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4 Things You Must Do in Tokyo While Teaching ESL

There's no time in my life I cherish quite like the years I was lucky enough to call Tokyo, Japan my home. Whether you're teaching ESL in Tokyo like I was, or visiting on vacation, it really is the ultimate city in which to work hard, play hard, and experience the thrill of being overseas to its fullest. [caption ...

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Experience halloween around the world while teaching English abroad

Experience Halloween around the world: teach ESL abroad

As you think about teaching English abroad, you may find yourself wondering how you’ll celebrate your favorite holidays after you go overseas, as well as what kinds of new holidays you’ll get to experience. How do people celebrate Halloween around the world?...Do they celebrate it at all? With Halloween approaching, costumes, parties, and candy are on everyone’s mind, but how do ...

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Colorful Ornament Architecture of South Korea

My travels as an English teacher in South Korea & Cuba – Video

In the video below, Rowan, an Oxford Seminars grad, shares his travel memories from his adventures as an English teacher in South Korea and Cuba. His experiences teaching and traveling abroad not only changed his outlook on life, but allowed him to save enough money to spend a relaxing 4 months living the hammock lifestyle in Nicaragua. In Cuba, he ...

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Grad Story - How Teaching English abroad changed my life

Grad Story – How teaching English abroad changed my life

If you have been reading about teaching ESL overseas, you’ve probably read about the wonderful experiences and benefits of becoming a teacher abroad, such as travel, food, money, culture, and people. All of these are great reasons for getting certified and moving abroad. What if an added benefit was losing weight or a change in your vision? Here are ...

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Children in Saudi Arabia in a single-sex classroom

Living & Teaching ESL in Saudi Arabia as a Foreign Woman

As a woman, when I tell people about my experiences teaching ESL in Saudi Arabia, the question they always ask is “Did you have to cover your face?” They are surprised when I tell them that I didn’t have to cover my hair, let alone my face, though sometimes I chose to cover both. Wearing an Abaya I lived ...

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4 Reasons to teach ESL overseas

4 Reasons to Teach ESL Overseas – In Photos

The idea of living and teaching ESL abroad can seem daunting even to experienced travelers. The realities of living in a new country that may have an entirely different language and culture than your own are things that all travelers need to prepare for, but don't let anxiety about these factors stop you. There are so many reasons to teach ESL overseas, you'll ...

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