Alumni Articles, Stories and Great Experiences Around the World

Alumni Articles, Stories and Great Experiences Around the World

  • My Transition to Adulthood Through An Istanbul TEFL Adventure

    My Transition to Adulthood Through An Istanbul TEFL Adventure

    By Garrett Garcia It was January 4, 2016. I had just arrived in Istanbul, Turkey, two days before. Fresh out of college, the owner of a TEFL certificate for about a month, and jet...

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  • Bus rides, Blisters and a Touch of Magic: My Experience with an On-the-Ground Job Search in Colombia

    Bus rides, Blisters and a Touch of Magic: My Experience with an On-the-Ground Job Search in Colombia

    By: Rebecca Sirull I’ve actually gone through two different English teaching job searches in South America, and had two extremely different experiences. When I first left the US, I...

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  • One Indecisive College Grad’s Journey to the Adventure of a Lifetime in Israel

    One Indecisive College Grad’s Journey to the Adventure of a Lifetime in Israel

    By: Taylor Karnilaw I was approaching the end of my college career and was feeling as many other soon to be college graduates, like I had absolutely no idea what I wanted to do. My...

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  • The Pleasure of Teaching English to Adults in Vietnam

    The Pleasure of Teaching English to Adults in Vietnam

      By: Meredith Clarke I’ve never particularly liked kids. I’ve never babysat a day in my life. I have no younger siblings. Even growing up, most of my friends were at least a year or...

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  • What If Teaching English Isn’t Your Dream Job!? Lessons from a Prague TEFL Teacher

    What If Teaching English Isn’t Your Dream Job!? Lessons from a Prague TEFL Teacher

    By: Caitlin O'Brien In 2017, I left my home and family to try out something completely different. Teaching English in the Czech Republic. Why was that “completely different,” because...

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  • Moving Abroad as a Couple: An Exercise in Patience and the Best Thing You’ll Ever Do

    Moving Abroad as a Couple: An Exercise in Patience and the Best Thing You’ll Ever Do

    By: McKenzie Perkins If you told me a year ago that I would be living in Spain with my best friend-slash-love-of-my-life, I would have laughed and thought “as if”. But, as they say,...

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  • Teaching English Abroad at the Ripe Old Age of 40

    Teaching English Abroad at the Ripe Old Age of 40

    By: Adrienne Glenn In many jobs, age can be a burden. Even though the concept of aging has slightly improved in the good ol’ US of A, and the wisdom of age is much more appreciated...

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  • 4 Rules to Follow When Finding a Job Teaching English in Chile

    4 Rules to Follow When Finding a Job Teaching English in Chile

    By: Scott Mistler-Ferguson For starters, let me explain my job in Santiago. I currently work at Adolfo Ibañez University located east of Peñalolen. I teach a prep course for the...

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  • How I Traded My Corporate Career for a Life Teaching English Abroad

    How I Traded My Corporate Career for a Life Teaching English Abroad

    By: Tamie Arietta   Most of us dream about leaving our jobs and traveling the world... forever. Okay, maybe not forever, but we at least dream of packing our bags and taking a nice...

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  • From Peace Corps Reject to Head Montessori Teacher in Hanoi, Vietnam

    From Peace Corps Reject to Head Montessori Teacher in Hanoi, Vietnam

    By: Holly Grudovich I started my online course at International TEFL Academy in September of 2018. This was a few months after my graduation from California State University, and the...

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  • Top 12 Things to Think About in an ESL Job Interview

    Top 12 Things to Think About in an ESL Job Interview

    Finding a new job can be tricky, especially if you’re new to the ESL community and don’t know what you’re looking for! You’re a hot commodity, so don’t sell yourself short in a job...

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  • [Video] Teach English in Asia - Ambassador Facebook Live

    [Video] Teach English in Asia - Ambassador Facebook Live

    Are you interested in teaching English in Asia? We've got you covered! In this video, ITA Ambassadors Summer, Amanda and Amber share their experience living and teaching in Thailand,...

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  • Teaching English Online in Da Nang, Vietnam with Amanda Kolbye [Video]

    Teaching English Online in Da Nang, Vietnam with Amanda Kolbye [Video]

    What's it like to live and teach English online from Vietnam? Watch this video to see ITA Ambassador, Amanda Kolbye, share with us a day-in-her-life living and teaching English online...

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  • Teaching English in Tokyo, Japan with Amber Jester [Video]

    Teaching English in Tokyo, Japan with Amber Jester [Video]

    What's it like to live and teach English in Japan? Watch this video to see ITA Ambassador, Amber Jester, share with us a day-in-her-life living and teaching English in Tokyo, Japan....

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  • Teaching English in Chongqing, China with Jessica Stanton [Video]

    Teaching English in Chongqing, China with Jessica Stanton [Video]

    What's it like to live and teach English in China? Watch this video to see ITA Ambassador, Jessica Stanton, share with us a day-in-her-life living and teaching English in Chongqing,...

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  • Teaching English in Singapore with Brittany Shultz [Video]

    Teaching English in Singapore with Brittany Shultz [Video]

    What's it like to live and teach English in Singapore? Watch this video to see ITA alumna, Brittany Shultz, share with us a day-in-her-life living and teaching English in Singapore....

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  • [Video] Teach English in Colombia - Ambassador Facebook Live

    [Video] Teach English in Colombia - Ambassador Facebook Live

    Are you interested in teaching English in Colombia? In this video, ITA Ambassadors Brianna & Rebecca share their experience living and teaching in Medellin and Bucaramanga, Colombia! 

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  • Teaching English in Madrid, Spain with André Mileti [Video]

    Teaching English in Madrid, Spain with André Mileti [Video]

    What's it like to live and teach English in Madrid, Spain? Watch this video to see ITA Alumni Ambassador, André Mileti, share with us a day-in-his-life living and teaching English in...

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  • [Video] Teaching English Abroad: More Than a Gap Year

    [Video] Teaching English Abroad: More Than a Gap Year

    What does it mean to teach English abroad? Watch ITA Ambassador Mira share her experience living and teaching in Monteverde, Costa Rica, and explain why her English teaching...

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  • Teaching English in Geochang, South Korea with Tim Unaegbu [Video]

    Teaching English in Geochang, South Korea with Tim Unaegbu [Video]

    What's it like to live and teach English in South Korea? Watch this video to see ITA Alumni Ambassador, Tim Unaegbu, share with us a day-in-his-life living and teaching English in...

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