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Songkran in Chiang Mai! By Adeline (Thailand)

This past month has been amazing! It was recently the Thai New Year so my school gave us a 2 week break for the holidays and I decided to head up to Chiang Mai. Being a solo female traveller, I found myself getting a little nervous in the days before leaving just because it’s a […]

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In-country TEFL courses vs online…you get what you pay for! By Elena (Mexico)

If you are thinking about getting certified in teaching English abroad you certainly have come across something called ”TEFL course” and by doing some research you will have noticed that there are two main options: online and on-site TEFL courses.If you are still wondering which one to take and what the differences and the advantages […]

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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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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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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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Choose Your Own Adventure: TEFL to Volcano Hikes!

Come on, be honest, you’re not adventuring abroad teaching English just to mope about on the weekends! You’ll want to get out into the new country you’re living in and explore all the amazing sites it has to offer. One of the most amazing wonders that mother nature created is the volcano, a looming mountain […]

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