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1. Tuscany, Italy
Tuscany has a laid-back rhythm of life. The rolling hills of the countryside will appeal to your artistic side and may motivate you to write your Toscana novel while teaching English on the side.
2. Antigua, Guatemala
Just 45 minutes from Guatemala City is the town of Antigua, Guatemala, with epic volcano views on the horizon.
Enjoy classes outside, exploring the colorful 16th-century architecture. Donate your time to teach for two months through a local education program and experience a meaningful cultural and linguistic exchange.
3. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio is an international hub for teaching English with multiple opportunities in language schools, along with volunteer opportunities in the favelas. When you’re not in the classroom, paraglide from Sugarloaf, play capoeira, and fall in love with Rio’s riotous rhythms.
4. Buenos Aires, Argentina
Work will always take a backseat to enjoyment in the modern city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Take advantage of the theatre, enjoy superb wine and get caught up in the swirling nightlife of one of the most cosmopolitan city in South America.
5. Intag, Ecuador
La Casa del ArbolCantón Baños, EcuadorMy favorite part of the “swing at the end of the world” was the walk to get there which provides great views of Banos and the surrounding area as well as a clear view of Volcan Tungurahua (which happened to be erupting in the days we were there!) The view from the swing is lovely and it really does make a great photo, but it is not nearly as scary as the photos would have you believe. If you go during the low season you will not have a wait for the swing (in the high season we were told the wait could be an hour…so not worth it!)
CuringuePujilí, Ecuador#hiking #indigenouscommunities I had the opportunity to meet a community living in a remote location in Pujilí. Despite being 3 hours away from Quito, they lack water infrastructure and they need to walk 1.5 hours to get it. It was a humbling experience, and they were generous and welcoming, offering us visitors all their kindness.
6. Valparaiso, Chile
Teaching in the UNESCO World Heritage seaport city of Valparaiso, Chile is a dream job for many travelers. Find an apartment on the hillsides of Cerros Concepcion and Alegre, where you’ll have a sweeping view of the Pacific Ocean.
7. Athens, Greece
Island hop on the weekends, eat roast chicken drenched in olive oil in the shadows of the Parthenon and develop a taste for ouzo while teaching in the frontisteria of Athens, Greece.
8. Prague, Czech Republic
#Prague #BeautifulBuildings #buildings #colorful #Colourful #ColorfulBuildings #ColorfulBuildings
Walk thrtough historic architecture dating back to the Middles Ages in Prague, Czech Republic. Living in the centre of Old Town in Praha is a close commute to many TEFL vacancies.
#swans #CharlesBridge #PhotoOp #Prague
9. Majuro, Marshall Islands
Majuro, Marshall Islands is a Micronesian getaway five hours from Hawaii, with plenty of local teaching opportunities and world-class scuba diving.
10. Zanzibar, Tanzania
Volunteer with young students on Tanzania’s paradise island of Zanzibar and teach vocabulary in the first National Jozani Forest and Bay Conservation.