Teaching English Abroad: Part 1
One of my favorite travel experiences to date was teaching English in Chengdu, China, to students aged twelve to eighteen years. I was in college in an English education major. I co-taught with a fellow student, and we had students in an intermediary English level class. Our students were amazing! They were eager to learn and eager to please. Their families took us out to eat and made us feel so welcome in their country. And although this was a volunteer opportunity, the school administrators provided on-campus housing and took us site-seeing on the weekends, including to the Panda Preserve there in Chengdu and to the Giant Buddha in Leshan.
Teaching English overseas is a great opportunity to see the world while earning a little money. It also offers an amazing opportunity to meet wonderful people, really learn about the people and culture of the country in which you teach, pick up some of the local language, and make a difference in the lives of young people.
continue on to read the interviews I had with several current and former teachers who taught English as a second language overseas.
Searching for Alice
It's no secret that I'm a fan of Alice in Wonderland. I have the animated 1951 Disney film practically memorized front to back. I love the live action remakes with Mia Wasikowska and Johnny Depp. I even love the animated 1988 Burbank Films Australia version of Alice in Wonderland.
If you're like me, you may wonder where you can find Alice in Wonderland-themed statues, restaurants, and shops.
Read on to find Alice around the world (besides the obvious Alice in Wonderland Ride at Disneyland).
* Written by guest blogger Leslie Campos, of Well Parents.
Next to an attractive salary and a comprehensive healthcare plan, the most essential part of any employee compensation package is a generous amount of vacation days. Why? Because time off is a necessity, not a luxury.
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