When I first came to Thailand I was told by a random woman to try and get a position at a private school. I wouldn't realize how useful that advice would be until months later.
Using a program to teach English abroad is a double-edged sword. No program is perfect, but some are certainly better than the rest, while others are just straight up scams. Here's my story about my program experience and what I would change if I could go back in time. When I first came to visit, [...]
I spent the month of January teaching English in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), Vietnam. The decision to go to Vietnam wasn't a spectacular revelation, nor was it a trip I planned on taking. Thailand's bordering countries are Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar. Laos is a bit too untouched for me, Cambodia is a bit too [...]
After 32 hours of travel, three continents, four countries, five cities, two trains and one taxi I arrived in Philadelphia after accidentally spending three months in Southeast Asia. In three months time I traveled to eight cities in Thailand: Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket, Koh Phi Phi, Krabi, Pai, Phitsanulok and Kamphaeng Phet. And I spent [...]