Does the thought of jetting to a foreign land to start a new life fill you with excitement, or dread? If you’d love to travel the world, or try a new career, but just thinking about the prospect gives you the jitters, then this post is for you. You shouldn’t let your fears get the best of you – and thankfully, you don’t have to! With a little inspiration, a touch of bravery, and the support of a fantastic online community, you can venture into…Continue Reading “How to Conquer Your Fears and Teach English Abroad (Guest Post by Mark Johnson)”

Anyone who reads this blog knows that I have a fair amount of experience teaching English.  I have shared numerous stories on here about lesson plans that I have used as well as experiences that I have had with my former students.  One of the things that I struggled with more than anything while teaching English was being able to effectively organize myself outside of class for the private lessons that I taught.  There are a TON of resources online that give you good material…Continue Reading “An AWESOME New Resource for English Teachers!”

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Back in the United States for a little bit and it’s been awesome, but also weird.  See a post that was inspired by my re entry below: ______________________________________________________________ Nothing has changed. You leave for two years and make your way back to the great nation that created you only to find that it is in an eerily similar state to the one it was in which you left it.  It is the same nation that provided you with an idea of your identity and the same democratic…Continue Reading “re·en·try”

As I was sitting on the plane on my way back to the USA from my new home in Medellin, Colombia (for my first extended stay in almost 24 months), I was inspired to put together a list of a few things (65 of them to be exact) that I have learned over the course of my journey that I would like to share with all those who are close to me. Thanks to all of the amazing people I have met and the impact you…Continue Reading “What I learned over the last 24 months of my life…”

There aren’t many cities in the world that offer a lifestyle like “la ciudad de la eterna primavera.”  An English teaching job in this paradise location offers you the chance to experience something that most people will die dreaming about.  If you haven’t heard much about Medellín, it would serve you well to do some research on one of the world’s most innovative cities to see what you’re missing.  After reading about Medellín, if you are still not convinced that it’s a place that you’d…Continue Reading “5 REASONS WHY MEDELLIN, COLOMBIA IS A GREAT PLACE TO TEACH ENGLISH”

Hey guys!!!  Time to talk about my new project.  I just created a new eBook series called “Teach English Abroad Now” (check out my first eBook available for pre-order now at in order to help people along the way to having the experience of a lifetime and to fill a major gap that exists in the market.  There are a lot of schools out there that offer English teaching certifications (TESL/TEFL/TESOL, etc) but almost all of them fail to offer significant assistance when it…Continue Reading “Revolutionary New Guidebooks to Find Jobs Teaching English Abroad”

It has been a few months since I moved on from my first English teaching assignment in South Korea.  Since then, I have volunteered in Indonesia, traveled extensively through Mexico and Colombia, and started a graduate school program at Universidad EAFIT in Medellin, Colombia.  I could not be happier with my current situation in life and I want the same for everyone else.  None of what I am doing would be possible though if it weren’t for the fact that I first decided to take…Continue Reading “Teach English in Korea, Save $25,000 in One Year, and Change Your Life!”

Wow.  Buenos dias.  Como estamos?  Que mas?  What an odd feeling.  I am sitting in a cafe in my new hometown of Medellin, Colombia getting ready to head over to Universidad EAFIT where I will be studying to get a Master in International Business over the next two years.  Though I got accepted to this university about a year ago, it is kind of surreal that I am actually about to get started on this next phase of my life. I have had a lot…Continue Reading “Back to school! Voy a regresar a escuela!!!”