Well, if it’s one thing I’ve learned through travel is that plans don’t often stick. One minute I’m looking to teach in Hong Kong and the next minute I’m focused on Indonesia. I’ve had a good time here in Thailand but I’m about ready to leave. I was checking with schools in many of the cities that I want to work in that I’ve visited throughout my travels. I even sent some inquiries to Florence, Italy and the Czech Republic. I figured, it would be a good idea to start now since my TEFL certification would be completed soon.
OK, so what happened? If you recall, I spent about a week in the Colombian city of Medellin in late 2009. I fell in love with the city and met some really cool people that live there. They have a huge need for English teachers, especially in the tourism industry as Colombia is opening up to more tourism now that the drug cartel issue has been eliminated. I sent an application to a few schools and heard back from one. They said they love my travel history and my course study in college and understand that I don’t have any experience teaching. They know my TEFL certification is still pending but the job doesn’t begin till May 23rd. This is almost a month after my program ends. So, my plan is to finish my certification on April 29th and then fly back to the U.S. for 2 weeks before landing in Medellin for a week before classes start.
This is a really good situation because I can live/work overseas but at the same time be very close to family and visit as often as possible. So, it looks like I’m going to be returning to the U.S. much sooner than expected, even if it’s just for a couple of weeks. I’m gonna take it.
OK FINE APRIL FOOLS! Sorry Mom