I’d like to come and teach in Taiwan, but I’m a little hesitant due to the setup costs.
My financial reality is that I NEED to send home at least USD$700 a month and though I could get away with missing 1 month, that’d likely be the very month that I’d be looking for a school rather than the 1st month I’m earning and truly settling in (setup costs and all).
So my question is this, how hard would it be for me to find a position where there were little or no setup costs, and I’d be earning enough to send money home from the 1st pay day onwards (assuming of course that I get paid)?
I have TEFL, I have a BA, I have 2 years English teaching experience.
Everything I’ve read on forums seems to indicate that just turning up and finding work on spec is still the way to go, but I’m wondering with there evidentally being many bad schools is it really such a risk to arrange a job on-line ahead of departue so you can litterally get down to visa biz right away and be earning ASAP?