Tim Finnigan – 2014 – An American in Taipei, Taiwan
Reach to Teach has been tremendously helpful in facilitating my transition to Taiwan. Whenever challenges arose, Carrie was willing to take time out of her busy schedule to be sure that my issues were personally attended to. As an organization, Reach to Teach does a terrific job of supporting teachers. Making the move abroad for the first time is an intimidating experience.
There are times when almost everyone will feel confused or frustrated. During my stay here, there have been moments where I found it hard to do my job or communicate to bosses because of the different work environment.
However, Carrie personally spent a significant amount of time to discuss problems with schools, and she made me feel like my perspective was valued and understood. Overall, I highly recommend Reach to Teach. It’s been such an amazing year filled with adventures. Even though adjusting to a different culture is challenging at times, it ultimately makes you a stronger and more adaptable person, and for that I’m grateful.