How to Begin your Teaching Adventure in Asia?


How often do you think about taking a year or two off, packing your backs, taking your kids and just getting away from it all?

Or, maybe from time to time you experience a sudden urge to change your life dramatically and start all over yet again!


We belong to the second group and really can’t help it, but every half a year or so we just need to move on. We sometimes find it inconvenient but in the end your heart’s call is a lot stronger that your mind and your relatives telling your that you need to settle down for good.

If you also belong to this group or maybe you are considering a change in your life, then for sure you will be looking for options that help you make your dreams come true. Have you ever dreamt of living in Thailand, China, South Korea or other tropical country and teaching English to the locals there? If you have but don’t know how to move on, then why don’t you listen to people who have already done this. They will have a story to tell you, give you some good advice or simply show you where to start.

Here’s the story of Kevin Meldau, a guy who you need to talk to if you’re thinking of making the big move! He’s your “know it all” guy!


_MG_0204_TPP“The story of Global Teaching Adventures begins in Thailand in the early 2000’s. I first visited Thailand for holiday and fell completely in love with the country, the people, the culture, and the food. When it was time to go back home something inside of me just couldn’t part with this place and it was at the airport just as I landed back in South Africa that I purchased my return ticket to Thailand and never looked back; that was my sliding door moment, where I knew my life was going to change completely. I met up with a group of friends in the popular Khao San Road backpacking area where we found an ad looking for English teachers to offer English classes in exchange for room and board. This was perfect since I depleted my holiday fund and now had to figure out how I was going to stay in Thailand.

In the early 2000s Northern Thailand was still relatively unknown to foreign tourists, especially the small towns in Thailand. We would often be sleeping on the floor in the schools and we often communicated what we could with monks that lived in the area. They fed us homemade Thai food and welcomed us with those famous Thai smiles. Some of these areas were so remote that we had to hike through the mountain to temples or small, local schools where our English classes got out by word of mouth.


What initially thought would be several months turned into two years. This was one of the most exciting times of my life; living without, meeting new people, and seeing the joy on the kids’ faces are memories I hold very close to my heart. This is what finally inspired me to re-create this type of lifestyle for other people. I had to create a more sustainable life for myself in Thailand, and the only way I could do that was to create my own company, Global Teaching Adventures, and offer paid teaching jobs in Thailand, China and South Korea to people from around the world.”

Don’t wait! Contact Kevin Meldau now to begin your amazing Teaching Adventure!


Global Teaching Adventures logo

You may also like...

4 Responses

  1. Elliott says:

    Highly descriptive article, I loved that bit. Will
    there be a part 2?

  2. Kids'n'Go says:

    We’re happy you liked it. Sure, it will be great to have continuation and we are now waiting for more blogs from Kevin Meldau – the owner of Global Teaching Adventures in Asia. We’re planning to publish the whole series of articles on Thailand, South Korea and China offering more information on these countries as well as teaching experience.

  1. April 2, 2015

    […] is located in the Isaan province of Thailand and is known as the gateway to northern Thailand. You may or may not have heard, but northern Korat Thailand and southern Thailand are almost two […]

  2. April 2, 2015

    […] is located in the Isaan province of Thailand and is known as the gateway to northern Thailand. You may or may not have heard, but northern Korat Thailand and southern Thailand are almost two […]

%d bloggers like this: