Q: I know that a theology degree can prevent you from being admitted into some countries. Would a "closed country" overlook this and admit you because they want English teachers?

A: Yes, in some cases.

Answer from Jeremy, who served in Asia for three years.
It depends on how much that country wants teachers. I would say yes, for some countries. Our country requires a copy of the undergrad certificate. If the name of your school isn't openly Christian, a theology degree can be explained as a study of a philosophy of living. That has been a successful and well-understood explanation for some of our co-workers.

Editor's note: Check with the school you attend or are considering to see if they have encountered this issue before and found a good solution. It may not be as much of a problem as you think.

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