Where can I teach abroad?
There are now international schools in almost every country worldwide (and our members at Searchality are based in more than 160 countries).
Unsurprisingly, there are most jobs in the countries with the most international schools. As of 2019 the top 10 cities for international schools are:
- Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 309 schools
- Shanghai, China- 174 schools
- Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 163 schools
- Beijing, China – 151 schools
- Doha, Qatar – 142 schools
- Singapore – 135 schools
- Tokyo, Japan – 125 schools
- Phnom Penh, Cambodia – 121 schools
- Bangkok, Thailand – 119 schools
- Karachi, Pakistan – 109 schools
Data from ISC Research 2019
However, although these are the top locations for international school teacher demand due to their concentration of international schools, you can likely find teaching jobs in every country worldwide. If you want to narrow down your search consider factors that are important to you:
- Urban vs Rural
- Number of seasons (4, or fewer!)
- Range of temperatures
- Travel opportunities
- Personal hobbies and interests
Salaries do vary across countries too but your personal tastes will likely impact your savings potential much more than just the base salary and benefits. (For thoughts on earning and saving wisely, have a look at ex-teacher Andrew Hallam’s book: Millionaire Teacher).
If you search for a teaching job via Searchality’s website, you don’t have to restrict your search in advance.
We recommend you stay open to all countries and opportunities that match your skills and career interests. Your next job might in a fantastic location that you’d never even thought of!
We will then contact all suitable schools for you and if they like you, you can then confirm your interest in their specific role, opportunity and benefits package. (See how Searchality works).
(In a separate article here, we’ve had a look at what is driving the growth of international schools. Have a look)