Dear James, I just wanted to ask for some advice on working abroad after my pgce. I am currently about to start my second placement on a pgce dance course at brighton and really enjoying it, I know teaching is definitely what I want to do as a career. But I have gone straight from school, to university, to pgce without ever having a gap and I'm worried that leaping head on into a full time teaching post in the UK is going to be an overload for me, especially hearing how hard the NQT year is. I really want to experience teaching abroad and so wanted to ask... Can you teach abroad (eg. english/dance/drama) in some schools without having done your NQT year first in the UK? (I've looked at international jobs on TES but many don't specificy whether you need to have done your NQT) And Is it likely that taking a year out to teach abroad will affect my job prospects in the UK? (I don't want to 'miss the boat' or be seen as someone not committed to the profession.) Would it be better to do my NQT year first? Thank you!