Teach Abroad Articles

I thought I was immune to culture shock. I studied abroad in China , and I’m almost fluent in Chinese. I’ve been jostled in China’s largest cities, and stranded in some of China’s smallest towns. I’ve traveled to Tibet and Xinjiang and I’ve eaten fried scorpions in Beijing. When...
I've brought some friends with me today, and instead of an article, I want this to be more of a round-table discussion. A tête-à-tête. A chat. See, I personally think that teaching abroad is the bees knees, and I think most of my Go Overseas colleagues would agree with me. I...
Planning international travel can often seem like an overwhelming task, especially if you’re just starting out or haven’t had much opportunity to travel abroad before. Fortunately for you, there are zillions of study, volunteer, work and internship programs across the globe that...
SPORTS CARS! GOLD WATCHES! CASUAL MENTION OF CELEBRITY FRIENDSHIPS! These things are fun and exciting, sexy and sensational! They're a blast to talk about and everybody loves them! Teaching abroad has its own special reasons for why saving up before leaving is a good idea. I want...
When I stepped out into the world to teach English in South Korea in 2009, I knew it was going to be a memorable experience. As expected, I gained irreplaceable memories from teaching, trying new food, learning the language, and immersing myself in a new culture. [Teaching abroad...
Expat life can very rapidly swing from one extreme to the other, particularly when it comes to making friends. You’re no longer hopping from hostel to hostel, meeting new people in common rooms and trains, running the conversational gamut of Where are you from / Where are you...
It's no secret in the ESL world: Asia is one of the most popular and attractive destinations for teaching English abroad.
There are really no words to describe the transformation that takes place while teaching English abroad . Living in a foreign country for an extended period of time is a life changing experience, and no matter where you go or what you wind up doing, you will learn more about...
There’s a certain group of people that share an unbreakable bond. This bond is forged in the flames of adversity, molded by superhuman pressures and expectations, and cast in the image of a single, unbreakable will. I speak not of firefighters or soldiers, nor of surgeons or...
When I stood in front of a Korean classroom for the first time, it was abundantly clear that I was actually the student, not the 27 kids scrutinizing me from their desks. Even though I was the one fielding the questions - How old are you? How much do you weigh? Are you married?...