Interview with Jenna Chatillon, Thailand Q & A

PERSONAL PROFILE What is your name, age and nationality? I’m Jenna Chatillon, age 25, from the USA. What is your education level and background? I have a Bachelor of Science in Broadcast News with a certificate in Political Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Have you travelled abroad previously, and if so where? ​I’ve been to Mexico a couple […]

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Medical and Healthcare in Vietnam

Hi, my name is Mary and I am an ESL teacher in Ha Long City, Vietnam. So far I’ve had my fair share of injuries and illnesses in Vietnam, in fact as I have been here just 7 and a half months I might have had a few of Bob’s and Harry’s share too. But I […]

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Three Things I Learned About Myself from Living and Teaching in Vietnam – Mary Conning

Hi there, I’m Mary and I’m from England. I moved to Vietnam in March and I now teach in Ha Long City. I’ve learned a few things about myself since being here but here are, what I think are the three most important things: 1. I am so, so lucky to come from England.   I have […]

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Five things I’ve Learned Working and Living in Spain – Laura Pile

Teaching abroad has been on my radar for the longest time. I would avidly read books set in exotic locations, dream about meeting eccentric locals and living somewhere that is entirely new to what I have grown accustomed to. Now, at twenty-four years old and having just completed my training to be a Primary School […]

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3 Things I Learned About Myself Since Living and Working Abroad – Faye Johnson, Madrid

It’s Faye here (23 years old, from Hertfordshire, UK, currently loving life as an English teacher in Madrid!) – I thought you might like to know what I have learnt while living abroad – here are three things which have been the biggest surprise/learning curve for me. Don’t you just love how little children make friends […]

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3 Things I Discovered About Myself Since Living and Working Abroad

I remember the exact day, June 2, 2017, when I made a decision that would ultimately change my perspective and my life, in drastic ways. As I drove through the suburbs of Washington D.C. towards my [then] house, I picked up my phone to call one of my best friends from University who knew I […]

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3 Areas of Self-Improvement You Will Experience From Living Abroad

Moving abroad is a massive project, and comes with a fresh set of challenges that you’ll have never faced before. To name a few; language barriers, social life, friendships, relationships, money, general uncertainty, an excruciatingly slow bureaucratic system -*cough*SpainandjustaboutallotherSpanishspeakingcountries*cough*. But although these don’t sound too appealing, the great thing is that they are temporary. Because […]

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Interview with Ashley Corbett, Vietnam Q & A

PERSONAL PROFILE What is your name, age and nationality? Hi! I’m Ashley Corbett. I’m 23 years old, and I’m from Canada. What is your education level and background? I have a Bachelor of Journalism and a TESOL certificate. Have you travelled abroad previously, and if so where? Yes! I studied abroad in France and travelled around Europe during that time. What motivated […]

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5 Things I’ve Learned in Cusco, Peru – Christina Romero

When I decided to pick up and leave the U.S. for the first time, I knew it would change me, and I hoped that it would for the better. I wanted this experience to be equally as challenging as it was rewarding and wanted to immerse myself in a way that would allow me to […]

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Teaching English Online Through VIPKID

The second I graduated college, I crammed all my possessions into my backpack and flew across the world. I explored Northern Thailand for a bit, poked around Myanmar, and spent a month in Vietnam. Then I took my TEFL Heaven course in Krabi, taught English in Bangkok, and (after a few more detours) found an […]

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