Alumni Articles, Stories and Great Experiences Around the World

Alumni Articles, Stories and Great Experiences Around the World

  • Why I Chose to Teach in a Japan Public Middle School

    Why I Chose to Teach in a Japan Public Middle School

    By Haley Olds

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  • The Emotional Stages of Moving & Living Abroad

    The Emotional Stages of Moving & Living Abroad

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  • Should I Stay For Longer Than a Year? Considering Your Options When Teaching English Abroad

    Should I Stay For Longer Than a Year? Considering Your Options When Teaching English Abroad

    By Emma Grace Fairchild

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  • A Teacher in Taiwan and Some Life Lessons

    A Teacher in Taiwan and Some Life Lessons

    By Jennifer FernandezI moved to Sanxia, Taiwan, September 2017. I had never taught ESL before and my only previous experience was as a Teacher Assistant. Needless to say, I was nervous...

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  • Lessons Learned: My Year Teaching in South Korea Without a TEFL Certification

    Lessons Learned: My Year Teaching in South Korea Without a TEFL Certification

    By Megan Keller

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  • Getting Your Student Visa for Teaching English in Spain: The Details

    Getting Your Student Visa for Teaching English in Spain: The Details

    By: Megan Zambell Excited to start your adventures in Spain, but a little shaky on how exactly to get your student visa?!  There were some helpful blogs and people along the way, but...

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  • Do I Commit? Things to Think About Before Signing a Year-Long Teaching Contract

    Do I Commit? Things to Think About Before Signing a Year-Long Teaching Contract

    By Heather Nehl

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  • Is Teaching English in Hanoi, Vietnam Right for You?

    Is Teaching English in Hanoi, Vietnam Right for You?

    By Rochelle Caruso Hanoi is a mixture of old and new; it’s chaotic and polluted and one of my favorite places in the entire world. The Vietnamese are incredibly hardworking and...

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  • Espanniversary: How I've Changed Over One Year in Barcelona

    Espanniversary: How I've Changed Over One Year in Barcelona

    By Kayla Anderson Let’s start at the beginning. August 19, 2017: I’m sharing a bed with my mom, phone light furiously glowing at 1am as I read and re-read ITA Alumni stories regarding...

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  • Adjusting to Life Abroad in Costa Rica

    Adjusting to Life Abroad in Costa Rica

    By Ashley Sprinkel It has been a little over a year since I moved to Costa Rica. In April of 2017, I took the ITA course in Heredia, Costa Rica. I completed the course at the end of...

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  • 5 Invaluable Philosophies Gained From Teaching English in Guadalajara, Mexico

    5 Invaluable Philosophies Gained From Teaching English in Guadalajara, Mexico

    By Victoria Nguyen

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  • 6 Teaching Tips I Wish I Knew Before Moving to Germany

    6 Teaching Tips I Wish I Knew Before Moving to Germany

    By Jacob Arthur

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  • Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side - Teaching in Latin America

    Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side - Teaching in Latin America

    By Drew Randall “The grass is always greener on the other side.” This phrase couldn’t be more appropriate for how my wife and I perceived life as English teachers would be in...

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  • Six Things You Should Definitely Know Before Moving to Spain

    Six Things You Should Definitely Know Before Moving to Spain

    By: McKenzie Perkins

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  • On Choosing an Apartment in Spain

    On Choosing an Apartment in Spain

    By Remy Lambson I arrived in Valencia one month before my lovely wife did, so therefore I was dealt the ‘please find us an apartment before October’ card. At the beginning, all was...

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  • A Semi-Vegetarian Grocery Shopaholic’s Guide to Food Shopping in Seoul

    A Semi-Vegetarian Grocery Shopaholic’s Guide to Food Shopping in Seoul

    By: Holly DeMuth Technically, I’m a pescetarian, a designation so rarely referenced in print that my spell check doesn’t even recognize the word. This means that I eat vegetarian,...

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  • She Could Hear Them Crack Her Tooth? Dental Care in South Korea

    She Could Hear Them Crack Her Tooth? Dental Care in South Korea

    By: Katie McKindley South Korea is a hub for plastic surgery, and I’d seen videos of foreigners getting LASIK done. How much different is dental care? They’ve got to be rigorously...

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  • 7 Things About Hamburg That May Surprise You

    7 Things About Hamburg That May Surprise You

    By: Tamie Arietta

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  • Transportation: Getting Around Germany

    Transportation: Getting Around Germany

    By: Tamie Arietta

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  • Making Friends While Teaching English in Germany

    Making Friends While Teaching English in Germany

    By: Tamie Arietta

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