Standing in front of my 6th grade English class in Orizaba, Mexico, I could feel my students' urge to break free for 12 days of fun and freedom. Few places have a palpable energy of excitement to compete with that of a classroom full of students getting ready to escape for spring break.
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 was soon on a flight to Orizaba, Mexico, to take up my first job teaching English at a private school. I had traveled a little in Mexico, but those short trips were nothing compared to immersing myself in the local culture. The job allowed me plenty of time to explore...and what a country to find yourself in! I had no idea just how many religious holidays Mexico had and I got time off for all of them.