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Resigning from an International Teaching Position

Resigning from an International Teaching Position

After you’ve accepted your international teaching position and have gotten all your necessary documents in order, you will need to complete any last-minute arrangements.

It may be difficult to remember everything that will be needed to be done to make the transition. I’ve assembled a few essential items that you should address.

Sort out your domestic tax situation while you are living and working abroad. Look into the tax implications of working overseas for your particular country. There are many other steps to consider when becoming an international teacher.

For example, if you are a Canadian or US citizen, you must submit an annual tax return. You will need to contact your local tax office before you leave as you may have to provide specific evidence of your employment abroad.

Before contacting your local tax department, you should determine the amount of tax you will be required to pay in your host country because this may affect your tax commitment at home.

Check with your healthcare professional about which vaccinations you will need to travel to your host country. Even if you are going to a country, you wouldn’t think would require vaccinations. It’s important to know that you are up-to-date.

I would recommend getting a physical before you leave as well. When you arrange to get the checkup, you should arrange to get boosters of the ones you’ve already had to make sure that you are up-to-date.

Tell your doctor you will be staying in the country for an extended period so they can make sure you remain vaccinated during the whole of your stay. Once you receive all of your vaccinations, get a World Health Organization (WHO) International Certificate of Vaccination and keep it with the rest of your essential documents.

As well, if you have any special medical needs, get a copy of the needed medical documents, so if you fall ill in your host country, the doctors there will have the necessary medical information and your medical history.

You will need to decide what you are going to do about travel insurance. It is definitely worth your while to purchase travel insurance for the trip to your new country. You will have the option of getting travel insurance for the duration of your stay. Make sure you know what your travel insurance covers before you buy any.

As exciting as your trip to your new host country will be, you need to ensure you take care of these important matters before you leave. Once these things have been taken care of, you will be free to fully enjoy your international teaching placement with the assurance these crucial issues have been taken care of promptly.

Don’t rush on choosing a location to work. You need to confirm it will be the right country for you.