Okay to start, i figured I'd go to the source, rather then the salesmen for the college, "another 3 years don't wooorrry". I'm 25, admittedly no qualifications, canadian (ontario) and trying to plan where to go next.
Ideally I wanted to teach abroad to explore a bit, see a different culture, and have my bases covered..as I'm sure most do, and I was hoping for a high school in an asian country. China, or Japan preferred. Maybe I'm being optimistic but it seems like it could be fun.
1. I need tefl obviously. But is there any limit on the teaching age for either of those countries? For example, that after 30 (would take me a few years to save, and get everything in gear to be a teacher) I wouldn't be allowed to?
2. Is there any website, or anything you'd recommend me to research beforehand, besides cultural, and location info?
3. Is it better to go for a regular room, or a homestay?
4. This is a bit off topic, but for those learning another language, is there a program or system you recommend? The two big one's I've been looking into are rosetta stone and pimsleur.
5. This may be a bit much but, would it be okay to PM someone to bounce ideas off of, and maybe help me set up where to go next?
6. I read a few posts before posting this, in your experience, is it possible to save at all? Of course - not a lot, but make some headway/put something away.
7. This is a personal one which I'm not expecting an answer, but how is being abroad for diabetics? I know in recent years it's become sort of 'popular' (diabeetus jokes) but that would be one of my main concerns -> insulin.
8. Is it better to take certification (tefl, certa) in the country (let's say for this example, japan) or should I get that before leaving?
Thanks in advance, I think I'll leave it here for now. I do have many more questions, but those can wait. And as corny as it may be, hope to hear from you soon.