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Old 03-24-2013, 06:44 PM
 
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For those who have worked in Asia, how did you get a job working in those countries?
Is it from American company transfer or did you get a job other way?
Also can American citizen just go to the country and get a job? How does that work with work permit?
We are trying to get a job in Korea or other above countries but we hear that it is hard to get a job when you live in America and not local.
How did you get a chance to live in Asia?
TIA
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:07 AM
 
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You need to be hired first, and then apply for a work visa.
It is possible to use a tourist visa to enter the country first and then change your visa status.

Many English teachers do get hired when they live in the US.
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:14 PM
 
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You need to be hired first, and then apply for a work visa.
It is possible to use a tourist visa to enter the country first and then change your visa status.

Many English teachers do get hired when they live in the US.
Exactly!
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Old 03-26-2013, 04:37 AM
 
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For those who have worked in Asia, how did you get a job working in those countries?
Is it from American company transfer or did you get a job other way?
Also can American citizen just go to the country and get a job? How does that work with work permit?
We are trying to get a job in Korea or other above countries but we hear that it is hard to get a job when you live in America and not local.
How did you get a chance to live in Asia?
TIA
The majority do it by teaching English. Your english school will sponsor you for the work visa.

It's easier to just attain the job through the internet. Although, of course you risk that the employer might be problematic since you've both agreeing sight unseen. They also run the risk that you'd fail as an employee. So, it goes two ways, but definitely the easiest way to get abroad and working initially.

View the job boards on 'Dave's ESL Cafe'. You can search for that website, and navigate for the jobs boards there. The majority will be in South Korea, followed closely by China. Japan will have some as well though.

You're really in luck if South Korea is your goal/destination. They pay relatively well in the ESL teaching scene, and there is enormous demand for ESL teachers, or anyone with a college degree, and from the U.S. In Korea, you don't need to be qualified to teach, you just have to have a degree in anything that says you spent 4 years in college, plus a passport from either the US, Canada, NZ, Australia, UK, Ireland, or South Africa. If you have that, you'll easily easily easily attain a job in South Korea through the internet.

If you are lacking a college degree, and aren't qualified in any other way whatsoever, but still happen to have one of those passports, than China would take you sight-unseen no problem whatsoever. Pay is a lot lower though, but kind of the second-rate one.

Regarding Japan. It's much more professional, and you'll need to be qualified for most jobs. But there are a few programs that just take recent college graduates as 'cultural ambassadors' or 'esl teachers'. JET Program and a few others.

But generally speaking, South Korea is your best bet for ESL teaching, particularly if you have some debt back home you are trying to pay off, and if you are generally unqualified as well. China, isn't so good if you have debt you want to pay off back home. But would still quickly take the unqualified foreigner.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:20 AM
 
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But generally speaking, South Korea is your best bet for ESL teaching, particularly if you have some debt back home you are trying to pay off, and if you are generally unqualified as well. China, isn't so good if you have debt you want to pay off back home. But would still quickly take the unqualified foreigner.
Additionally, China is much larger and more diverse than Korea and Japan.
Therefore, working in Shanghai would be very different from working in Yunnan.
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:50 AM
 
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Default Visa For Teaching In South Korea

I have been offered a position by an Academy in the northern part of South Korea. I had to go to the South Korean Embassy here in Miami to submit documentation for a visa and will be picking it up next week. The whole process takes about 2 weeks.
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