Currently I am working towards an elementary education degree in the United States. I am in my second year of college in North Carolina. I would like to live in England after I finish with school. I am aware that I have a lot of work to do in order to make this dream a reality and have been looking at information on www.teachabroad.com and bluewave (which is a teacher recruitment agency for the UK). I will be as young as 23, depending on how soon I can find a job and make the move. I will be living on my own, completely starting fresh and knowing no one.
What I am wondering is where would be best for an aspiring teacher to live. I am looking for somewhere safe and friendly, seeing as that I will be in great need of making friends. Also a relatively cheap cost of living for my teacher's salary. Are there any cities in a shortage of teachers that will increase my chances of getting a job?
Thank you for any replies!
Edit: Though I currently have a car in America... I'm not sure whether or not I will have it in England. It would be pricey to ship it and I'm not sure I will be able to purchase another once I get there. So perhaps somewhere with public transportation would be best.
[ Edit: Edited on 22-Jun-2009, at 18:24 by Luola ]