My name is Lindsay and I recently graduated with a bachelors degree in education from the University of Alberta. Literally in June 2012. I am planning on making the big move to Thailand next year sometime... between March and April... Ill have a lot of questions to come forth so I hope you take it easy on me! Thanks in advance!!
Hi Lindsay, and welcome.
What was your major? What made you decide on Thailand? What do you know about the country and what do you expect to get out of your time there?
Welcome to the forum Iraemarie.
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I just have a general degree in elementary education.. I do not have a major..I just have the basic 4 year degree. I will be subbing for mostly all grades K-9.. perhaps K-12 until i leave to help save and pay off my student loans. I am on this site constantly reading forums and trying to gain as much knowledge as I can before I come. I still have a lot of questions but I am willing to take the leap when it happens ...hopefully... whether thats a good idea or not, Im not sure I'll survive. As to choosing Thailand, I just think it is a beautiful country and I am excited to be immersed into another culture, from what many others (besides you folks haha), never get to experience. I am planning on getting a teaching job for at least a year, thats why I figured March-April would be a good time to come.
Elementary education degree might help you get a job in an international school, but since I'm not a TEFLer I can't give real advice. They still seem to be the best paying jobs in the country and worth applying for, since you have the credentials for it.
I do not have a Tefl degree ... I've debated on getting one. Not sure about that though as I've read that it is still very likely that a young female with an bachelor of education is likely to get hired.
I doubt you need a tefl degree, especially for an international school. I've heard they want education degrees, and young women are definitely in demand. You should have no problem getting a good job.
Well thanks for that I feel better already having heard it form someone else. Where abouts are you located?
If you are a young presentable white female with a (genuine) degree in education and you love kids then you are made.
You'll easily get a well paid job in Bangkok with good benefits and plenty of time off.
Start packing, missy!
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Thanks for the comments!
You'll do just fine.
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