Travel hacks and tips
If you fancy a career teaching overseas and plan to take your next role in a UK classroom, you’ll need to make sure you have everything you need.
That’s when knowing how to pack effectively, and relatively light, can come in handy – here we have an array of useful travel hacks and tips that can help make travelling to a new country that little bit easier.
Scan all your important documents
Before you travel, scan copies of your essential documents and email them to yourself so you have them on file. You may also want to save copies on your phone and print out the documents to ensure you always have everything to hand.
Look for deals
With online comparison sites and other websites providing an abundance of flight information, do your research before travelling and look to be flexible. While travelling early or late might not be the most convenient option, it could be considerably cheaper. Check out flights the day before and after you wish to travel too, to make sure you’ve picked the most cost effective day to fly.
Be strict on packing
You don’t need to take everything with you when you move to the UK, and you can afford to be picky when it comes to packing. You can always pick up items when you arrive and it can help to keep the weight of your bags down – after all, you don’t want to be lugging heavy bags if you don’t need to.
Prepare for the flight
Long-haul flights can be tough, especially if you haven’t prepared in advance. Download music, audio books or digital readers onto your phone or tablet before you leave – that way you can rely on your own wi-fi and won’t need to pay for it on the plane. And the more you download, the more entertainment you’ll have for when you land too.
Grab those portable chargers
With a reliance on technology comes a need to ensure that devices are adequately charged. Portable chargers are useful not just on the plane, but also in the classroom when you take up your new teaching role. Depending on how much you use your phone and tablet, you may even want to take more than one charger with you!
Check the process for gaining qualified teacher status
The good news for teachers from Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA, is that if you’re already qualified to teach in your home country, you might be able to get qualified teacher status in England without more training or assessment. You can find more information on our blog here.
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