Alumni Articles, Stories and Great Experiences Around the World

Alumni Articles, Stories and Great Experiences Around the World

  • How Diving Head-First into Moroccan Culture Changed My Life

    How Diving Head-First into Moroccan Culture Changed My Life

    By Ariel Dansky

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  • 5 Reasons Teaching English Online is Way Better than Being a “9-5” Corporate Engineer

    5 Reasons Teaching English Online is Way Better than Being a “9-5” Corporate Engineer

    By Amelia Simkins Have you ever thought about leaving your well-paid office job behind to pursue a less lucrative career doing something you actually want to do? Although I earned my...

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  • The Pros & Cons of Teaching English in Russia

    The Pros & Cons of Teaching English in Russia

    By Charles Orth

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  • A Pansexual Teaching English in Taiwan

    A Pansexual Teaching English in Taiwan

    By Emily Provencher

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  • What Teaching English in Buenos Aires, Argentina is REALLY Like

    What Teaching English in Buenos Aires, Argentina is REALLY Like

    By Rebecca Sigler

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  • Make the Move: Transitioning from a Brick and Mortar Classroom to Online Teaching

    Make the Move: Transitioning from a Brick and Mortar Classroom to Online Teaching

    By Elizabeth Evans 

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  • Reflections On 4 Years of Teaching In China In My Late 50's

    Reflections On 4 Years of Teaching In China In My Late 50's

    ITA alumna reflects on her four years teaching English in China from age 56-61.

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  • Valpo, Chile on Foot (Mostly)

    Valpo, Chile on Foot (Mostly)

    By Scott Mistler-Ferguson  An enormous benefit to living in Viña Del Mar is that I’m just a bus ride away from all of Central Chile’s cities, and each one is undeniably different from...

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  • Border Hopping from Chile to Mendoza, Argentina

    Border Hopping from Chile to Mendoza, Argentina

    By: Scott Mistler-Ferguson

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  • Transportation: Getting Around Bucaramanga, Colombia

    Transportation: Getting Around Bucaramanga, Colombia

    By: Rebecca Sirull  After spending an hour just getting from one side of Bogota to the other, it was refreshing being in a smaller city like Bucaramanga, where it never takes more than...

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  • The Biggest Challenges I Faced Adjusting to Life in Colombia

    The Biggest Challenges I Faced Adjusting to Life in Colombia

    By: Rebecca Sirull If you’re looking into teaching abroad, you’ll probably find tons of posts online about the amazing adventures, transformative experiences, and breathtaking sights....

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  • Fascinating Experiences You'll Have in and Around Bucaramanga, Colombia

    Fascinating Experiences You'll Have in and Around Bucaramanga, Colombia

    By Rebecca Sirull The best parts of traveling, and especially living, abroad are never the things you see recommended in guidebooks or marked on a map; they’re not the things you...

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  • Finding Housing in Bucaramanga, Colombia

    Finding Housing in Bucaramanga, Colombia

    By Rebecca Sirull In just one short year in Bucaramanga, I’ve experienced a surprisingly large number of living situations. The culture here is different from the US in that young...

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  • Making Friends with Both Expats & Locals While Teaching English in Colombia

    Making Friends with Both Expats & Locals While Teaching English in Colombia

    By Rebecca Sirull One of the best parts of teaching abroad is the opportunity to meet interesting people. Being in a new country always makes me feel more open to other new...

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  • The Finances of Living and Teaching English in Bucaramanga, Colombia

    The Finances of Living and Teaching English in Bucaramanga, Colombia

    By: Rebecca Sirull One great benefit of teaching in Colombia is the low cost of living, and the strength of the dollar, euro, or pound in comparison with the local peso. If you come...

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  • My Typical Weekly Schedule Teaching English in Colombia at a School, Online, & Privately

    My Typical Weekly Schedule Teaching English in Colombia at a School, Online, & Privately

    By: Rebecca Sirull My favorite thing about teaching English in Colombia is that no two days are alike, and I have tons of flexibility to make my own schedule. That’s also one big...

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  • Teaching English Online from the USA, Costa Rica, and Spain

    Teaching English Online from the USA, Costa Rica, and Spain

    By Sydney Lund

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  • To Be (Offended) Or Not To Be (Offended)? Experiencing Discrimination While Abroad

    To Be (Offended) Or Not To Be (Offended)? Experiencing Discrimination While Abroad

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  • Top 10 Things To Do While Living & Teaching in Yakutia, Russia

    Top 10 Things To Do While Living & Teaching in Yakutia, Russia

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  • Safety in Yakutsk, Russia

    Safety in Yakutsk, Russia

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