If you’re reading this, you’ve decided to teach abroad. Congratulations! The hardest part is over. Deciding to live and teach abroad is a bold choice. We support you all the way.
You’re probably already making mental lists of all the things you need to do to prepare: apply for a visa, start looking for a place to stay, pack, get a phrase book for the local language, etc. Of course, there are the initial hurdles to overcome and there will be challenges along the way, but your program will help you with that and you’ll be amazed how quickly you adjust to life in your new country.
No matter how well you adapt, though, some things that may be easy back home may become a lot more difficult in your life abroad. Don’t despair! It happens to the best of us. To make your life a little easier, here are some tips to help you prepare for some difficulties down the line.