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Teaching English Abroad: How a Year of Vietnamese Dinners Changed the Course of My Life

From chopsticks and sushi in Japan to kimchi and rice in South Korea, I was able to travel around the world while teaching English. My journey started as a volunteer English tutor for a Vietnamese woman who wanted to pass the U.S. citizenship test. She insisted on cooking dinner for me twice a week for the year that I ...

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Chinese Culture

Chinese Culture 101: Understanding How to Live as an ESL Teacher in China

China, the world's most populous country with over 1 billion people, is an intriguing mix of ancient and new cultures that commands respect and awareness for their way of life. Whether you're thinking of just visiting or are headed over to be an ESL teacher in China, here are some culture tips and guidelines to smooth your way: [caption ...

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Eating thru Italy

Eating Your Way through Italy

Italy is synonymous with good food and family. This could be because in Italy, food simply tastes better when the dinner table is piled high with home-cooked food and family is heartily digging in around you. In fact, when most thinking of countries they want to visit simply to sample the food, images of eating pasta and sipping wine ...

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If you like History

If You Like History, You’re Going to Love France

  France has an incredibly rich history that starts with cave drawings in Lascaux to the southwest, goes through cathedrals and the Louvre in Paris, continues on with famous World War battlefields and leads beyond to today, all helping to shape this country into the rooted and culturally deep landscape it is today. If you like ancient Roman structures, ...

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Costa Rica

Oh the Places You’ll Go (Should Go, Anyway) in Costa Rica!

Situated between the Central American countries of Nicaragua and Panama, Costa Rica is usually associated with sunny, white beaches, parrots with brilliant plumage and warm vacations. All of that is true, since there are 800 miles of beaches to explore and beautiful tropical weather to go along, but that barely scratches the surface of this beautiful Central American country. ...

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Spanish Food

Delicious Foods of Spain That You MUST Try

Spain is famous for the Flamenco dancing, bull fighting, amazing wines and colorful culture. But did you know it's also famous for its delicious cuisine? If you're interested in visiting Spain, here are a few regions and their culinary delights to get you started. These foods of Spain are sure to whet your appetite. Experience the creative foods of ...

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Rewards & Challenges of Teaching English in France: Q&A with Kiara Wessling

Kiara Wessling of Ohio taught high school English at Lycée Pierre Bourdan in Guéret, France for a school year. Here’s her story: (Note- Guéret is in the Limoges académie) Q: What made you want to become TESOL certified? A: There were many reasons I wanted to become an English teacher in France. I wanted to spend some time in ...

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