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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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We gave away 8.4% of our profits to charity in 2017

We donated 8.4% of our profits last year! I have always thought that the best way to make a difference in the world is through business, because good business is SUSTAINABLE. Business is not reliant on regular goodwill donations – people giving on a regular basis with no thought of reward. I own TEFL Heaven – Teach English Abroad, […]

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Stef’s Guide to Thai Culture

Meaning “land of the people,” Thailand is a truly wonderful, friendly, and beautiful country. Thai people are often happy and helpful, earning the country the motto “land of smiles.” My experience here has solidified everything I read prior to my trip and has been very positive. I researched quite a bit and feared I may […]

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Weekends in Madrid as a TEFL Teacher

Madrid – The Weekend City Madrid simply comes alive at the weekend. The cafes, bars and restaurants are all bustling with activity as I sit here in a beautiful, traditional Spanish square with live music. There’s something about Spanish music that I find very relaxing, and puts me into “holiday mode” very quickly, it’s nice. I’m currently cutting […]

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Finding My Own TEFL Job – In a Completely Different Country!

“Why Chile?” The question that I’m asked on what seems like a daily basis. The answer to this question is not a one-liner, and as most people are asking out of polite curiosity, I usually just opt for something short and sweet like “I wanted to learn Spanish”. This was obviously true to some extent; however […]

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Readjusting to Life at Home After Living Abroad

You come back to your roots, but you find your roots have now expanded. You’ve outgrown your home.   It’s hard to think that the place you’ve known as home could ever feel foreign. When you first move to a foreign country, the feeling is reversed. Everything is new. Things can feel really hard, confusing, and […]

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Three Things I Learned About Myself Since Living and Teaching Abroad

I have learned so many things, from how to pack a suitcase properly so all your worldly possessions can fit to how to live off basically nothing; having spent all my savings within the first two months on both rent, deposits and social activities. Word to the wise-You’ve never really saved “enough” when you move […]

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Working and Living in the Czech Republic: 5 Things an Australian Has Learned

Four months ago, I moved out of my childhood bedroom and flew 15,000 kms away to teach English in a country I’d seldom heard of let alone been to- the Czech Republic. I was 22 years old and hadn’t been to Europe since I was 5. I’m now 23 (wow!) and at the time of […]

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Five Things I Learned Living and Working in Shanghai, China

Moving halfway across the world to live and work abroad was THE biggest challenge of my life to date, but also hands down the best decision I have ever made. I’m still new to Shanghai, China but reflecting on the experiences and lessons I’ve learned in a short period of time has allowed me to […]

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