I had always wanted to teach English overseas, but due to financial constraints, I was forced to discontinue studying at university. At that time I became a stay-at-home partner and had put my interests on the back burner. It wasn't exactly the life I had hoped for, becoming a university drop-out with nothing to show for it.
Then, during the holiday season, I decided to look into certification programs on a whim. I never realized that you could teach with only a certificate and not a degree, which inspired me to finally pursue my lifelong dream. CIEE was really perfect in that it was accredited, affordable at $1000, and had good reviews. So, I signed up and had started my course within a month.