Kate John
Content & Writing Ambassador - Phnom Penh, Cambodia
 @katetcjohn

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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