Whether you're a college student, a recent graduate, or an adventurer who wants to live overseas, teaching English abroad can be a great way to immerse yourself in a different culture. However, getting an English teaching job isn't as easy as hopping on a plane. You'll want to obtain certification and you'll need to compile the appropriate documents before heading to another country. Also, you want to make sure you'll get a position with a reputable organization — so, it’s important to ask the right questions before you accept a job. English as a foreign language (EFL) teachers come from a variety of backgrounds. Some have professional degrees in teaching English as a foreign language (click here to learn about an EFL master's program), and others earn their certification because they want to experience life in another country. No matter what your background or motivation for teaching, you can take proactive steps to increase your chances of having a positive experience.