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1. Posted by Luola (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y

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 ]

2. Posted by Appro (Budding Member 41 posts) 7y

I'm not a teacher, so can't offer any decent advice there. But, in terms of the UK I'd avoid London or the South East generally. Living costs are much higher and a teacher's salary won't stretch that far.

I believe the UK is always looking for good teachers, so hopefully you'll be able to take your pick. Fingers crossed.

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4. Posted by prettychin (Budding Member 9 posts) 7y

I suppose you can come to live in the countryside, particularly in Derbyshire. The area is scenery and peaceful. The people in the countryside is very nice and friendly, not like people in the urban or city. You could contact with local school to get a job there. Of course living cost is not as higher as the cost in the city, but it will fine for you to live and travel from there to other places by public transportation or your car. All services are good.

I have some friends living in Matlock, Derbyshire, England.

Take your time to decide where you will come to live.

Cheers,

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