Is TEFL worth it?
The honest truth is that it depends on your personality. Many people find it difficult to adapt to foreign climates, different working conditions, and the flexibility that is required to live in a foreign culture. There is the issue of culture shock, homesickness, and adjusting to teaching, which is a demanding job at times.
However, for those who enjoy it, it’s no doubt worth it. It can be emotionally and financially rewarding, offer you a degree of freedom and flexibility that is rare in other fields, and afford you opportunities that you’d never have stewing away in an office.
TEFL isn’t as easy as people think, and a lot of people find it tough. But, for many of us, we wouldn’t choose anything else