TeachingTraveling.com: What a cool guest we have today! Candice Broom is a world-traveling teacher who is currently educating in Laos!
Candice, tell us about yourself.
Candice: I am from Birmingham, Alabama. I finished my Mass Communications degree in 3 years at the University of Montevallo, got married, and went to a Mayan Indian reservation in Belize for 3 months, followed by a year teaching 1st grade in Beijing, China. Currently I live in Vientiane, Laos, where I have been since 2003. I earned an MA in Teaching in 2006 and now I work at the International School in Vientiane. I have two boys who are 6 and 3. I teach 3K, this year my youngest son is in my class! I blog at MomMostTraveled.com.
TT: Fantastic! Please explain some of the travel adventures you have undertaken recently.
C: I have tried to take advantage of my location in Southeast Asia and have traveled to Xi’an and Shanghai, China, Jakarta and Bali, Indonesia, Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An, and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Luang Prabang, Savvannakhet, Vang Vieng, and Vientiane, Laos, Siem Reap, Cambodia, Bangkok, Koh Samui, Koh Yao Noi, Chiang Mai, Udon Thani, and Nong Khai, Thailand.
The most exotic voyage was to the Ubud region of Bali. I learned how to surf there, and I also visited a 4,000 year old nutmeg forest inhabited by a bunch of scary “sacred” monkeys.
TT: Amazing! What is an organization that helped launch your Teaching-Traveling career?
C: I taught in China with an organization called English Language Institute China, or ELIC. I learned about it from a friend who had also taught with ELIC and ended up signing on for 4 years in Mongolia.