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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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Teaching English Abroad: How a Year of Vietnamese Dinners Changed the Course of My Life

From chopsticks and sushi in Japan to kimchi and rice in South Korea, I was able to travel around the world while teaching English. My journey started as a volunteer English tutor for a Vietnamese woman who wanted to pass the U.S. citizenship test. She insisted on cooking dinner for me twice a week for the year that I ...

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Eating thru Italy

Eating Your Way through Italy

Italy is synonymous with good food and family. This could be because in Italy, food simply tastes better when the dinner table is piled high with home-cooked food and family is heartily digging in around you. In fact, when most thinking of countries they want to visit simply to sample the food, images of eating pasta and sipping wine ...

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