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The Most Important Lesson Learnt In Asia

I bought a one-way ticket to Asia almost three years ago in search of adventure, fun, and happiness. Of the three things I was hoping to find while abroad, the only one I didn’t find was happiness.

5 Tips For Keeping A Travel Journal

All it takes it a little discipline (choose a writing schedule and stick to it), patience, and lots of ink to begin enjoying the habit of writing in a journal. Not sure where to start or what to write in your journal? Keep these 5 tips in mind and soon you’ll have a journal that will rival the memoirs of Eat, Pray, Love.

5 New Year’s Resolutions for ESL Teachers

With each near year comes new goals and aspirations. All of us aiming to become a better version of ourselves than last year. As we usher in 2016 we should take some time to really think about who we want to become and ponder the steps we can take to get there.

Get Over Being Homesick

Arriving in a new place instills a sense of excitement and wanderlust. The first ideas that come to your mind involve traveling, meeting new people, and eating new, exciting foods. This is, of course, is one of the most exciting parts about traveling and being in a new country; however, for many people, the difficulties of being away from family, friends, and home eventually begin to creep up.

Important Information Before you Travel

It’s about that time of the year again! Time for a new semester to start and teachers to fly off to various locations around the world– how exciting! But wait, before you take off, There may be a few things for you to consider.

Transportation in Taipei

One of the best parts about living in different areas of the world is getting to experience the lay of the land. Each country has it’s own geography that dictates how people are able to commute. As we inhabit different places around the world we mold our surroundings to fit our needs.

A Trip to the Chinese Medicinal Doctor

It’s bound to happen– over the course of the year you spend abroad, you will either get hurt or sick. A trip to the doctor overseas is different enough, but how about a traditional Chinese medicinal doctor?

5 Life Skills Gained From Teaching ESL

So, you’re wondering what to put on your resume after a year or more of teaching ESL – especially if the career you’re looking to move into is completely unrelated to teaching. Well, good news: teaching ESL gives you so many useful experiences and skills that apply to just about any situation you may find yourself in. Here are five examples of life skills you’ll learn as an ESL teacher that will carry over into whatever you do next in life.