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Paid Teaching Positions in Europe, Asia - GapYear Option

ICN Group Corp. offers teaching positions for those looking to get paid while living and working in Europe or Asia. The program accepts graduates and gap year students, and...

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Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Host School or Placement

    8

  • Living Situation

    7

  • Compensation & Benefits

    10

  • Support Services

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    8

  • Community

    8

Shanghai

I wanted to go to the two biggest cities in China when I was deciding to teach there. I chose Shanghai for a couple of reasons. Shanghai was a much more modern and international city in my mind. Lots of expats living among local Chinese people. I loved how it was very similar to home back in Toronto. ICN helped me interview with 3 different school! I had so many options to choose from, really. They even helped with the visa and once I arrived in China. I always had some to call, his name was Kenny. Great and support people they are.

Program: Paid Teaching Positions in Europe, Asia - GapYear Option

Overall Rating

8 / 10

  • Host School or Placement

    8

  • Living Situation

    6

  • Compensation & Benefits

    9

  • Support Services

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

  • Community

    7

Perfect job if you love kids!

I was very happy with ICN's placement, I wanted to teach young children and ICN found me a position very fast! I started within 3 weeks which is pretty fast even for jobs in Canada... which sometimes take 4 weeks. There were about 13 other foreign teachers at my school, they definitely helped me adjust to the culture. It took me awhile to understand the cultural differences which made me miss home. But after 1 month it was like living anywhere else, which is very weird after thinking about it!

Program: Paid Teaching Positions in Europe, Asia - GapYear Option

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Host School or Placement

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Compensation & Benefits

    9

  • Support Services

    9

  • Day to Day Life

    9

  • Community

    9

Travel and Teach in China: Where have you been my whole life?!

For an older guy I wish I found this opportunity a long time ago. Thank God I found ICN Group as well to help match my preferences and take the time with me to get me interviews with options and different job offers. It was hard to decide where to locate to, for example Beijing or Shanghai, but they found me a great school just outside of Guangzhou teaching elementary school to the most greatest kids. The school itself was amazing, they trained and supported and even covered my TEFL and Visa. There were many expats in the school and area so made a lot of new friends as well as natives as well. The food, culture, travel, entertainment was amazing and ample, and very very inexpensive. And China is one of the safest places to live and teach. I choose free shared housing with another student which was a great experience, although I know some option could be to have your own private place. All the time throughout the year the folks at ICN group stayed in touch and made sure I was happy with my location, school, housing etc. I'm getting ready soon for my next opportunity, this time I'm gonna try Shanghai )) Jump in the waters fine.

Program: Paid Teaching Positions in Europe, Asia - GapYear Option

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Host School or Placement

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Compensation & Benefits

    9

  • Support Services

    10

  • Day to Day Life

    10

  • Community

    10

ICN Teach & Travel - Beijing/Shanghai

I taught for 3 years with ICN Teach and Travel. I spent my first year in Beijing but then after the first year I wanted a different scenery. Beijing was cool at first, all the touristic and ancient things to see such as the Great Wall of China. After the first year though that stuff gets old, literally lol. Shanghai is more my style since it was more international and modern. I felt like it had a lot of Europeans which I vibe well with. I like both places though for different reasons, some people definitely like Beijing more for their cultural hub feeling.

Program: Paid Teaching Positions in Europe, Asia - GapYear Option

  • ICN Teach & Travel responded to this review October 04, 2016 at 2:45 PM

    Thanks so much for giving us a review!