Kate John
Content & Writing Ambassador - Phnom Penh, Cambodia

ITA Alumni Ambassador - Kate John - Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Where are you from? Portland, Oregon
Age: 24
Star Sign: Taurus
University: Seattle University
Major: Humanities for Teaching
Spirit Animal: I don’t have a spirit animal because that’s kind of a cultural appropriation thing. But my patronus would be a Blue Whale.
ITA Alumni Ambassador - Kate John - Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Is this your first time abroad? If not, where have you traveled?

I’ve traveled to Mexico, Canada, Italy, The Netherlands, France, and Japan. I also lived in Spain for a semester while in University.

What made you decide to teach abroad?

It all fell into place and was exactly the right move. I wanted a new adventure, to see other parts of the world, and to help people. It was perfect.

ITA Alumni Ambassador - Kate John - Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Why did you choose to teach English in Phnom Penh, Cambodia?

chose Phnom Penh because I’d never been to SE Asia, it was a new place to explore. And Cambodia has a ton of opportunity.

What are you most excited about being an ITA Ambassador?

I’m super excited to show people all the amazing reasons to love Cambodia.

ITA Alumni Ambassador - Kate John - Phnom Penh, Cambodia
If you could go back in time, what piece of advice would you give yourself before you went abroad?
I wish I could tell myself to bring some peanut butter! It’s so hard to get overseas.
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