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Travel is a Drug

Someone once told me that ESL teachers abroad are either running away from something or running toward something. It made perfect sense and, of course, I put myself in the […]

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Teach Abroad in China: 10 Unexpected Challenges of Working with University Students

I had no idea what to expect before stepping into my first class of Chinese university students. I wasn’t a first-time ESL teacher – I had spent six months teaching […]

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Top 10 Life Lessons I Learned While Teaching English Abroad

It’s time for another guest post! A few times each month, I publish stories from fellow travel addicts. Their tales will be about something they’ve learned, or something they’ve taught, […]

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9 Tips for Your First Year Teaching English in Asia

Teaching English in Asia is a fantastic opportunity for adventure and a good way to gain teaching experience if that is your chosen career path. To fully appreciate your time […]

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10 Ways Living Abroad Changed Me for the Better

  I don’t think it’s possible to live abroad, to completely immerse yourself in a foreign culture, and to not come back changed. If you don’t see something, do something […]

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Introducing Teach English: ESL – TEFL Certification & Job Placement

I’m so excited to finally reveal the new site I’ve been working hard on for several weeks now: TeachEnglishESL.com. I’m the proud owner of a new website baby, where my […]

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5 Things I Miss Most About Teaching English Abroad

After a year of teaching English abroad in both Thailand and China, I find myself thinking of certain people, specific moments or special students at random times throughout the day. […]

At Home on Campus: Peizheng, China

I weaved my way effortlessly through customs and found a nervous-looking young lady holding a piece of printer paper with my name on it. “You look not same,” she told […]

A Day in the Life of a Thai student

If I were a typical eighth grader (Mattyam 2) at Suwannaphum Wittayalai High School, it’s likely this would be a routine day for me: I wake up when the roosters […]

Making a Difference

To be honest, I’ve been moping around for the past two weeks, telling you all that I’m tired of teaching, that I’m ready to just be traveling. The reason, I […]

Hairy Legs

A friend once posed a question I couldn’t confidently answer until now. Josh, the goofball husband of Newly Domestic blogger, asked this: “If you found yourself in a culture or […]

How to Teach English Abroad: Decisions

Update: For a more concise, complete version of this article (with links to all the important stuff), please click here to view my five simple steps to finding a job in Asia, over […]

The Wednesday Market

When I first came to Suwannaphum, I couldn’t understand the excitement over the Wednesday market. People wait for the middle of the week to roll around so they can buy […]

I feel like a celebrity when…

-students part ways, separating a path like water around an island, so I can walk through. -students “sneak” photographs of me on their phones while I’m teaching. -random locals shout […]

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