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How to teach, travel, & save money on just half a paycheck

How to teach, travel, & save money on just half a paycheck

Watch the video below for our interview with Sydney & Colin, two Oxford Seminars grads teaching ESL abroad. In the video they'll talk about their experiences teaching English in China, including info about their school, what it's like living in China, and how teaching ESL allowed them to save money on travel. Want to get started teaching ESL abroad? ...

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Finding my Apartment in China

Finding My Apartment in China While Teaching ESL

Everyone's experience teaching English abroad will be different depending on where they choose to go. My partner and I decided to teach English in China, and one of the first steps on our adventure was finding a place to live in our new country. Much like teaching English abroad, everyone's experience finding an apartment in China will also be ...

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5 Questions to Help You Save Money While Teaching English Abroad

Travel can be expensive, but as an ESL teacher abroad, you have a unique opportunity to make money while you travel. Depending on where you teach, you may be able to cut your travel costs and save money! If one of your goals for teaching English abroad is to save money, ask yourself these five questions when you are ...

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Fall in love with travel - Celebrate Valentine's Day around the world

Fall in Love with Travel – Valentine’s Day Around the World

With Valentine’s Day almost here, it’s time to make those last minute dinner reservations, or buy those chocolates you were supposed pick up. Or, maybe it’s time to get comfortable on the couch and get caught up on Netflix. But what if you want to try something new this Valentine's Day and celebrate in a whole new way? You’re in luck because ...

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Why I love teaching English in South Korea - Video

Why I love Teaching English in South Korea – Video

In this video, Oxford Seminars Grad, Mary, joins us from South Korea to talk about teaching English abroad and why she loves teaching English in South Korea. Want to get started teaching English abroad? Attend a Free Information Session Find a Course Near You Read Some of the highlights from the video below: How Mary decided to teach English ...

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How People Celebrate Christmas Around the World

Dating? KFC? How People Celebrate Christmas Around the World

In North America the Holiday Season often evokes images of Christmas, Hanukkah, and other religious traditions, as well as presents, food, and time off work. But Christmas and other holiday festivities are not limited to North America. Cultures around the world celebrate Christmas and many other holidays as well. Some cultures have been celebrating longer than North America has, ...

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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

With Halloween approaching, costumes, parties, and candy are on everyone’s mind. If you're thinking 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. It may surprise you to learn that Halloween is predominantly a North American holiday, with ...

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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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