Hi. I'm relatively new to the whole commenting thing. I always just read but figured would be good to actually get responses to my own question. I'm a solo parent to a 7 year old boy and have been teaching for over 10 years in secondary schools. I have a wide range of experience in state schools (BA and PGCE) and am about to start in an independent school this term. I have always wanted to teach overseas but fear held me back before I was a parent and since having my son, circumstances. I would like to know anyone else's experiences of teaching overseas and if there are any recommended countries, areas or schools that people could advise on...particularly as a lone parent. I'd be keen to know about money, community, work life balance, quality of education, visas, cost of living, as well as any other points that are useful. I really want to do some research and hope to make an application for the 2020 recruitment drive. I'm not keen on the UAE for a number of reasons. I have been there and it's beautiful but I was hoping some where with a bit more history and culture (no offence). I'm not sure how to PM individuals but welcome thoughts and experiences on the points above.