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EPIK Interview – How To Prepare for Your ESL Interview

EPIK Interview - How To Prepare for Your ESL Interview

Six great tips for preparing for your EPIK interview (Or for any other teaching position, for that matter!)

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Interview with Brooke O’Brien, an American Teacher in Taipei, Taiwan

Interview with Brooke O'Brien, an American Teacher in Taipei, Taiwan

Hailing from the Midwest, Brooke O’Brien decided to make the leap across the proverbial pond to begin her teaching adventures in Taipei in July 2012. Read on to read about her thoughts on teaching English in Taiwan, and what she likes best about her home on the beautiful Isla Formosa.

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Teaching Young Learners in China with Maggie Attoe (Photo Essay)

Teaching Young Learners in China with Maggie Attoe (Photo Essay)

An American teacher in China, Maggie Attoe has been living and working in China through Reach To Teach since October 2012. Her decision to teach in China was a no brainer and she took the chance to work at a great school (with very cute kids!).

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Interview with Alana Delia, An American Teacher in Gumi, South Korea

Interview with Alana Delia, An American Teacher in Gumi, South Korea

Alana Delia has been teaching in South Korea for the past two and a half years through the EPIK program. An avid traveler, Alana has enjoyed adventures all over Asia. Read on to learn what she has to say about life as an American teacher in South Korea.

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British Cartographer Tom Rook Draws One-of-a-Kind Map of Taipei City

British Cartographer Tom Rook Draws One-of-a-Kind Map of Taipei City

British Cartographer Tom Rook’s hand-drawn map of Taipei is printed on high quality photo paper with a protective coating. It’s a one -of-a-kind souvenir for map lovers and lovers of Taiwan.

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Interview with Heather Richards, An American Teacher in Taiwan

Interview with Heather Richards, An American Teacher in Taiwan

Today we’ve got an interview with Heather Richards, also known in the travel blogosphere as the Traveling Vanilla Bean. Heather is currently teaching at a local buxiban in Taipei City. Read on to find out how Heather got started on her path in Asia.

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Paying Your Student Loans from Abroad

Paying Your Student Loans from Abroad

Applicants often ask me about dealing with student loan debt while teaching in China. With a little bit of planning and effort, there is no reason why student loans should get in the way of teaching overseas. Paying your debts while in your home country is undoubtedly much easier and takes fewer steps-most student loan companies will just deduct directly from your account or send you a monthly bill which you can easily pay by check. Paying won’t be so easy from abroad, but it can be managed. If you are a fresh graduate in the US, remember that you get a six-month grace period on your loan debt (interest free!). If you are currently paying (or need to start), the simplest solution is to ask the loan holder to allow a delay of payment through either a deferment or forbearance. A deferment allows teachers to delay payment interest-free, while forbearance delays payments but interest continues to accrue. During forbearance, you can either pay the new interest or allow it to be added to your total. Contact your loan holder to see if you qualify for an interest-free deferment, as this is by far the best option. If not, you […]

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Reach To Teach Interviews Chris Richards, an EPIK Teacher in South Korea

Reach To Teach Interviews Chris Richards, an EPIK Teacher in South Korea

Chris Richards is an EPIK teacher in South Korea. He has been teaching high school aged students at DalSeo Technical High School in Daegu, South Korea since February 2012.

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