@natilla Hello! i wish I'd seen your comment earlier -- I'm planning on moving to Bogota to get my certificate to teach English at the end of April! I'd love to hear about what you're doing there and what you recommend and anything you want to share!
@whatsherface Good to know! I'm always glad to hear from people who have done this and still recommend it :) and so awesome that you're still there over a year later. I hope I have as much success!
@Laura Yan@twitter I think you're right, but the CELTA is good to have if you want to do it long-term -- which I might! At what point does it stop being "teaching abroad" and just become... teaching? Haha. Good luck on future travels, I enjoyed your interview so much! I like your travel spirit.
@Sam I am Awesome! I don't have a teaching job yet, though. I'm going to start with getting my CELTA certification in Colombia (widely respected certificate which from all accounts makes finding a job much easier) and then wing it from there. My undergrad is in English and I'm currently employed as a writer, so I think that combined with a certificate makes me pretty employable. Either way, I have some savings piled up and so even if it doesn't turn out exactly like I'm planning (which, hello, it never does) all will be fine. It's something I've wanted to do for years now, and after a recent breakup and realization I'm going no where at my job, I decided it's time to do it.
Yay, my favorite feature!
And so timely! I'm currently planning to quit my desk job and move to SA. I'm moving to Bogota at the end of April to teach English / travel my wanderlust heart out.
From my mind-numbingly quiet office in Dallas on a Friday afternoon, thanks for the motivation.
@S. Elizabeth hah. you're so right. thank you.
"and thinking Malcolm Gladwell is a genius."
wait can someone explain this part to me?
Waaait... I loved season one. What is THIS? I don't want to watch them be in a Noxema commercial.
If you're interested in sharpening your language skills, 3 weeks is the perfect amount of time to go somewhere like say Costa Rica, enroll in a Spanish school (ala Costa Rican Language Academy, just did this, great stuff), meet local people as well as other travelers and basically have a whole lot of fun.