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Teaching English Abroad: Seizing the Opportunity in Mexico

My teaching experience abroad in Mexico was phenomenally enriching! It has broadened my view on life, shaped my social perspectives and offered me new and innovative ways of perceiving the world that we live in. (This post is part of an ongoing series of guest blogs sent by individuals who have experienced life abroad as a TESOL/TEFL educator. We ...

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Job Advisors

Graduate Stories: Job Search Advisors Are Key to Great Placements

So you know you want to teach English as a second language - you're on your way to the start of a great adventure! While you're comparing TESOL certifications, keep in mind that getting a good certification is only one part of the process. Finding a teaching job overseas with a reliable company can be a real challenge. Fortunately, ...

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Kyoto

Teaching English Abroad: One Magical Night in Kyoto

It was with luck that I found myself in Kyoto, Japan for some professional development during cherry blossom season. After spending ten energy-sapping hours in a conference room, most of the participants scurried back to the hotel to rest up for the following day. Faced with a free evening and a small group of new friends, the opportunity to ...

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Teaching English Abroad: From Shock to Awe on the Korean Peninsula

Imagine strange shapes glowing neon on billboards, bizarre sounds emanating from the hustle and bustle of the crowds surrounding you and the odd smells of foods you've never even heard of, let alone tasted, wafting through the air. This is the sensory overload I experienced upon my landing at Incheon Airport. I was about to embark on a year ...

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TEA Window to the World

Teaching English Abroad: How a Simple Job Opened a Window to the World

My career teaching English abroad opened doors of opportunities to see corners of the world many others simply dream of. While the earlier part of my career led me to jobs in countries like Columbia and Malaysia, it was my placement in Barcelona, Spain that opened a window to see so much of the world. (This post is part ...

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Thai Food

The Secret to Thai Food & Why You Have to Experience It

Known for its tropical jungles, exotic beaches and humid weather, Thailand exudes life and friendliness to its visitors. Whether you're in the busy, packed and ultramodern city of Bangkok or the historic Chiang Mai, there is so much to see and do in this country known as "The Land of Smiles." (Don't miss our blog post on how teaching ...

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TEA-East Africa

Teaching English Abroad: Strange Conversations and Surprising Meals in East Africa

I spent 12 years teaching ESL in East Africa – and I didn’t even know what I was doing was called ESL! That sounds crazy but it’s true. My story started when my family and I went to teach at an adult education college in Uganda and found out that what I thought I had signed up for and ...

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What I Wish I'd Known

4 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Diving in to a TESOL Job

Picking up and moving to a different country isn't something to be taken lightly. It takes courage and fortitude to immerse yourself in a culture that is different from your own, let alone learning the language spoken locally. On the other hand, the adventures you'll have and the friendships you'll develop, along with the work experience you'll gain will ...

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Land of Smiles

Teaching English Abroad: Waking Up Daily in the Land of Smiles

Sawasdee kah! Or should I say, "hello" from Thailand, the "land of smiles". I’ve been living here for awhile now and each day is a totally eye-opening experience. I’m located in Kabinburi which is a rough, 3 hour cramped mini-van ride to Bangkok and about two hours west of the Cambodian border. It’s a small town where everyone knows ...

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