Hello there, It's been a while since i last came on here but i though i'd seek some advice.... I'm currently in my 5th year of teaching as a special needs teacher in london (and 2nd in special needs dept). I love my job but i know that i will end up abroad, either teaching or travelling. Preferably i would like to actually teach abroad in a salary paid position but there is also the option to do a few months here and there for a few hundred pounds a month with a qualification such as TEFL....i also have pastoral experience as deputy head of year, experience of co-ordinating a whole school scheme and am currently teaching lower school english (my original specialism was dance so at the start i taught KS3-5 dance as subject leader and music and drama)....as you can see i have a bit of a mixed bag and am also in my third school......(bit of history there!) CLeary i don't want my CV to look like i have been 'flitting' around for the past 5 years but i am very ambitious in terms of wanting to experiencing different places, cultures and schools.... I have always known that one day i will end up abroad and as i love my job i feel that teaching will be the basis of that...so here's a few questions i would like some help with... 1) Which places have good benefits packages? I am very open to location, i am used to living in cities but would consider quieter places, close to nature etc... 2) Has anyone had any memorable experiences of teaching abroad? 3) Should i complete the tefl course and look for graduate positions or more fixed contracts? 4) What should i do first?! 5) SHould i look at international private or state schools? which ones are best? Also i am considereing going through threshold and then making the moveafter my 6th year....i'm trying to be responsible with it all...what do u think? My ultimate aim for this move would be to experience something different, would love to immersed in a different culture and way of life.... Thanks!