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Updated September 18th, 2015 Despite a weak economy (and partly because of it), there are thousands of opportunities to find a job teaching English in Spain -- both in government schools through the North American Language and Culture Assistants program , and in private language...
You have your suitcases packed and your guidebook ready. You've triple-checked that you do indeed have both your plane tickets and your passport. You're off to live in a new country for the first time in your life and you could not be more excited...
On Thursday, November 7, 2013 Typhoon Haiyan first struck the Philippines, hitting the country with what could be the strongest sustained cyclone winds ever recorded. More than 20,000 homes were flattened and 800,000 people evacuated. Initial death toll estimates were 10,000,...
It’s no secret that upping the ante to gain experience in the workplace earlier on (read: before college) is becoming increasingly vital. As a former university instructor, I can speak from personal experience: colleges, universities, and even future employers want to see a long...
Photo Credit: Greenheart Travel I had no idea what to expect before stepping into my first class of Chinese university students. I wasn’t a first-time ESL teacher – I had spent six months teaching unruly high school students in Northeast Thailand – but I knew China would be...
Congratulations on making the decision to study abroad ! The time you spend living in another country and immersed in a different culture will be a rewarding, enriching, and eye-opening experience. Right now you may be feeling overwhelmed with all the decisions you’ll have to...
There are hordes of obvious benefits to studying abroad, but is it really that important? Of course, the answer will vary depending on who you ask. Before you start researching study abroad programs and looking for scholarships , it's crucial to have a clear idea of why you want...
Expect the unexpected. That’s the best advice for moving abroad. We prepare as best we can, especially when we're heading overseas to teach abroad . You may have already learned the local language and gotten TEFL certified, but there’s often more than meets the eye. Finding your...

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