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I live in London (which is great because a lot of different people come here to live/work/vacation etc…)

although it would be hella epic to go to Asia and have a lot of fun!

Any ideas how to do that? other than a vacation,

i may do a TEFL Course to learn to teach english…


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You don't need a TEFL course to teach English in Asia, you just need a Uni degree. That's the minimum requirement.

If you have a Master's then you could potentially teach at a Uni.

What really matters is the country you want to go to. Seoul, South Korea has one of the best pickup communities but it's notoriously difficult there. Japan is a good midway, not nearly as difficult, really quality women, and nice lifestyle. But it's expensive and the community there isn't so great, so you'd often be picking up alone.

Shanghai and Chengdu, China are pretty good. Nice quality women, low expensese, good community. But you have to have a certain fortitude to handle mainland China. Taipei, Taiwan is ok if you want primarily one night stands, but like Japan, the community isn't that great for pickup.

So I'd boil it down to where you want to go. Weigh the pros and cons of each place, or you can also ask our opinion and we'll give you our feedback.

Japan and Seoul need the highest initial savings and the highest quality of life. Seoul needs more upfront money but isn't so expensive over the longterm while Japan is more expensive overall. China is the best option on a tight budget.

I didn't mention Southeast Asia which aren't bad choices either, if you care more about lifestyle and climate and want the women to be more receptive to your advances.

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Also, depending on what other skills you have, you may be able to find non-English teaching jobs in Shanghai (or other parts of China), Hong Kong, or Thailand especially.

It's very difficult, no matter what your skills, to get anything but teaching jobs in Japan and Korea.

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In 2016, I got offered by a few places to do a teaching gig just south of Seoul with absolutely no experience in teaching. I didn't take it because I chose my promotion at my current workplace.

However,  I may say that age had some kind of factor, so if you're a bit older you may need to justify that if you have no teaching experience. They asked me as a 27-28 year old in 2016 with no teaching experience what happened and basically said "you're a bit older than most candidates, why?". But, don't let that deter you from applying though.


Good luck with it.

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