TEFL

TEFL Teaching English Abroad- Where Do I Start?

So you’re thinking about TEFL (teaching English as a Foreign Language) abroad? This post has drawn together the experiences of almost 20 of my TEFLing friends around the globe. It hopes to answer any queries or worries you might have, how to get into it…




The End of the School Contract, Saying Goodbye & Looking Forwards

Here comes the sun- it’s the end of the school year, hooray! Nearing the end of a school contract is always a crazy couple of weeks, you’ve got the exams lurking around the corner, the dread of knowing that some of your students haven’t got…




Host Family Stays (In Italy) – What to Expect

There are a lot of mixed experiences online about staying with a host family. You’re usually invited to stay with a host family for temporary work, volunteering or student exchanges. Most backpackers I see are making great use of websites such as workaway, where you…




The Not-So Bella Vita (with 10 new lessons I’ve learnt)

It’s about time I started writing about life working and living in Italy. The reason I haven’t yet is mostly because, well, before I was living in Maldives. THE Maldives. Pretty difficult to beat. But I really thought that living in Italy could top it! Still- I’ve…




Reflection

THOUGHTS   My thoughts lately have been all over the place. A mixture of work related mundane things to do, the desire to get out more but also to save money. I can’t stop thinking about this summer and where Mr Italy and I will venture…




I miss you, Maldives

I can’t quite believe it’s March already. The last 2 months since leaving Maldives have jumbled along, and although there’s been some wonderful moments (such as the much-overdue and longed for reunion of Mr Italy and I), it’s been a little uneventful and well, cold….




The Pros & Cons of Paying for Work/Volunteer Placements Abroad

So, you want to travel abroad- maybe to volunteer, maybe for work experience, but you don’t know where to start. Companies or for-profit charities can be a good way of leaving your daily mundane life, and taking the first step out into the world. However,…




The Five Phases of Moving Abroad (& how to overcome them)

Moving abroad encompasses an insane amount of sensations. Sometimes I’ve experienced them one at a time, other times I’ve felt jumbled up at once with different feelings. From my experiences, I’ve noticed there’s a trend in the emotions (phases) of moving abroad. This post hopes…




8 Reasons you should be an English Camp Tutor this Summer

Spending a summer teaching at English camp was one of the most fulfilling ways I have spent a summer. If you are a native English speaker or an independent/proficient speaker, with some experience either in childcare- be that from babysitting, volunteer work with kids, scout leader,…