Teaching overseas offers a new challenge, the opportunity to move up the leadership ladder and the potential for a higher salary, as many of the countries in which you work enable you to earn tax-free.

Alongside Australia and UAE, China has been one of the most popular destinations for native English-speaking teachers to flock.

The demand for native English-speaking teachers has rocketed in recent years, as more and more Chinese parents are looking internationally for their children’s futures.

Some teachers have been pleasantly surprised with teaching in China, staying in the country much longer than anticipated.

“What originally began as a one-year break from my home country has turned into a multi-year and potentially lifetime career in China,” Adam John Privitera, academic research and AP psychology teacher at Vanke Meisha Academy in Shenzhen said.