Teaching Traveling: What are creative ways teachers can travel the world while still working?
Listen and learn as Canadian teacher Sarah Boggett explains how teaching exchanges can expand your horizons.
Tell us about your background, Sarah.
Sarah: I am a 34 year old travelling teacher. I grew up in a travelling family in Ontario, Canada. Every couple of years we would head back to England and Scotland to visit all of our relatives. When I was nine, my parents decided to take leaves from their jobs. The family (my parents, sister, and I) lived on a boat for a year, sailing from Thunder Bay, Ontario to the Bahamas and back. We were home schooled and it was one of the best learning experiences of my life.
TT: Wow! Tell us how teaching exchanges enabled you to travel as an adult.
S: When I became a teacher I was lucky to find a way to combine my love of teaching with my love of travelling: I signed up for a teaching exchange.
My placement in South Hampton, England was a challenging but rewarding one. I met a tonne of dedicated teachers who helped me grow as an educator.
I was also able to use my holidays and weekends to travel to amazing places. I went to most of Western Europe and Scandinavia, and even got to spend Christmas in Egypt. It made me love travel even more. I was well and truly bitten by the travel bug!