“I can see a lot of benefits — teaching experience is always good. It will be very good work experience. How many people can say that they spent a year working abroad? It’s a full-time paying job too, so I guess it’s pretty cool that I have that guaranteed for 12 months after graduating.”
Many students and recent grads choose to teach English in foreign countries, either as a break between academic years or shortly after graduation. Liam Caldwell, a McMaster alumnus with an honours BA in French literature, spent a year teaching English in France.
We need to stop looking at what our degrees will gain us and instead look at how they will enhance us. Maybe they won’t give us a golden ticket into the career of our dreams, but they will expand our minds and give us credibility.