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10 Things To Know About Going Home After Living Abroad

10 Things To Know About Going Home After Living Abroad

Going home is hard after you’ve been abroad. Here are 10 things to know about going home after living abroad. Reverse culture shock can be a harsh reality. It’s going to be hard to relate to people at first All of your friends, old and new, back home have been having a completely different set of experience than you for the last year or more. Sure, they’ll want to hear about your time abroad, but after all the cool stories run out, and conversation shifts to the day-to-day, it’s normal for the newly-returned traveler to feel like an alien in their own culture. Who has the time to keep up with the latest TV shows, movies, and pop culture back home while they’re overseas adventuring? You may find yourself connecting with new people, people who share your new perspectives on life and can relate to your experiences. People want to hear about your experiences…but not all the time Your friends, family, and even complete strangers, are going to be fascinated by your time abroad, but their fascination will only last for so long. While you’re still recovering from jet lag and trying to re-accustom yourself to speaking English, your friends […]

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Taipei Night Markets

Taipei Night Markets

If you’re coming to Taiwan then chances are you’ve read about its night markets, especially Taipei night markets.

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Cultural Challenges

Cultural Challenges

Cultural challenges will happen whilst you’re abroad, you will get lost, something in your apartment will break, or someone will laugh at you for pronouncing something wrong in another language.

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Reach to Teach Interview with Lauren Tininenko

Reach to Teach Interview with Lauren Tininenko

Our latest Reach to Teach Interview was with the always positive Lauen Tininenko. We caught up with her after just three months of her being away in China to see how her experience has been so far.

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Backpacker Tips

Backpacker Tips

Backpacker tips can be a much-needed thing when looking to travel and explore a new country, I am currently in Phuket, Thailand and I’m experiencing phenomenal weather 32 degrees Celsius to be exact.

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Planning a Trip Well

Planning a Trip Well

Planning a trip well is essential for any teacher that gets granted a long national holiday such as Chinese New Year or paid vacation time. The first week of winter camp is complete. Five more days and I’ll be screaming out, FREEDOM!

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New Year in Korea

New Year in Korea

Happy New Year in Korea! 새해 복 많이 받으세요! The holiday season has slowly come to an end, the new year has begun. Christmas was spent with friends in Jeonju. It was a truly remarkable experience. New memories were created and there was a lot of laughter involved.

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A Weekend in Taipei: Cultural

A Weekend in Taipei: Cultural

A weekend in Taipei can take you in many different kinds of directions. Last week we explored the more adventurous side to this city. This week we are going to delve into the many cultural activities that can sate the thirst of the most hungriest of culture vultures.

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