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Can I Switch Careers and Teach Abroad?

My life hasn’t been exactly on the same timeline as others. Living as a caretaker for my aging grandparents while working full time meant that it took me several years to finish my Bachelor’s Degrees. At the end of my studies, I was able to pull enough strings to leave the country for a summer abroad in Paris. That ...

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Video: An Unforgettable Experience as an Instructor in Korea

It’s not every day that one gets to experience North Korea on a personal level. As Oxford Seminars’ instructor Heidi Bundschoks explains in this video, she had many amazing experiences teaching ESL in South Korea for four years. But, hands down, her most memorable opportunity came when she got to visit North Korea on the inaugural cruise between the ...

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Video: What Does It Take to Be an ESL Teacher?

Are you considering a life of teaching English abroad but are concerned you don’t have what it takes? In this video, Oxford Seminars instructor Paul Workman discusses the various personality traits most successful ESL teachers possess. Take a look as Workman explains his experience: Are you adventurous? If you’re even contemplating a life abroad, you’ve probably got this trait ...

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Teaching English Abroad: The Remarkable School Sports Festival in Japan

 Japan was my first ESL teaching location, and as such, it will always hold a special place in my heart. Interestingly, new teachers abroad find that social activities are as much a part of the job description as teaching English. Not to belittle the obligatory dinner outings, field trips, and seasonal parties, but the school undōkai soon became my ...

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5 Reasons I’m Thankful I Chose to Teach English Abroad

In all honesty, I can say that the decision to teach abroad was one of best decisions I have made in my entire life. The change from growing up in a small Canadian town to spending ten years living in nine different countries and traveling to numerous more has left a lasting impression on who I am and how ...

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