“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.