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Your Experiences Teaching Abroad

Discussion in 'Teaching abroad' started by Tfrog, Apr 28, 2017.

  1. Tfrog

    Tfrog New commenter

    Hello, I am working on a project related to people teaching abroad and the application and relocation processes. If you have the time, I would appreciate anyone providing some answers to the following questions (Answer as many as you want):

    What made you decide to teach abroad?

    How did you figure out what you had to do to teach abroad?

    What resources did you use to figure out all of the requirements?

    Were there any documents or certifications that you had to get?

    How did you find your first job?

    How long did it take you to find a job to apply for?

    What attracted you to the job that you chose?

    How many jobs did you apply to before you received an offer?

    How did you send in your application?

    How were you contacted and can you describe the interview process?

    How long did the process take?

    How much contact did you have with the recruiter throughout?

    What was the hardest part about the interview process?

    What would you like to have known beforehand about the application process?

    What would you like to have known beforehand about the relocation process?

    Was your transition difficult? What was the hardest part?

    How did the school help you in your transition?

    How much contact did you have with the school/recruiter throughout and how did you stay in contact?

    Were there other foreign teachers there when you started?

    Were you able to contact them beforehand? How, and how did they help the process?

    What advice would you give to others about the interview process?

    What advice would you give to others about the relocation process?

    Is there anything that you think would have made either of the processes easier?

    If you have gone through the process more than once, did you change anything about your approach to either?
  2. peachestotulips

    peachestotulips New commenter

    You should just plug these questions in Google forms. It'd be a lot more easier to respond.
    rosiecg likes this.
  3. rosiecg

    rosiecg Occasional commenter

    Agree - do a SurveyMonkey or Google Forms questionnaire and I'm much more likely to respond in full!
    -Sarah- likes this.
  4. ejclibrarian

    ejclibrarian Established commenter Community helper

    Agreed. Too many questions to respond in current form.
  5. Tfrog

    Tfrog New commenter

  6. -Sarah-

    -Sarah- New commenter

    Survey Monkey would be a great option.

    Can you also explain a bit more what the research is for?
    truth_seeker12 likes this.
  7. truth_seeker12

    truth_seeker12 Occasional commenter

    Wow. A lot of detailed questions only a person who has gone through the process already or an agent would likely know to ask. It seems your research has been good so far.

    Survey monkey and less qualitative and more quantitative questions may make it quicker to respond to.
  8. Tfrog

    Tfrog New commenter

    I tried using SurveyMonkey, but it looks like they charge for more than 10 questions. Perhaps I should try to reduce my number of questions...

    I am going to school for web development and user experience and I want to focus my current project on the user experience of finding a job overseas and the overall application and relocation planning process.
    peachestotulips likes this.

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