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21 Nov 2017

Thailand: My Experience Working As An English Teacher

By |November 21st, 2017|Categories: Paid Teaching|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Sawadee ka! This is the formal hello in Thai. I have been in Thailand now for 5 weeks, and living in the town of Phatthalung, which is in the southern provenience near Trang and north of Hat Yai. I am working as a kindergarten teacher teaching K-3. What I love most about Thailand is the [...]

21 Sep 2017

From Girl to Girl: Tips for Solo Female Travelers

By |September 21st, 2017|Categories: Work Abroad|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

The most important lesson I’ve learned during my travels is understanding that to travel alone doesn’t mean in solitude. It requires a lot of bravery and strength to travel alone, to learn how to be by yourself, and why this is a great virtue that only a few people conquer. But once you do it, [...]

11 Aug 2017

When It Comes To Traveling Abroad, Be a Way Maker

By |August 11th, 2017|Categories: Summer Programs, Volunteer Abroad|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

A past boss once said to me, “There are two types of people in this world, way makers and excuse makers- which one are you?”  At the time I laughed and didn't think much about it. Then one day I couldn’t stop thinking about the comment and thought deeply to myself, “Which one am I?” The [...]

21 Jun 2017

Tutoring English in Germany: Ben’s Story

By |June 21st, 2017|Categories: Tutor English|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

It is one thing seeing pictures of a city on the internet or on TV. It is another thing actually visiting the city in person. Growing up, traveling had always been a hot passion for me. Due to limited resources and lack of proper education, I did not pursue this passion of mine until I [...]

28 Mar 2017

Is Solo Travel For You? This Pro and Con List Will Help You Decide

By |March 28th, 2017|Categories: Volunteer Abroad, Work Abroad|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Over the past two months, I have had my fair share of solo travel around Europe. Throughout my trips, I have created a list of pros and cons of taking a trip alone. Some of these may seem obvious, but I have found all of them to be incredibly true (and many other solo travelers I [...]

15 Mar 2017

Six Weeks in Europe: When Things Go Wrong, Everything Can Go Right

By |March 15th, 2017|Categories: Volunteer Teach|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

I have to admit, before leaving to spend six weeks in Europe last summer I was nervous- not necessarily about my safety, the long flight, or the volunteer teaching program I was doing in Italy. I was nervous that I was going to sabotage my own trip by trying to control everything. That may seem [...]

16 Jan 2017

Au Pair Australia: Fear is Part of the Adventure of Living Abroad

By |January 16th, 2017|Categories: Au Pair Abroad|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

“A lot of things in your life will be a jumbled mess from here on out and things you thought would happen will go completely opposite at times, and you’ll start to feel like you’re losing it. But be encouraged and know that none of this world is how we think it should or could [...]

13 Dec 2016

Taking a Leap of Faith: Au Pair in the Netherlands

By |December 13th, 2016|Categories: Au Pair Abroad|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

About a year ago I took a leap of faith and got on a plane headed toward Amsterdam to spend a year as an au pair. I had no idea what to expect of my new home since I had never even been overseas. A million different emotions were filling my head: anxiety, anticipation, wonder, [...]

17 Nov 2016

Why Six Weeks in Italy Will Change Your Life

By |November 17th, 2016|Categories: Summer Programs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

After graduating college and getting myself a job as a 5th grade teacher, I saw many people in my life making choices about their future that I wasn’t ready to make. I saw many of my friends get married and start to settle down, but I wasn’t ready. I wanted something more...to see the world [...]

10 Nov 2016

New Adventures: Tutoring English in Italy and Beyond

By |November 10th, 2016|Categories: Tutor English|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

If you’re looking for new adventures and always dreamed of traveling and experiencing life from a different perspective, then this program might be for you! Ciao! My name is Luka, I’m from Ontario, Canada and I recently returned from tutoring English to a host family in Italy for 2 months. For years I had craved embarking on new [...]