The predominant religions in South East Asia are Islam, Buddhism and folk religions. In Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia, Muslims are in the majority, whereas the populations of countries such as Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand are mainly Buddhist. Although some people groups have significant numbers of believers, many remain unreached.
Universities and colleges employ expats to teach a wide variety of languages, including English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Filipino (Tagalog), Japanese, Korean and Chinese (Mandarin). You will have the opportunity to build relationships and share your faith with colleagues at work and friends that you make on campus and in the area where you live.
The weather is tropical and the people are very hospitable. The region is developing fast and becoming more urbanised. However, much of the traditional culture still remains. Many young people go to the cities to study and there is a big demand for university/college education.
- an initial period of language study and cultural adaptation in-country, followed by work as a language teacher
- building relationships with colleagues and friends
- meeting for fellowship and working together with other like-minded people
A language degree and/or a certificate in teaching a foreign language (or equivalent)
-Able to maintain good spiritual health in the face of both practical and spiritual challenges
-Having a learning and flexible attitude and willing to respect local expectations, such as interactions with people of the opposite sex
-Willing to work together with people of different nationalities with mutual accountability
*Australian citizens and/or residents only