What to Pack for Teaching English Abroad
18 July 2012
Whether you're setting off to teach English abroad for a few
weeks, a few months or time unknown, the prospect of packing can be
incredibly daunting. While what to pack can vary greatly depending
on where you're heading and for what length of time, there are some
essential items you simply can't leave without. Here are some ideas
of how to pack perfectly for TEFL.
• Try to pack as light as possible. Doing this will not only
save you money on checked or overweight baggage fees, it will also
make travelling around and returning home much easier. You are
bound to acquire local goods and souvenirs and the less stuff you
bring the more you can bring back.
• You'll find you have a surplus of reading time while you are
travelling. Investing in a Kindle or e-book might be a good move if
you plan on reading plenty of books on your travels.
• It's a good move to pack electrical converters for electronics
as they come in very handy. Plug adapters, chargers and memory
cards can all be very expensive abroad.
• Versatile clothing is perhaps an obvious suggestion but will
be very beneficial. Think layers and clothes that can be worn to
work and during your time off.
• You might want something from home. It's likely that in some
point in your travels you'll experience a little homesick, and
something familiar from home will be very comforting. It's also
worth taking things like postcards and photos from home to show
your TEFL students, who will want to know all about
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