Teach in the Middle East
Fascinating, ancient spell-binding
Middle East Overview
It’s fair to say that there is far more to the Middle East than the images portrayed in the media and discarding the entire region because of what you read and see means you are missing out on the opportunity of a lifetime. A striking blend of landscapes and cultures, warm, welcoming people, stark beautiful terrains, captivating ancient civilizations, astonishing architecture, and breath-taking vistas are only a few of the reasons why more and more teachers are drawn to this region of the world. Take a swim in the incredibly buoyant and mineral-rich waters of one of the most spectacular natural and spiritual landscapes in the world – the Dead Sea! Go dune bashing in four by fours in the desert and then sleep under a star-lit sky! Wherever you go in the Middle East and whatever you do, the sights and sounds of the passage of centuries where the ancient world still lives and breathes will stay with you forever.
Prospects for Teachers
For qualified and experienced educators, Middle Eastern countries are an excellent employment option because the oil industry has typically allowed for highly competitive salaries and remuneration packages. Today, hundreds of educators use teaching as their means to explore a region of the world which would normally be inaccessible to them. Since high salaries are the norm here, competition for educators can be much fiercer than in other parts of the world. Very rarely are short contracts offered and they typically run from 12 months to two years. Today, the Middle East still remains a politically, culturally, and religiously sensitive region. Just as with any job abroad, teachers should do a lot of research in order to minimize culture shock and ensure they are comfortable assimilating into the region.