Hoping to come to Chiang Mai
Hello to all! This is my first post and I hope I am in the correct area. I am looking for some guidance regarding a potential move to Chiang Mai.
I have been living in The Philippines for almost six years now. As an American, I find working here to be difficult. Even teaching jobs are difficult to find.
I am a young 65 year old male
I have my original college diploma with me (business admin) and it is legit.
I have a brief letter from the school system I taught in in the US confirming I did teach junior high school for two years. This letter is also legit.
No TELF or TESOL or the like.
I am currently receiving social security.
Now, my questions:
Are there opportunities for me to teach either business or English in Chiang Mai? I would like to find a proper school, for a reasonable wage. My intention would be to remain in Chiang Mai and remain with the same school. I realize that the wages will not be terrific, but with my retirement money each month (US$1,365) I am hoping to be on a solid footing.
Would a likely employer provide me with a work permit?
I would hope to be able to afford about 10,000b per month rent (Hillside?).
I would be arriving with very little actual cash as I have been living hand to mouth for some time. I would probably need to rent something for much less until I found employment and several months income saved.
Any answers, suggestions or comments would be greatly appreciated.
PS I have never posted to a forum before and I hope I have done it correctly.
Last edited by willie22; 17th November 2008 at 08:07 AM.