In nearly every city and town where English-speaking tourists venture, there is a line of locals eager to learn how to communicate with them in an effort to boost their bottom line.
The thought of my hot shower every morning—as I cross the Spanish style courtyard on my way to the bathroom—is a delight. It has to be a quick one though, because my housemates need their hot water too. Then, I hear the church bells begin to ring in the tower of the old colonial church in front of our house...it's time to go. I grab my backpack and head for the door. I like to walk to work. The others share a taxi, which affords them an extra 20 minutes of sleep in the morning.
I don't have a degree in Education or English or even something like International Studies. What I studied was Forestry. Yep, that's right, I learned about trees!
As I'm sure you know by now, you already have a skill that can easily translate into a steady income in a foreign country...English. In fact, thousands of people just like you have already used the fact that they speak English fluently to become English teachers in exotic new countries. Here's why you should join them: In nearly every country on the planet there's a huge number of people who want to learn English.
I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to travel severals time a year to places like Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica, and Mexico. You might wonder how I became so lucky? Well, seven years ago, I came to Mexico to teach English as a second language. This allowed me to fulfill my dream of living abroad and immerse myself in another culture.
They say you can tell a lot about a person by the way they finish this sentence: Life is a ________. For a lot of people, it might finish with the words a “grind” or a “battle” or a “race.” That’s often the everyday reality of living in the rat race. But I’ve always had the same ending to that sentence: Life is an adventure.