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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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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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My top Reasons to Teach English in Thailand - TESOL Stories

My top Reasons to Teach English in Thailand – TESOL Stories

Getting your TEFL Certification equips you with the skills, insights, and credentials you need to apply for ESL teaching jobs in nearly any country in the world. The next step is to make your most exciting decision: With the whole world to choose from, where should you go? There is no simple answer. Choosing a country really comes down ...

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How I got started teaching English in Japan

How I got started teaching English in Japan – Video

Matt, an ESL teacher, talks about how an unexpected opportunity to teach English in Japan got him out of an unfulfilling job and into a life-changing new experience, as well as how a trip to a Japanese punk club became one of his favorite memories from teaching English abroad. Matt’s new-found love of teaching ESL abroad turned his initial plan ...

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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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Why I decided to teach English in Japan

Why I Decided to Teach English in Japan – Video

Thom, an ESL teacher in Japan for 10 years, talks about why he decided to teach English in Japan, his memories of helping students succeed, participating in Japanese cultural traditions, and how teaching English abroad changed his life. Want to learn more about teaching ESL overseas? Sign up for a free information session near you, or download our course guide. [wp_social_sharing social_options='facebook,twitter,googleplus,pinterest' ...

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Why should I teach abroad? See the world & change lives

Why Should I Teach Abroad? – See the World & Change Lives – Podcast

Teaching abroad is a great way to see the world and a rewarding opportunity to affect people's lives in a positive way. ESL teacher, Janice explains why she decided to teach abroad and how her experiences teaching English in China gave her the opportunity to travel and make a difference in the lives of her students. Want to learn ...

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Top Travel Experiences in Latin America

Top Travel Experiences in Latin America

International travelers love to visit Latin America—for good reason! The natural and cultural wonders of this region are perennial draws. If you live in the US or Canada, however, it may be a challenge to find time to visit all of the top attractions. Limited vacation time means that most people have to take several trips to truly experience ...

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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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