Great comments from Maoman and Stragbasher.
Ianthewalrus, if you have an MBA, have you every considered trying to do business, or something business-related, here in Taiwan? Even with limited Chinse ablility, you might be able to find a job as an English editor in an import/export company or one of the financial companies. Of course, the pay would probably be lower than teaching.
May I ask why you want to take 1-2 years off? And take some years off from doing what? Studying for an MBA or working in business?
[quote]Now I assume if I go to Taiwan, I will still teach kids in the morning[/quote],
Possibly, but not defintely.
Perhaps you have student loans to pay off, so I certainly understand the need to make money. Also, if you are sick of working in an office or dealing with corporate b.s., then teaching can be a wonderful change.
However, with an MBA, I would think you may want to get some experience working in something business-related in Asia.
Do you plan to study Chinese?
Or is your plan to just make as much money in 1-2 years and leave Taiwan?
I’m just curious. I’m just trying to present you with some other options, though I believe teaching is an interesting and challenging thing to do while you are here.