I didn't have a very clear idea of what I was getting into by participating in this program, but I'm glad I went for it. Loop Abroad's TEFL program was unlike anything I've ever done before and I will treasure the experience the rest of my life. The staff was very friendly and accommodating of each participant's individual needs. Everything was so meticulously prepared for us, it seemed like they always had something for us to do, or see or learn. The living arrangements were a bit rustic, but being out in a hill tribe village and seeing all the amazing views was well worth getting a few bug bites. The actual teaching part wasn't nearly as difficult as I thought it would be. Loop does a really good job of making sure everybody's prepared to go into the classroom and start teaching, plus the kids at the school were actually pretty excited to be learning English. It's about as real as an experience as you can get in a TEFL certification course, and I feel well-prepared for getting a real teaching job.