Teaching ESL abroad is a challenge. One of the first challenges with continuing overseas is transportation to your host country. In addition to the United States and Canada, most countries use public transport or mass transportation to turn their population around. If you have a chance to go to New York or Chicago, then use those cities that will train you before you leave. Chicago has elevated trains for passengers as well as regular trains and buses. New York has a subway and shares taxis. Tails shared by taxi usually follow the path and hold from six to twenty people depending on how many can be jumbled. The Philippines is called Jeepnease. In Turkey they are called Dolmush. They will usually take you to the routes beyond the standard bus routes that follow, but not always. Many young people will recognize you as an alien and want to practice an English conversation with you. Some of them are free to learn English and need an original speaker to practice their conversation skills. It will often be very useful if you need it.
Buses are a common mode of transportation between cities. Buses from most countries are fantastic. Some even have managers who serve tea and snacks while traveling. Bathroom amenities in public transport can be quite bad, so you go for it. Also, you always have the necessary hygienic products and anti-diarrheal medicine with you at all times. Doors on the doors, arms, and hands of other people are the way to get sick, so wash them, wash them and wash them again after a trip. Bus lines often offer you the option of buying one-way or return travel tickets. Always buy a ticket for a return trip. You may want to take a bypass road, but at least you have a home trip. If the buses do not sell many times, this slot will be canceled and potentially left alone.
Taxi companies are the last in the list because of the costs and isolation they create between you and the local culture. They are first expensive at ESL teachers' wages. Even if they are affordable, it is very easy to take a driver who did not turn on the meter or took you for a joy of joy and wants a full show. This can break your budget into a bad taxi ride. However, hold plenty of money in your pocket to jump in one during a nightmare or other emergency. Another and more important reason for avoiding taxis is to isolate you from local culture. Other teachers and students will be in public transport. Many good relationships are born and new things learned from conversations in a line at a station or bus station. It also shows them that you are not better than just one of them.
The only way of transportation that you do not want to buy is local footwear. Have at least two pair of shoes that have good support you can stand all day while teaching, then walk five miles. You will be happier and healthier for them. Learning to use and drive local transportation is in your best financial and social interest.