Choosing where to teach English as a foreign language can be difficult. There are many places around the globe to select from, each with their own attractions. There are several reasons why people choose Africa as their preferred destination to land a teaching job. Here are a few of them:
1. The Unique Landscape
Africa is home to a huge diversity of wildlife unmatched in the rest of the world. Rhinos, lions, cheetahs, zebras, hippos, and more dot the landscape of Sub-Saharan Africa. Millions of people come to the continent each year just to see these amazing creatures alone. You are bound to get some opportunities to see them yourself when you are in Africa as a teacher.
Africa also has some stunning scenery and nearly every type of landform can be discovered across the continent.
Mount Kilimanjaro, the site of three volcanic cones, peaks at an elevation of 4,900 meters (16,100 ft). It is the impressive product of millions of years of tectonic plate activity. The mountain is one of the most popular destinations for adventurers — many mountain climbers visit every year.
In Central Africa, around the Congo River Basin, lush rainforests house tons of natural wonders. Grassland savannahs, most famously the Serengeti, also cover the Central Africa region.
To the north, the Sahara desert dominates. It is the world’s largest desert.
2. Special Cultures
Most of the African ethnic makeup is tribal, with each tribe possessing unique attributes. Exploring these rich legacies is a major point of interest for researchers and visitors alike.
Although many African nations have developed substantially in recent decades, many more still practice their traditional lifestyles to one degree or another.
3. Discover the Origins of Mankind
Modern scientists have conclusively proven that humans originated in Africa, commonly called the “out of Africa” theory. To this day, Africa is home to an impressive roster of primate species, including the chimpanzee – the closest known living relative to homo sapiens in the evolutionary chain.
Overall, teaching in Africa is likely to present experiences that you will struggle to find anywhere else on the planet.