This has been an amazing experience! The friends I made during the course, the scenery, architecture and culture I experienced since my arrival all exceeded my expectations.
Upon arrival, I was greeted at the airport and guided to my Airbnb. I was set up with a sim card, given a tour of the city including where I could find groceries, do laundry, etc. I was given a crash course on how to use the tram/bus system and if I had any questions English Wizards was a quick phone call away. It was my first time living in a different country but after several days I felt very confident and excited about my decision to move to Poland.
The TEFL program was very thorough and provided a formula for conducting lessons. I previously had no teaching experience so this course was very useful and gave me real-life practice scenarios that I used to perfect my teaching methods.
Unlike the US, searching for a job in Poland is a lot easier. I was really surprised because within a very short time of completing the course I had two job offers. Coming from a country where English is the first language really helps out!
I've been here nearly 9 months and have no desire to move back to Texas. Poland has become my second home!