I am an Australian man in my late 40s. I have a 20 year old business diploma from an Australian vocational institute (equal to 2 years of study although I did it part time over 4 years) and a TESOL.
Five years ago I was retrenched from my job in Australia, found it tough getting a new job, went through a divorce, came to China to teach English (1 college and 1 university) and I've been here for 3 years. The divorce left me financially weak.
I want to move on to South Korea or Taiwan to earn a higher salary. I checked out online degrees but simply couldn't afford the tuition fees from 'mainstream' universities. I settled on Clayton University of Hong Kong ( http://www.culhk.com/Index.html
) which offers a Portfolio Assessment Program. Clayton give credits for a wide variety of (minimum 4 week duration) courses undertaken during one's life.
I had to give Clayton copies of my high school certificate and college diploma. I was evaluated as having to do 6 out of 22 subjects to get a degree in accounting & finance. I am actually studying and I am required to submit assignments and papers. Also, I have a local mentor.
It was recently suggested to me that a degree from Clayton University will not be recognized in South Korea or Taiwan. How and where can I find out?
I'm keeping my fingers crossed for some helpful and informative replies.