Apologies in advance for what will probably be quite a long, rambling post... I'm very new to TES but have trawled through this forum extensively trying to find all I can about teaching overseas. I feel I now need to ask some specific questions and would really appreciate some advice. My partner is a teacher with four years experience and has introduced the idea of working overseas (looking to September 2019). I'm extremely keen to go but I'm not a teacher. I'm nearing the end of a PhD in English Literature (also have BA, MA in English) and I've been teaching university seminars for two years. I have a higher education teaching qualification and plan to take a CELTA course in August. My partner has already posted here asking about the likelihood of me finding employment teaching english as a foreign language, if he is in an international school. He got some really positive responses, with people suggesting it might be possible for me to also gain employment in an international school, even without a PGCE or QTS. I was very surprised at this as all the job adverts I've seen request QTS and a couple of years experience. So I thought I would create an account for myself and double check what people think! I'm beginning to plan for post-phd and I didn't want to make some pretty key decisions without knowing as much as I can. As well as university teaching, I have experience designing and teaching secondary english lessons with an organisation that connects PhD students with schools that have low access to higher education. I know this doesn't equate at all to proper qualifications and experience. Basically I would like to know if people think I stand a chance? We are very open to where we go (although don't fancy the Middle East due to not being married). We're also aware we will likely be looking at more 'lower tier' schools due to lack of experience. Specifically I was wondering if anybody knows countries there is NO point in applying to, for reasons such as visa requirements? I know, for example, that China requires 2 years teaching experience, and was wondering if this will rule us out (or whether the university teaching could count)? I'd really like to hear what people think! If people say there's no chance that's OK - I will look into university teaching, english language schools etc. Teaching is what I would like to do and I am planning to come back to the UK in a couple of years and get properly qualified. However doing that now would mean delaying going away for at least two years, as I won't finish the PhD until December this year. Sorry for overloading you with information and thank you if you have read this far! Any advice would be very much appreciated.