Self Realizations While Living and Working Abroad

I’m a 29 year old New Yorker and I just finished my first term teaching English in Thailand. From the beginning of the adventure, and throughout, I noticed obvious changes in myself, differences in lifestyle and mood between living in New York and living abroad. Most of these changes were positive ones, and pretty soon […]

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Living and Working Abroad Teaches You New Great Things

As recent graduate from university, I was overwhelmed with nervous excitement before moving to Thailand to begin my teaching abroad adventure.    Although I had travelled previously, I had never experienced living abroad in a foreign place with new smells, new people, and customs.  In addition to taking in a new culture, I was about […]

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The Things I Learned About Myself While Working Abroad

For the past 6 months I have been living and working in Thailand. Upon graduating from college in Philadelphia, PA I decided to leave everything behind and embark on a new adventure. Since then, I can confidently say that I have changed for the better. I’ve learned so much about the world and, more importantly, […]

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Exploring Thailand: The Country Guide

Possibly the best (and possibly the most obvious) thing about living in Thailand is, well… you’re living in Thailand. This beautiful country is incredibly vast and there are unlimited things to do and places to see; of course you will have heard of the well known destinations; but there are also so many more you […]

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3 things I Learned About Myself Since Living and Working Abroad

I’m not one of those people who moved abroad to ‘find themselves’, I didn’t leave England on some journey of self-discovery, nor did I move to the other side of the world to find the meaning of life. In all honesty, I didn’t expect to change much at all, I thought I would return home […]

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The Things They Don’t Tell You Before You Go Abroad

They say “You’ll love it out there!” or “You’re going to have so much fun”. They ask for pictures and can’t wait to hear all about it. They say you won’t want to come back.They were right.You do love it out there. You did have so much fun. You didn’t want to come back.But there’s […]

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My TEFL Heaven Thailand Experience – Was It Worth the Money?

“I would love to do what you’re doing but I don’t have that kind of money to throw around”Welcome to the most irritating sentence you’ll hear, and one that you will frequently be subjected to if you make the (completely awesome) decision to do the TEFL Heaven Paid Internship Programme in Thailand.It’s like people who make […]

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10 Reasons Why TEFL Will Make You Want to Travel the World

Hello, nice to meet you! I’m Katie and I’m in my first term of teaching English as a foreign language just 20km south of Bangkok; Thailand’s crazy capital. I teach 650 sometimes sassy, always adorable, notoriously nuts and downright cheeky little monkeys (also known as children). People always say how experiences like this change not […]

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5 Things that Surprised Me About Living in Thailand

When I first moved to Thailand from the UK, things here were a little bit different from what I was used to. I remember feeling startled by the tangled telephone wires choking every concrete post along the streets of Bangkok. Feeling overwhelmed by what seemed like total chaos on the roads as I whispered my […]

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Getting sick and Medical Care in Thailand

It was my first day as Teacher Ashley when I began to get sick. I had terrible stomach cramps that got so bad I was doubled-over and struggling to breathe by lunchtime. Later that night, a friend found me sobbing, down on all-fours and attempting to crawl to her door. At the hospital, nobody could […]

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