Gary After finishing grad school, I tried my best to find a decent job. Rent and student loans meant that I was never able to save any money. Besides, even if I had the money, I had no vacation time.

But then I discovered teaching overseas, and I haven't looked back since! I've been teaching in Asia for over seven years and now I'm at the top of the "ESL Job Ladder"

I work an average of 15 hours per week and travel during my 4 month's of annual vacation - That's 4 months of paid vacation. So when I get back from laying on the beach there's more money in my account than when I left. My contract gives me a free house, and I'm virtually tax free. It's safe to say that I'll be teaching English for many years to come!

Gary Kennedy | (Montreal, Canada)

Ben When I started my first job search, over 10 years ago, I never thought I'd be an overseas teacher for 10 years.

As a certified teacher from the United States, I can easily go back to the US and get a job, but I always tell people when they ask - "Why would I?" I've been in this profession for a long time now and look forward to staying abroad for a long time to come.

I've been able to see and experience some amazing things, travel to all the places I've dreamed of, and met some great people from around the world- including my fiance.

Ben May | (Florida, USA)