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A Guide to Teaching Abroad in Phuket

Phuket is the largest Thai island and is often called the most beautiful. Its stunning beaches, varied diet, and eager-to-learn students make it an ideal place to teach abroad. From diving to the famous full moon parties, Phuket is touristy enough that it is full of things to do and see — yet you’ll never be far away from a typical welcoming Thai smile and a plate of Pad Thai! English is gaining popularity as a business and also leisure language, so there’s never been a better time to teach abroad in Phuket.

Life for Teachers in Phuket

When you’re teaching in Phuket, you’ll love the natural beauty, warm climate, and delicious seafood that make it an absolutely idyllic place to live. Phuket is a rich area of Thailand, meaning visitors are never short of things to do. 

In free time, teachers can relax on the beaches, indulge in watersports, hire bikes to explore the countryside, or enjoy the shopping areas and nightlife of Patong. Phuket is also full of impressive natural features, like the sheer cliff face islands in Phang Nga Bay, which can be explored by boat. For keen photographers, Promthep Cape is said to be the most beautiful place in the world to watch a sunset.

Public transport in Phuket is dominated by the local tuk-tuks. In terms of food, Phuket is known for its seafood, which is guaranteed to be fresh and plentiful thanks to its enormous coastline. There are also street stalls on every corner, selling everything from meat skewers to noodles to pancakes. The best stalls for sanitation and flavor are the ones that cook the food in front of you. Definitely no chance of ever going hungry in Phuket!

GoAbroad Insider Tips

When searching for jobs, be aware of how conscious Thais are of appearances; looking smart and professional goes a long way toward getting you hired, whereas if you show up looking like a tourist, you could have all the qualifications in the world and still not find a job.

Don’t forget Thailand has its own unique traditions and etiquette. Thai people show a great deal of respect firstly to Buddha and secondly to their King; everyone is expected to stand during the national anthem, which is played in all manner of public events (including cinemas!) You will also be expected to remove your shoes in any temple containing a statue of Buddha, so avoid wearing your fanciest heels or stinky socks.

When idealizing teaching abroad, there tend to be images of enthusiastic children, friendly locals, white-sand beaches, new friends, and endless sunshine. Teaching abroad in Phuket may be as close to this dream as it is possible to get, so pack a dictionary, pair of flip flops, and start researching teaching placements! 

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