Go with whatever honestly feels right to you. But if it undermines your education? It ought not feel right. Teaching overseas sounds like an educational plus, and not just along academic lines.
I like the idea of teaching abroad...now is the time in your life to have an adventure. What type of degree do you have? That can make a difference.
now is the time in your life (prior to significant others, mortgages and children) when you can take some chances and try some things out. Go out and experience the possibilities......It will help clarify what you want later.
any interest in outdoor conservation? This is a good organization:
Also....see if you can land a job with a cruise line company....you get work and travel.
How about looking for a job in the field that you obtained your degree in?
What is your degree in?
Did you do an internship or hav any experience working in the field?
Pick up a couple of business courses and just start applying for as many positions as you can. Why didn't you know that you would need an MS before you started the curriculum? I hope you didn't run up student loan balances.
Many prospective students make contact with individuals in a field before committing to spend time, energy and money on something they don't understand. Man look for volunteer work in the field while completing general degree requirements. Did you speak with anyone in the field before committing?
Before you can plan a "next step" you need to review the decisions that you have made and understand why they got you to the place where you now find yourself. Just forging ahead will only create large problems for you. Have you looked into career counseling provided by your school or by outside sources? Have you looked into taking a few courses that will make you more employable in a different field? Do you have any idea of what you want to do with your life or where you want to be (career wise) in the next five years? ....... jus saying...
The problem is that you "don't get it". You made bad choices by not having properly researched and planned. You still don't acknowledge those errors and just want to run into the future. By examining your mistakes, you can better make a plan so that 4 years from now you are not the originator of another thread bemoaning the fact that you are on a career path that you don't enjoy.
You asked what I would do if in your situation.... First I would find out what I did wrong to get me where I am, then I would look for a field that interested me. Then I would examine that field in depth as I have mentioned above. Then I would prepare myself to entire that field. Finally, I would seek employment there. Your original post seems to indicate that you feel that there are only a few options in front of you... none of which you have adequately explored. I suggest to you that there are many, many more options that you are ignoring.
Teaching English abroad is an incredible way to see parts of the world and make new friends. You could do this while you decide what you really want to do. Would also look good on a resume.
I think it is definitely a good idea to get certified, but I don't know what the opportunities are like if you don't.
I had a friend that went to Japan. She ended up living there. I researched it 2 years ago. Unfortunately circumstances made it impossible for me.