- Posted April 27, 2012 by
My students ranged from seven years old to seventeen and by the end of the two years I loved every one of them (well almost every one). I now have a true admiration for teachers, after walking in their shoes for 2 years.
Teaching English abroad was an incredible experience and I recommend it to anyone who wants to get paid to travel and may or may not be interested in the field of teaching. My experience as Chelsie Teacher opened so many doors to worlds unknown because of the financial stability the job provided. In the past two years I’ve stood on the Great Wall of China, photographed the temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, kayaked in Halong Bay, Vietnam, snorkeled in Malaysia, trekked to Mount Everest base camp in Nepal, and rode a camel through the Thar Desert in India. I traveled to these places while saving money, paying off student loans, and being completely self-sufficient from my parents. And I’m just a girl born and raised in Pittsburgh, who called a recruiter one day.
I learned so much from living in Asia. I’m forever indebted to my school in Korea for opening my eyes to unknown worlds, and the world right in front of me.