishing site to see!
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Argentina is simply stunning. It’s an extremely vast country with plenty of demand for TEFL teachers. Admittedly, wages aren’t high – but neither are living costs and when would you ever get to experience this country for a lengthy period of time otherwise? Argentina is a huge opportunity not to be missed. Think spectacular mountain ranges, countless glaciers, unusual architecture and more little towns and cities to explore than you can shake a stick at.
A newbie to the TEFL market, Nicaragua has plenty to offer as well as a growing demand for English teachers – perfect! Imagine a lovely tropical climate, plenty of snorkelling opportunities and hiking trails for all abilities – you’ll get all of this and more with this idyllic TEFL destination. Teach English here and you’ll have the experience of a lifetime – guaranteed.