Ever since I was a child, I dreamed of traveling to distant locations. Perhaps it was watching Indiana Jones movies or discovering cities I’d never heard of on the Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego computer game that fostered a deep desire to venture far away from my native California suburb.
This desire led me to several different cities until I eventually ended up as an English teacher in the Czech Republic, where I teach adults who want improve their language skills. Prague sits on the faultline of Eastern and Western Europe. Democracy is fairly new in this small country, and working here has taught me some valuable lessons about how improving communication through teaching English helps cultivate peace between nations and people.