Oct 122014
 
An Actress Teaching Theater in Underserved Countries

Teaching Traveling: This story will inspire you to think outside of the box for how to contribute to the world as a teacher.

Welcome to Shelah Marie! Tell us about yourself. 

Shelah: I’m originally from a big family in a small south Florida town called Hollywood —  I guess acting was always in my cards. I’ve been an actress for as long as I can remember, imitating TV, performing in the living room, [...Read More!]

Sep 142014
 
Teachers, This Interview Will Inspire You To Travel!

Teaching Traveling: Welcome, Mike! Tell us about your background.

Mike: My name is Mike Curtis.  About twenty years ago, during college, I stumbled upon an amazing travel abroad opportunity.  Up until that point, I’d never even thought about leaving my home state much, let alone traveling the world.  To this day, I still don’t know what led me to applying for that program.  Perhaps it was boredom, maybe some inner restlessness, [...Read More!]

Aug 212014
 
Finding a Job Teaching English at a Private School in Colombia

Teaching Traveling: Considering making the shift from teaching in your home country to an exciting country abroad? Intrigued by Colombia? Check out this inspiring story by Ana Karina. Ana, tell us about yourself. 

Ana: Hi, I’m Ana, a 27 year old born and raised by Colombian parents in New Jersey.  I’ve been teaching foreign languages (Spanish and English) since 2009 in both the USA and in Colombia. Originally, I went to [...Read More!]

Aug 092014
 
A Mother from the Bahamas, About to Teach Abroad in Asia!

Teaching Traveling: Here’s a story you don’t often hear: A teacher from the Bahamas, gearing up to teach abroad in Asia! Welcome to Clarissa Bolisay Dillet. Tell us a bit about your background, Clarissa. 

Clarissa: My parents are from The Philippines, but I was born and raised in Nassau, Bahamas. I got my degree in Elementary Education at Barry University in Florida. I’ve been teaching on and off ever since. I took some [...Read More!]

Jul 282014
 
Finding Online ESL Lessons: Ideas from a Traveling Teacher

Teaching Traveling: Welcome to James Heywood, co-founder of an online ESL lesson business called Off2Class, and long time Teacher-Traveler. 

James, tell us about your background. 

James: I’m a 44-year-old ESL teacher from Australia. I studied Romance languages, literature and linguistics… but after university I didn’t settle well into a corporate job. I moved between different industries, working in hospitality, publishing and finance until I started teaching ESL at the end of 2006. [...Read More!]

Jul 162014
 
Teaching Abroad in Thailand and Ecuador as an Asian-American

Teaching Traveling: Welcome to Lani, a Thai-American teacher who has been teaching abroad in Thailand and Ecuador!

Lani, tell us more about your background. 

Lani: Originally, I went to school to be an archaeologist, which I did for a short while. I thoroughly enjoyed the work, but it lacked creativity. So I decided to take a break from it with the intention of returning, but I never did.

Instead, I fell in love [...Read More!]

Jun 242014
 
Travel By Performing Educational Songs: Educorock

Teaching Traveling: Welcome, Steven Langlois, the traveling education rocker behind Educorock! Steven, tell us a bit about your background.

Steven: My name is Steven Langlois and I am a Department Head of Modern Languages and a French Immersion teacher at Sandwich Secondary School in LaSalle, Ontario, Canada. This is my 21st year teaching. In that time, I have taught French (Core and Immersion), English, History and Spanish at seven different schools to [...Read More!]

Jun 052014
 
Teaching Overseas in Venezuela, Azerbaijan, and More

Teaching Traveling: Readers, get psyched to learn how one woman taught abroad in Azerbaijan, Japan, Italy, and now Venezuela! Welcome, Amanda. Tell us a bit about your background. 

Amanda: I’m from Portland, Oregon, USA. I have been teaching since 2009, but I have been teaching overseas since I 2010.  Before teaching I was a social worker and research assistant.

My international teaching career started with internships in Japan and Italy over the [...Read More!]

May 182014
 
Travel Advice for Teachers from a Director of Global Studies

Teaching Traveling: Welcome to Kelly Neely! Kelly, tell us about your background.

Kelly: I am the Director of Global Studies at Brimmer and May in Chestnut Hill, MA. I grew up in New York and Maine and have lived in the Boston area since 2000.

As a child, I caught the travel bug from my dad and always knew I wanted to see as much of the world as possible. I got [...Read More!]

Apr 292014
 
Why You Can Travel for Cheap and Find a Job Anywhere

Teaching Traveling: Welcome to Eric Gonzalez who has spent nearly a decade doing a combination of traveling and working around the world. Eric, tell us about your background!

Eric: I’ve been roaming around the world for about seven years now. At first I was a student, than an NGO worker, and finally I became a teacher. I guess I didn’t realize for a long time that finding a teaching job anywhere in the [...Read More!]