There is a strong demand for English-Foreign-Language Teachers in Russia at the moment, especially in the larger cities. With the opportunity to earn on average between $500 and $2000 a month and some schools even offering reimbursed airfare after the completion of your contract, which is generally a twelve-month commitment, Russian larger cities are expensive, so unless your employer is providing accommodations, you will need to ensure your salary is on the upper end of the pay scale. The cost of living is much less expensive outside of the bigger cities, but western amenities that you may be use to, will most likely not be available.
Most jobs can be found via online job boards and it is best to arrange a job before traveling to Russia. As with any ESL teaching job be sure and do your research and make sure this is the type of job you are looking for.
If this sounds like something that you might be interested in, then you will require a Bachelors degree and a TEFL Certification. You’ll also need to get your employer to arrange a visa for you.
If you’re looking to experience the cultural and architectural highlights of Russia, then stick to the European cities, west of the Urals. However, if you’re looking to get off the beaten track to experience Russia’s great outdoors, then make sure you make time for the immeasurable spaces of Siberia and the Far East.
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