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Teach English in Laos

How We Got to Teach English to Monks in Laos

An Unexpected Opportunity to Teach English in Laos After our harrowing escape from the jungle tree house during the Gibbon Experience zipline adventure, we returned to Huay Xai for one more night before heading for Thailand. On the zipline trip, we shared our treehouses with two French travelers who had stayed in Huay Xai for a few nights earlier. ...

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Public Schools VS. Training Centers in China

When you’re first beginning in this wonderful world of ESL teaching, it can be daunting to know what is best for you. Do you know what country you want to teach in? Do you have all the requirements they ask for? Urban or rural? What grades and levels should you teach? What should you bring with you to your new home? ...

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What is it like living in Taiwan?

What is it like living in Taiwan Teaching English?

Discover why Taiwan is known as Ilha Formosa meaning ‘beautiful island’. From the hustle and bustle of Taipei to the beaches and tropical mountainous regions, Taiwan is a small country worth exploring. The cultural and religious hybrid of the island makes this a unique destination. Taiwan's economy consists of both smaller businesses and international manufacturing companies, making it a stable economic environment ...

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What is it like living in Spain?

What is it Like Living in Spain as an ESL Teacher?

“In Spain I’d visited Tarragona with its Roman amphitheater and Merida, with its preserved theater…Of course, Barcelona had much to offer with its location near mountains and on the sea.  Sitges, a gorgeous beach town, was half an hour away, and I hiked many of the mountains in the Pyrenees…I will always be grateful for the opportunities I had ...

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Should I Take a Year Off Before College?”

What Is a Gap Year Before College?

As an overachiever in high school, my plan was to fast track college, and then immediately pursue a business management career. Back then, it seemed like I never stopped working hard to achieve my academic goals. Until I realized I needed a break. And until I learned that sometimes—when high school grads feel just as burnt out as I ...

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Must See Places in Asia - The Gibbon Experience

Must See Places in Asia – The Gibbon Experience, Laos

Zip Lining in Laos while teaching ESL & traveling in Asia Traveling and teaching ESL in Asia gives you the opportunity to go on some pretty incredible adventures. One such adventure was The Gibbon Experience in Laos. The Gibbon Experience is one of the must see places in Asia. It was also one of the pre-planned highlights of our ...

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Oxford Seminars Reviews

A Review of My Oxford Seminars Certification

Oxford Seminars Grad, Bill Gain, reviews the Oxford Seminars Course & writes about teaching in China As a graduate of Oxford Seminars three years ago, I thought I might offer some advice to those contemplating the use of Oxford Seminars over another course or program. Let me be honest with you. I had significant reservations about the validity and usefulness ...

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Where can I travel while teaching in Asia?

Where Can I Travel While Teaching in Asia

Where in the World Are Magda and Brent? Wondering where you can travel while teaching in Asia? Of the many destinations available to you, Laos is perhaps a less traveled but no less beautiful destination. Read on to learn about Magda and Brent's adventures in Luang Prabang, a small village nestled in the Laotian countryside. ...

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3 Reasons Why You Should Be Careful While Driving in Laos

Where in the World are Magda and Brent? Learning Why it's good to be cautious when driving in Laos #1: "Sleeper" Buses While the bus ride to Savannakhet was smooth and restful, the overnight bus to Vientiane was anything but. I am surprised our brakes stood up to the relentless screeching as we wound down steep mountain passes and ...

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3 Best Places to Teach English Abroad in 2016

Native English speakers have near-perpetual opportunities to teach all over the world because demand for instructors remains steady. But not all countries are created equal when it comes to pay, accommodations and adapting to your new surroundings. The following are the top three places I’ve taught in the past five years that provided a good balance of career satisfaction ...

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