Top 10 Places to Take Your TEFL Course in Spring
Spring is the perfect time of the year to get out there and explore the world! These are the top 10 places to take your TEFL certification course in the springtime.
1. Tokyo, Japan
What better place to experience spring than in beautiful Japan? During the spring season, the entire country is painted in pastel pink cherry blossoms and the capital of Tokyo is an especially great place to see them. Take a boat ride on a blossom-lined stream in a traditional Japanese boat or hike up to see Mt. Fuji surrounded by cherry trees. The choice is all yours how you want to spend your spring in Japan!
2. Rome, Italy
Most tourists visit Rome during the summer months. If you want to escape the masses and baking hot temperatures, spring is your best bet. Explore world-class attractions, such as the Colosseum, the Roman Forum or visit the Vatican during your TEFL course in Rome. Don’t forget to try your way through the delicious local Italian cuisine while you’re there! You won’t be disappointed.
3. Shanghai, China
With China being the largest market for EFL teachers in the world, it’s no surprise that Shanghai is at the forefront of top teaching destinations. Spring is the ideal time to visit as it’s warm but not too hot, allowing you to easily explore all the amazing attractions the city has to offer. Admire the mix of old and new in the city in the bustling Bund or the historic former French Concession. Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it in Shanghai!
4. Kathmandu, Nepal
Nepal is one of the most spiritual places in the world and is said to be the place where the Buddha was born in the 6th century BC. The capital of Kathmandu is the country’s heart and houses some of the holiest landmarks and structures in the Buddhist belief. Spring in Nepal is a popular season to go hiking and trekking. On top of that, spring has a lot of great festivals, including Holi in March and the Nepalese New Year in April.
5. Limerick, Ireland
While Ireland is green year-round, springtime is really when nature comes back to life. Hiking and trekking opportunities are abundant, as are visits to its beautiful coasts. Limerick is a great place to be based while taking your TEFL course in Ireland, as it allows you to explore all parts of the country in a very short distance. Plus, celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland in spring is certainly something you will remember forever.
Also read: Top Tips for Teaching English in Europe
6. Cusco, Peru
Explore the ancient village of the Inca at Cusco in Peru in spring and take your TEFL course along the way! The spring months are the ideal time to visit Peru as the temperatures aren’t too hot, but warm enough to enjoy the wild outdoors. Besides the ancient Inca town of Macchu Pichu, you can also visit picturesque coastal towns and beaches, the Nazca Desert with its famous Nazca Lines, and lush tropical jungle.
7. Florence, Italy
Our second Italian destination on this list is Florence. Florence is a true gem for those interested in art and culture. Spring in Florence is especially beautiful as the local flora and fauna come back to life after the cold winter. Art enthusiasts should definitely check out the Uffizi Galleries, one of the most important Italian museums. It is also one of the largest in the world and holds a collection of priceless works, particularly from the period of the Italian Renaissance.
8. Athens, Greece
Athens is one of those destinations that is on everyone’s bucket list. It’s got everything travelers are looking for: culture, history, great food and amazing scenery. Spring is ideal as the weather is warm but not as hot as in the summer months. This will allow you to explore sites like the Acropolis, the Parthenon or the Panathenaic Stadium with great ease. Taking your TEFL course in Athens also allows you to visit iconic locations nearby, such as the world-famous Delphi or the dream island of Santorini (where you can also take an ITTT in-class TEFL course, by the way).
9. Phuket, Thailand
If you are looking for a tropical destination in Asia to take your TEFL course this spring, Phuket in Thailand might be just the right location! Phuket is a popular vacation destination for people from all around the world because of its premier beaches and proximity to other laid-back islands in the Andaman Sea. Head here for fun in the sun, while taking your TEFL course in Thailand.
10. Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
While the temperatures don’t change much throughout the year in Costa Rica, spring is a great time of the year to visit. Spring in Costa Rica is part of the dry season and sees more sunlight and less humidity, making it a great time for exploring. Costa Rica is home to a number of fascinating national parks, including the Manuel Antonio National Park, that encompasses rugged rainforest, white-sand beaches, and coral reefs. Another popular park is the Arenal Volcano National Park. It’s especially known for its hot springs, active Arenal Volcano, wild jaguars and tree frogs.
Get started and take our in-class TEFL certification course in Manuel Antonio and find out more about living and working in Costa Rica in our country guide.
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