FAQ

Who are your partners?

XploreAsia – Asia TravelBud handle the majority of the application process and pre-departure support, while XploreAsia are based in Hua Hin in Thailand, and have offices in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam and Yangon in Myanmar, and focus on running the TEFL/TESOL...

What if I have a beard and tattoos?

Piercings and tattoos could be a factor in them being rejected from the program. The reason for this is because schools in Asia are rather stern on keeping a uniformed aesthetic pertaining to teachers appearance. They are conservative and might require you to cut your...

Are Koreans racist?

Korea has become one of the leading Asian countries to be open to teachers of different ethnicities. Yes, there is a systemic racism in Asia that is not malicious but stems from the fact that not many Koreans have been exposed to many ethnic groups from around the...

Why is the Enrollment fee non-refundable?

When you sign up, we secure a spot out of our partner school network and may reject other teachers on the premise that the spot is taken. We make it non-refundable so that only those that are serious have their spots reserved. This means we’re not rejecting...

What does the fee cover?

What is included in the TravelBud enrollment fee? Pre-departure Support As soon as you pay your deposit, your pre-departure support kicks off. From that moment on, TravelBud will be on call to answer all your questions and provide all the support and guidance you...

Is TravelBud legit?

TravelBud has been operating since 2013 and is based in Cape Town, South Africa. It is a registered company in South Africa under the name TravelBud Holdings (PTY) LTD.  We publish Friday live videos from our staff regularly along with FAQ videos on our YouTube...

Will I get lonely?

You’ll be invited to Facebook groups to interact and meetup with other teachers like yourself Our partners are always close by and available 24/7 for catchups and help Placements with other teacher travelers are either in same schools or there will be another...

Why the cost when other programs are much cheaper?

PARTNER FEATURES / HIGHLIGHTS: Other programs offer no networking or events Our partner offers welcome dinners, barbeques, teacher meetups, Skype calls etc. Other programs don’t offer cultural orientation Orientation is an important step in helping you integrate,...

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