Diane O'Donnell Overseas Recruiter
"I spent four wonderful years teaching in Asia and had the time of my life! Taking the plunge and moving overseas was truly the best decision I have ever made. I taught in Japan for one year after receiving my bachelor degree, and four years later I worked with Aclipse (yes - they were my recruiters too!) and moved to Seoul where I stayed for three years. I'll never forget the experiences I had while living overseas: traveling all over Asia, discovering new and amazing foods, spending entire days wondering through temples and markets, making new friends from all over the world, and discovering a passion for teaching. I am thrilled that I now have the opportunity to help others experience the same"
Colette Neville Overseas Recruiter
"I was about to graduate from the University of Western Ontario with my education degree, when I saw an ad to teach English in Japan. It piqued my interest so I immediately applied. After all, what better way to gain teaching experience and travel to a part of the world I had always been fascinated with, right? Soon after, I boarded a plane bound for Tokyo and what started as year of living overseas quickly turned into five! There was never a shortage of things to do...from spending a day visiting one of Japan's many historical sites, to eating in one of thousands of amazing restaurants, to dancing the night away in a downtown nightclub, or just hanging out in a park under the cherry blossoms in the spring. I also traveled to places like Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Guam, and Hong Kong. I loved my job teaching English and really felt like I made a difference with my students. I enjoyed the opportunity to make friends with other teachers from over the world, as well as some fellow Canadians. Finally, I’m proud to say that I was offered several promotions that helped me develop and expand my professional skills. No matter what country one goes to, teaching overseas is an adventure that you will never regret and never forget!"
Kate Collins Overseas Recruiter
"Best decision of my life! This is what I tell new candidates all the time. After graduating with a BA from Boston College, I was looking for something new, different, and exciting. I had the opportunity to attend graduate school and earn a MA degree while living and working in China. During my first year in China, I taught English and Western Culture to university students while also completing my studies. I fell in love with the country, people, culture, food, and everything that goes into being an expat. I stayed another three years teaching children from age 2 through university and enjoyed every minute of it. I learned more from my teaching experience and students than I have in any other job. It was such a rewarding experience to know that you made an impact in students' lives and opened their eyes to possibilities beyond their hometown. I was not only able to travel through China, but also had the opportunity to travel through over 25 other countries during my time abroad. I have made lifelong friendships with people from all around the world and I am fortunate to be able to impart my knowledge onto new teachers thinking about working abroad at Aclipse."
Jessica Keil Overseas Recruiter
"After getting my B.A. in political science in St. Louis in 2012, my decision to move to South Korea and teach English wasn’t the most obvious “next step”. But, I’ve always loved international politics, traveling, and (believe it or not!) grammar, so the job was a perfect fit. I’d heard about Aclipse through a friend of a friend, applied via this very website, and within the year landed my feet in Busan, South Korea. Since that day, I have taught at ChungDahm Learning's Busan-jin and Gwangan franchises, visited 12 new countries, paid off my student debt, increased my life savings, and made more friends from around the world than I can count. Going overseas to teach was the best decision of my life, both financially and emotionally. And now I’m here to help you with any questions you might have as you prepare for this life-changing experience. Who better to ask than someone who has been there, done that?"
Brendan Boyce Marketing Manager
"Although I have never taught abroad, one of my passions is traveling and getting to experience the many diverse cultures throughout the world. Some of my favorite countries I have traveled to so far have been Japan, Thailand and Ireland. As the Marketing Manager for Aclipse I enjoy getting to share the awesome adventures and experiences had by current teachers in Korea and China with those who are eager to teach abroad as well. Everyday when I read a blog or social media post by someone who has used Aclipse and is currently abroad I immediately become jealous that I am not in their shoes."