Kathryn Smith: From The Peace Corps to Teaching English Online

We’ve recently joined up with VIPKID to offer the readers of our Jobs Abroad Bulletin the opportunity to make a roving living teaching English online to children in China. Part of the reason we did so was thanks to Kathryn Smith, our guest writer today. Though she has found a number of interesting roles to finance her travels, from teaching in Korea to working on a private yacht, she describes working for VIPKID as “hitting the jackpot.”

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Meet Our Working Abroad Experts

We often get asked questions here at TWT but to be honest we are a bit hit or miss about answering your enquiries. When we are on the ball, on top of things and have an answer quickly to hand - or, even better, in my head - we can be both helpful and quick to respond but when I have my head down and am working on a project email is something I tend to neglect. So we have done what we always do when confronted with a problem. We have got someone else to do it.

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3onFriday: 3 Bad Working Abroad Experiences

Travel blogs and websites tend to make travelling out as an always great experience, emphasising the wonders of the world and neglecting the negative. We are no less guilty in our working abroad niche so here are some horror stories for Friday the 13th.

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3onFriday: 3 Websites for Finding a Teaching Job in Japan

There's more to working in Japan than just teaching English though, to be honest, not that much more if you don't speak Japanese. Our initial short list for today's Friday three did include a couple of sites good for other ways to work in Japan but we'll follow these up another day and instead focus today on good sites for finding teaching jobs in Japan.

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3onFriday: 3 Jobs Abroad for Cyclists

If you are comfortable on a bicycle saddle, try applying to the three companies we have selected today, whose tours range from gentle meanders sampling the wares in Californian or French wine regions to climbing thousands of feet in the Himalayas or the volcano pitted landscape of Chile.

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139 Travellers That Have Worked and Volunteered Abroad

Chris quit a job for a life on the road, working as a surf instructor in Ecuador and appearing in a nudist movie, Franca and Dale took care of 600 dogs in Thailand, Kim dropped explosives out of a helicopter onto ski slopes, while Kaley went to Spain in 2009 to teach English and stayed because of a boy.

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