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Posted on Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 09:18 in Teach Abroad, Stories from Abroad

When the COVID-19 pandemic swept around the world, travel and cross-cultural learning plans were of course put on hold. But, very quickly, program operators, schools and students innovated in order to create opportunities for cross-cultural connection, learning and skill-building. Virtual international programs have been a shining light for globally-minded students and Meghan is one of many who have taken advantage. Read her Q&A about her time teaching Central American students via Zoom.

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Posted on Monday, July 5, 2021 - 06:22 in Stories from Abroad, Teach Abroad

When Tara was approached by a South Korean recruiter, she knew the offer of a teaching position was too good to pass up. She spent a full year in Yeosu, getting to know her coworkers and students – and often being “treated like a rock star!”

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Posted on Saturday, June 5, 2021 - 11:00 in Stories from Abroad, Teach Abroad

Sometimes a journey abroad can be truly life-changing, as in the case of Anthony, who left a job as a computer technician in the US to go and teach in China. Ten years later, Anthony has built a career as an ESL teacher and continues to build a unique life for himself on the other side of the world!

Read more in the Stories from Abroad section. Been abroad? Tell us about it!

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Posted on Monday, May 31, 2021 - 14:26 in Teach Abroad, Stories from Abroad

Sabrina spent most of her undergrad degree thinking she'd never get the chance to go abroad. But after graduating, she realized that teaching English in South Korea would allow her to travel long-term without breaking the bank. Through TEFL, she found her passport to cross-cultural enrichment and inspiration.

Read Sabrina's excellent essay about her path to going abroad, and her incredible journey to confident immersion abroad. Don't miss it! Read the article here.

Have you been abroad? Tell us about it!

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Posted on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 07:33 in Stories from Abroad, Teach Abroad

Luke's first trip abroad left a strong impression on him, so when COVID-19 threatened his upcoming travel plans, he decided to pursue an online teaching internship with Outreach360. His experience demonstrates that virtual experiences have the potential to change your perspective and boost your cross-cultural skills! He spent several weeks working with students in Nicaragua & the Dominican Republic, teaching English and participating in cultural exchange and online service. Read our Q&A with Luke now! 

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Posted on Friday, April 30, 2021 - 12:12 in Stories from Abroad, Teach Abroad

Seth and his partner Julia are both teachers abroad, currently based in Hong Kong. Seth's story about teaching abroad long-term highlights the joys of cross-cultural immersion and the satisfaction of teaching overseas. Don't miss it! He and his wife  also run the exciting travel adventure blog For Something More, so check it out!

Read more in Stories From Abroad! Been abroad? Submit your story!

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Posted on Friday, April 9, 2021 - 07:54 in Teach Abroad, Stories from Abroad

Hannah, like many students, had plans to travel abroad in the summer of 2020. But when the pandemic put an end to those plans, Hannah found another way to expand her cross-cultural experience -- by completing a virtual teaching internship online. Working directly with students in Nicaragua, Hannah was able to tap into her existing international skills while developing brand new cross-cultural capabilities! Her Q&A is a great example of the ideal perspective to bring into the intercultural workplace. Check it out!

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Posted on Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 09:47 in Top Tips, Teach Abroad

Teaching abroad is one of the most popular ways to start or build an international career, and it's even possible to become an English teacher online. This section provides advice for every step of the way, including words directly from expats who have spent time teaching abroad. For a broad, yet detailed overview of how to find a teaching position abroad – and how to make the most of it – consider visiting the Teaching Abroad section on the main MyWorldAbroad site (for registered users).

Teaching abroad is one of the most popular ways to start or build an international career. This... Read the full article

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Posted on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 09:22 in Stories from Abroad, Teach Abroad

Danielle is a natural globetrotter with years of cross-cultural travel experience under her belt. When COVID-19 hit and her job was put on hold, Danielle looked for a way to work online that would allow her to interact across cultural boundaries, even from her living room. Check out Danielle's fascinating and insightful Q&A about her experience teaching English to Chinese students online, highlighting how even remote cross-cultural work experience can be a powerful thing!

Read the full Q&A here. Been abroad? Tell us about it!

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Posted on Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 14:12 in Stories from Abroad, Teach Abroad

Sarah already had some international teaching experience in Europe under her belt, but wanted to take things a step further by living and working somewhere completely different. Traveling with her partner to teach ESL in South Korea, Sarah learned that the best way to feel at home in a foreign culture is to dive in and participate.

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