Hi everyone, thank you for taking the time to read. I've tried numerous websites looking for information, and was recommended I come here for help. Basically I am currently a PGCE student planning to do two more years here after this year then move abroad, so that I fulfill the minimum of the two years required by most international schools. Along the way I plan to do a part-time masters (already discussed this with various mentors at uni/school and they reckon I'll be fine with it) so hopefully when I leave I'll have a Masters under my belt as well. Intitially I am not looking for a permanent move at first, but rather to 'teach and travel' as some of my family and others I know have. Ideally I would like to visit East Asia - hopefully Japan, but happy elsewhere - and I was hoping somebody might be able to enlighten me on the best route for this as I have been given mixed information. One option is to go as a normal teacher and try to secure work at a private/international school. This is apparently quite a sweet gig if you can manage it, but I'm cautious as apparently these demand quite a bit of knowledge of Japanese/respective country's language from the get-go, as well as being more suitable for a permanent move. The other option that I was floated was duing a programme such as JET (or equivalent, as I know Korea has one). These allow you to learn Japanese more on the go, and also sort everything out for you accomdation wise, but obviously I won't be a teacher and I've been warned that the experience can vary in terms of job duties and how much of a 'teacher' you actually are, and likewise I've been informed that they don't suit qualified teachers. However they are more temporary, and I just wondered if they would be suitable for a year or two before either settling in a more permanent job there if I like it, or locating elsewhere? Regardless Japan may be out of reach anyway, but ideally I just want to get abroad really due to personal reasons I won't delve into. Anyone who could provide info I would be greatly appreciative of, and just to clear some points which have been raised before and I have already addressed in other websites: I understand a Masters alongside NQT etc. is tough, however discussing it with a variety of people, and from personal experience as a PGCE isn't my first rodeo with teaching in this country, it isn't actually that much more than pressures I've been under in previous work/occupations. I understand as well that the more years the better, but as I say I just want to get out of here as fast as possible. I orignally planed to do an NQT year abroad, but was persuaded to do it here along with another year, so I have already delayed my plans. (Sorry if I seem snappy, I've mostly received replies which fail to address my question but call into question others things which I have already discussed with multiple professionals very well, so I am just trying to avoid that. Thank you for your help).