Apr 12, 2009

The Beginning...

We have decided to create an online blog to chronicle our adventures overseas.

So, I guess we should explain why we have decided to take this big step.

A few months ago, Adam and I were talking about life. It was one of those conversations that go on forever and have tons of deep words and thoughts. Right now, at the age of 28 and 29, we have our whole lives in front of us and what really do we want from them? We both agreed that we want to travel, we want to make a difference in people's lives, we want to see more cultures and experience something other than the typical American life....high school, college, marriage, job, kids, car, house, nicer car, nicer house...All for what?

So, we began looking into teaching abroad. Adam and I contacted many different agencies all over the world, not knowing which ones would actually be legit. Adam read tons of message boards and I conversed also through email to other ESL teachers. There were so many different types of companies, some wanting you to pay up front, others looking for certain certification, others needing nothing. We contacted these agencies, asked them so many questions. Some would not give us the same information when we asked a question twice, others didn't answer our questions at all and still others wrote to us in very poor English.

One night we discovered footprints recruiting and everything seemed to fall into place. We have gone through the first interview stage and have the second interview Monday night. The company has all of our documentation and we are very close to being accepted.

The school we have applied for is called Reading Town in Gwangju, South Korea. The school will provide our housing and reimbursement for our flight. They will also provide insurance, bonuses and the best part is our pay is basically the same thing we make here in the states, with a lot less expenses. Other teachers have said they can save up to $1500.00 per month.

You can read more about the city here .

And, just in case you were wondering, Olive is allowed by the Korean government to travel with us!

As soon as this week unfolds, I will write again with more details

Cheers

3 comments:

Jennifer said...

You go guys! I am so proud of you and think that what you guys are doing is absolutely right on! Cheering for you every step along the way!

daleturner29 said...

Wow What an awesome thing that you both are doing and I cant wait to follow your adventures. Will be thinking about you guys and sending you love and light in my yoga practice to keep you safe.

Vicki said...

I am so excited for you. Please keep up the blog so I can experience it with you!

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