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Overview of Teaching Overseas

BC certified offshore schools are privately operated schools that offer the BC curriculum to students outside British Columbia, Canada. There are locations in ten countries, including China, Thailand, Taiwan, Japan, Kazakhstan, Egypt, Qatar, France, Colombia and the Kingdom of Bahrain.

In addition to experiencing a new culture and the opportunity to travel, BC teachers enjoy a variety of advantages and benefits while teaching abroad:

  • Gain relevant experience teaching the BC curriculum
  • Develop and sharpen your professional teaching skills
  • Make lifelong connections with educators from around the world
  • Become a global citizen and experience different worldviews
  • Become an informal ambassador to share Canadian culture
  • Save money and pay off your student loans
  • Make lifelong connections with educators, administrators, students, and families from around the world

The BC government annually inspects offshore schools to ensure compliance with the requirements of the BC Global Education program. As an operating requirement, BC-certified offshore schools must employ BC-certified teachers.

Teaching in China

Teaching in China offers a myriad of opportunities for employment and professional development as well as travel and adventure.

Five BC-certified offshore operators have schools in various regions of China. As such, there are a variety of destinations and work sites for BC educators to explore in China.

Learn more about teaching overseas in China.

Teaching in Japan

The culture in Japan is homogenous and steeped in tradition. At the same time, it also borrows and assimilates many influences from other North American, Asian and European countries.

Learn more about teaching at Bunka Suginami Canadian International School (BSCIS) in Tokyo, Japan.

Teaching in Egypt

If you have a sense of adventure and you’re looking to travel around North Africa and the Middle East, teach in Egypt!

Learn more about teaching at British Columbia Canadian International School (BCCIS) in Cairo, Egypt.

Teaching in the Kingdom of Bahrain

Teaching in Bahrain offers a myriad of employment and professional benefits, social and cultural experiences as well as travel and adventure.

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Teaching in Thailand

Located in Southeast Asia, Thailand is a country with a thousand beaches. If you’re adventurous and looking for new life experiences, consider teaching in Bangkok.

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Teaching in Bangladesh

Located in South Asia, Bangladesh is a vibrant country known for its rich culture and lush landscapes. If you’re looking for adventure in a truly hidden gem of a country in Asia, consider teaching in Bangladesh.

Teaching in Qatar

Located on the shoreline of the Abrabian Gulf, Qatar is an ultra-modern country with a rich history. If you like to travel and seek unique life experiences, there is an opportunity for you!

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Teaching in Colombia

Located in the northwestern part of South America, Colombia is a country of diverse culture and breathtaking landscapes, featuring jungles, mountains, and stunning beaches. If you’re passionate about immersing yourself in local culture while exploring inspiring natural wonders, consider teaching in Colombia.

Teaching in France

Located in western Europe, France is a country known for its rich history and iconic landmarks. If you enjoy a mixture of bustling city streets and perusing the picturesque countryside, there is an opportunity for you!

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Teaching in Taiwan

Located in East Asia, the island of Taiwan is a captivating blend of modernity, tradition, and natural beauty. If you’re seeking a rewarding and immersive experience that combines professional growth with personal adventure, consider teaching in Taiwan.


Teaching in Kazakhstan

Located mostly in Central Asia, and a small part of Eastern Europe, Kazakhstan is a vast country with rich cultural heritage and warm hospitality. If you like to explore new horizons, including the desert, canyons, mountains and lakes, there is an opportunity for you in Kazakhstan!


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