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  • Mid-class update

    Travel Journal from United States Illinois, United States | Mon Jul 23, 2012

    Today is my half-way point for the International TEFL Academy.  I have really been enjoying my experience here.  I have learned so much about the English language and I have enjoyed meeting and getting to know all of my classmates.   The teachers here are very through and indept.  I feel like I am totally prepared to start my new adventure teaching overseas.  I have been working with Student Affairs to …

    Half way point

  • DAY ONE :D

    Travel Journal from United States Illinois, United States | Tue Jul 10, 2012

    Today was my first day of TEFL school in Chicago. Let's just say it was a very tiring and overwhelming day. But I'm very excited about this new adventure and receiving my certification. It's a very intense course, but very attainable. I'm looking forward to the next 4 weeks. I learned a lot already on the first day.

    My TEFL Class Experience

  • Working Abroad as an English Teacher in Santiago, Chile

    Travel Journal from Chile Santiago, Chile | Fri Feb 17, 2012

    Santiago is the financial and political center of Chile, yet with numerous museums, lively dancehalls, and a rich culinary scene, it is it’s cultural capital as well. Emerging as a global financial hub after a decade of steady growth, Chile’s booming economy has yet to show signs of slowing down. English teaching jobs in Santiago are at a surplus, and free trade agreement signed with …

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    Working Abroad as an English Teacher in Santiago, Chile

  • 5 Tips For A Great Lifestyle Teaching English in Rome Italy

    Travel Journal from Italy Rome, Italy | Thu Feb 16, 2012

    In its 2,500-year existence, Rome’s royalty, cardinals, artists and imperialists have carved out an empire with innumerable treasures to explore. Harboring some of the world’s most famous architectural heirlooms, the city itself exudes a cosmopolitan and romantic atmosphere. Regarded as both an international fashion capital and a millennium-long seat of religious and cultural power, Rome is truly at the center of it all. …

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  • This is my life, It isnt much, but at least its mine

    Travel Journal from United States Indiana, United States | Wed Jan 26, 2011

    A lyric from my favorite song goes "You live and learn, me, well I learned to let go, parents and bosses and people who don't want you to grow, I think that anything you want to you can do..." It's by a band called Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers, from a song called "4th of July" I remember the first time I heard that particular lyric, I was facing difficulty with …

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Travel Articles

  • Top 5 Countries to Make the Most Money Teaching English Overseas

    Fri Feb 17, 2012 1 Comment

    Everybody is familiar with the saying “you don’t become a teacher for the money,” and while going abroad to teach English will almost certainly be one of the most enriching and rewarding experiences you will ever undertake, you probably don’t want to count on it to buy th…  Read More

  • Sun, Sea, and Sangria - Your Life in Spain as an English Teacher

    Mon Sep 12, 2011

    A landscape steeped in romance, Spain’s mild climate, miles of seaside and mouthwatering cuisine has been attracting visitors from colder climates for centuries. In 2007, Spain became the second most visited country in the world after France. Unlike France, however, Spain is also one of the…  Read More

  • Teach English in Krakow, the Gem of Poland

    Wed Aug 01, 2012

    To the Polish people it’s known as “The Gem of Poland”, but to others worldwide, it’s just another Eastern European city with an unpronounecable name. Little do they know that Krakow is a veritable treasure chest of art and architecture, boasting delicious and inexpensive…  Read More

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