Afternoon, After browsing the forum I need advice and questions answering, shock horror! My wife and I are both 33 years old, both teachers with a 21 month old son. She is a reception teacher and I am a sports lecturer at a local college. I taught in Secondary schools doing a number of different subjects for around 7 years before my wife and I decided to jet off around the world. My wife and I live in Jersey where we both have good jobs, we have both taught in England previously. The wage structure in Jersey is very different to England, an NQT can expect an annual wage of 40k with an increase each year until it caps at 50k without taking on responsibility. While the wage is good, it is offset by the cost of living, which is very high. A few examples of the cost of living being a loaf of bread costs around £2, full time child care £1400 a month, 3 bed house mortgage £1850. Our wage between us after tax has us taking home around 6K after bills we have around £1.5K to play with. This sounds a good amount however due to the general cost of living this goes pretty quickly! Sorry for rabbiting on I needed to set the scene and give some facts. So............with both my wife and I being teachers and the fact we both love to travel and see the world we are looking at doing some time abroad. I am sure like most people we are keen to work and save as much as possible. The idea is to work for 5/6 years, save enough to put deposits down on a number of flats, that way our pensions will be supplemented once we retire! That is in an ideal situation. Is this possible as a teacher anywhere in the world? Questions; 1. With the fact my wife and I take home a good wage each month, would there be schools in the ME or China who could match that wage plus provide all the benefits I am reading about ie Housing, flights, school fees. 2. Is there a list of specific schools you would want to avoid? 3. Am I missing anything?