By Daniel Cariello
BA Hons English Literature graduate
Based in Southern Europe, Croatia offers a wide range of pleasures to suit the timeless and the trendy. The Southern coastline offers fantastic scenery, with magnificently calming blue oceans and the wide ranging archipelago of islands, which are an amazing sight. All-encompassing mountains covered in vegetation create an angelic spectacle. There are 1185 islands in total, many of which have been purchased by the rich and famous. This should give you an idea of how sought after this paradise is. Affordable Mediterranean cruises are on offer constantly making this haven easily accessible to you if you want to get involved with a TEFL course in Croatia.
But don’t make the mistake of thinking that the spectacular coastline is all that Croatia has to offer. Maybe you’re not a beach person? Well never fear as popular cities, Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Dalmatia (to name a few). offer fantastic restaurants, bars, culture, architecture and a nightlife that seems to never end despite the city being amid so many ancient ruins. Croatia therefore has a rich and interesting history while still providing you with the opportunity to launch yourself into a labyrinth of hedonism and debauchery should you desire.
By now I assume you’re more than eager to board the next flight to Croatia and begin your tropical adventure. But first you will need a TEFL certification and will have to check out visa requirements. Flights to Croatia can vary from affordable to reasonably expensive depending on service provider, but the cost of living there is very affordable.
Finally, it is worth noting that for one week late every summer, Outlook Festival brings itself to the Croatian islands. If you’re a fan of reggae, electronic music or hip-hop then this is a must. As far as partying in a tropical paradise goes this is up there with Thailand’s Full Moon Party and tubing in Laos.
I am going to Croatia in September to a festival. I am a fully qualified English teacher, with a Literacy specialism. I am thinking of staying over there to try and find a job with my CV at hand.
I am wondering if you could give me any advice on this and what is the best root to take?
I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to go teach English in Croatia but there is just no resources on the internet to help me. Also I am worried I will only break even there because I know the cost of living is fairly high!
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