Category Archives for General Teaching Abroad

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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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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Living and Teaching in Vietnam: A Learning Experience of Change and Self-growth

Teaching English abroad is one of the best decisions I ever made. It’s also been one of the most challenging experiences in my life. Nearly a year has passed since I arrived in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. As a 22 year-old young woman from a small Canadian city, the heat, noise and population of […]

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3 Things I Learned About Myself Since Living and Working Abroad – Ashley Corbett, Vietnam

I’m Ashley, a 23 year-old Canadian woman. This month, I came to a milestone: I’ve been living in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam for exactly one year now (and counting). It’s been incredible, challenging, and everything in between. I wouldn’t say I’ve completely changed as a person, but I do think I’m a better person […]

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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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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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