International Education Teaching Opportunities

SkySys has partnered up with various international accredited school systems to provide the best talent and connect educators from around the globe

  • Accredited International Schools (UK, US, IB)

  • FE Colleges

  • HE Institutions

  • ESL Training Centers (Including Online ESL)

  • Corporate Training Providers

  • Education Technology Companies

We understand moving to another country can be stressful! Our team is here to help you along the way. Here are some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) that may help you get a better idea of the opportunity!

Do I need a degree to get an international teaching job?

  • In our experience, yes you do. This is mainly to secure your work visa and to prove you are actually qualified to do the role. Be careful of companies that tell you that they can get you a visa without a degree as this may be a tourist visa which by definition, means you are not actually legally entitled to paid employment.

  • On top of this you generally need a teaching qualification, i.e. PGCE or CELTA / TEFL / TESOL, if you want to teach ESL. It is also becoming the norm in quite a few countries where your bachelor’s degree must be in the subject you are teaching so bear this in mind too. Our adverts are very clear when it comes to this to prevent any confusion.

Where can I teach?

  • If you possess the right qualifications, experience and meet any other requirements that have been stipulated, then quite frankly, anywhere!

How long is a typical contract?

  • We have roles that range from 6 months to 2 years in general. Some can also offer open ended contracts as well. Most contracts offer the ability to renew unless it is a fixed term project, check beforehand so you have all the information up front.

Can I take my family?

  • Depends on a few factors, namely the visa you are entering on and how much support will be provided. Some countries will provide a legitimate working visa however due to contract length, there will be some restrictions and sponsoring your family is one.

  • Some roles are simply not conducive to taking family due to the remote location, salary etc. If you are looking to work in an international school, then the majority of the time you can take your family and then will be looked after. Of course, if you are a teaching couple, this always helps!

What is the interview process?

  • Some organizations will only interview face to face. They will, for example, travel to various countries and arrange recruitment events with offers on the day.

  • Others use online interview tools such as Zoom or Skype, some are even using FaceTime video or What’s App video too!

Do I need to speak the local language?

  • Generally, no. Of course, it helps! You may find that your new employer offers local language lessons as part of the package, we see this quite a lot in China.

What is the compensation?

  • Cost of living varies across the globe. What you should really be asking, is what do I need to live on? If you need to send back a certain amount of money, then factor this in. If you have no responsibilities, then your search will be wider.

  • Don’t just look for the role with the highest package, there might be a reason why they are paying so much!

How do I know if the role is right for me?

  • Do your research.

  • Does the location and organization match your needs and goals?

  • What is the employer like to deal with?

  • Are they receptive to questions and queries?

  • Remember, you are the one setting foot on that plane so make sure you have checked and double checked everything.

What are the benefits of working overseas?

  • Working overseas can be an extremely fulfilling experience. You get to see the world, experience new cultures, meet new people and get a broader perspective on life.

  • You will learn new skills which will stand you in good stead for the future too.

  • Of course, you can earn and save a lot of money too!

What is a typical compensation package?

  • Expatriate packages always include a work visa of some description.

  • You should also receive either accommodation or an allowance, medical cover and return flights.

  • If flights are not included, generally a bonus will be paid at the end of the contract to cover the initial outlay.

  • International schools may offer schooling, this could be totally free, or they pay a proportion of the fee.

  • Transportation to and from work is sometimes provided too, this really does depend on which country you are traveling to though.

  • International teaching is a very competitive world and organizations are constantly thinking of new ways to attract teachers.

  • We have some clients that offer health club memberships, some offer a healthy relocation allowance, others provide interest free loans to help you settle in.

Is there is any fee for this program?

  • We don't charge any fees! We are compensated by the school systems if we are able to successfully match the applicant and get you started!

Is there any impact due to COVID-19?

  • As of right now, international schools are progressing with the normal schedule with starts in September 2020. If there are any changes, our team will keep you posted.

Need Information? Contact us today!

Phone: 1 (877) 382-1950 Ext. 407

Send us an email: info@myskysys.com

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