Jen and I just had a phone interview with someone from Adventure Teaching and we’re both feeling really positive. It sounds like things will go much better than our time in Prague.
The interviewer was able to allay some of our concerns , one of the biggest being private schools. Jen and I have both heard horror stories about companies not honoring contracts or giving employees terrible terms. The mother of someone I knew growing up and who just arrived in Korea a few months ago recently intimated that her son gets no holidays!
The interviewer said public schools are generally more desirable work environments but that Adventure Teaching is pro-active in reviewing contract terms and maintains an on-going relationship with teachers once they arrive in their chosen destination. Sorry to sound like a mouthpiece for this recruiting company, but after our Prague experience, we’re very glad to know there will be somebody backing us up.
Now we need to bear down and start getting documentation together for our visas. I’ve never been so excited about dealing with government red tape! I’m sure we’ll have more posts about the visa process once we get underway.