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new in Eastern Europe, 7 years in South East Asia,where?
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spiral78



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Degree is not a legal pre-requisite for a work visa in these parts, but as most of your competition will have one (as will the vast majority of your students) a lack of a BA does put you at a further disadvantage on the job market. You'll need to be sure to present an especially professional persona (and to follow through with it) to offset this.

Wages will probably be enough to cover living expenses, but expect up-front costs. You've got to get here, land a job, pay for a rental (many landlords want the first month's rent up front plus a month's rent as a deposit) and wait for first paycheck; usually at the end of the first month worked.

You'll want to time your arrival to coincide with the hiring period (roughly very end of August through early October); there is very little around July/August and what there is will go to teachers with established local contacts and reps.
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nnmartin



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

work visa?

for Poland - do you still need one seeing as Poland is now in the EU?

(I am from UK)

what is the procedure for this?

thanks
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Mike_2007



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, you don't need a work visa or a residency permit for EU countries, you just need to register the fact that you are living in the country with the local authorities (the police, the town hall, immigration - varies from country to country) within three months of arriving.

However, some countries may legally require you to have a degree in order to be employed as a teacher, and some institutions may disregard candidates that do not have one.
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spiral78



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, my wording in the post above was unclear. You don't need a visa or a degree to work legally, as you are from the UK. However, as Mike points out, some institutions will likely not hire you without a degree.
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