Yearly archive for 2017

Making Your Schedule Work For You While Living Abroad

Making Your Schedule Work For You While Living Abroad

Making your schedule work for you while living abroad is crucial to life abroad. It’s important to manage your time to take advantage of all possibilities Although a year sounds like a long time, it flies by before you can even realize it. Being in a new country and missing out on everything it has to offer is a mistake some travelers come to regret in the future. Making a plan for what to do in your spare time can prevent future feelings of regret or feelings of missing out on potential self-improvement and adventuring. Although teaching abroad will occupy a chunk of your time: making lesson plans, preparing projects and activities, writing progress reports for students; that doesn’t go to say you will not have free time to travel and continue to improve yourself. Potential Schedules Most people who come to teach in Asia have a few options with their work schedules. One option is to work afternoons and evenings in “training schools” or “cram schools.” These schools often cater to students ranging from elementary school all the way to adults. Work hours at such schools after start around 1pm and last until about 6 or 7pm. Usually these […]

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Last Week of School Experiences in Korea

Last Week of School Experiences in Korea

Guest post by Willynn Thompson – The 2016-2017 school year came to an official close in February, when I had my last week of school experiences in Korea.

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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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EPIK Orientation Spring 2017 – Reach To Teach Teachers in South Korea

EPIK Orientation Spring 2017 - Reach To Teach Teachers in South Korea

We would like to welcome our new Reach To Teach teachers in South Korea for EPIK Orientation Spring 2017. Thank you for choosing to work with us!

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10 Best Educational Quotes

10 Best Educational Quotes

Educational quotes are in abundance when it comes to teaching and shaping young minds. It’s serious business and something that has been around throughout history. We have dived into the history books to pull out 10 of the most inspiring educational quotes.

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A Chinese New Year in Chengdu

A Chinese New Year in Chengdu

Granted, I don’t know much about Chinese New Year or Chengdu, but spending a Chinese New Year in Chengdu was anything but an ordinary new year celebration. RTT Staff Writer Michaela Gray tells us what it was like to spend her first Chinese New Year celebration in China.

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An Aboriginal New Year in Taiwan

An Aboriginal New Year in Taiwan

At midnight as the fireworks lit up the sky, I reveled at the fact I was celebrating an Aboriginal New Year in Taiwan just in time for the new year.

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