Content & Writing Ambassador - Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
Before living in the UAE I worked in Mexico for just one round of border hopping. I had traveled to Mexico several times before that, as well as to several countries in Europe. Upon
I’ve always loved to travel, but I used to travel in a very hands-off way. I just toured and I didn’t really dive into the cultures I traveled to. Which is ironic because now when I’m abroad I hardly do any traditional touring and my main objective is to become as intimate with the culture as I can.
I digress, right after graduating college, I taught at a refugee school. My students were from all over the world and they would constantly tell me to go to their home country. Finally, I decided
I knew that I wanted to teach in the UAE. I visited a few years ago and within 4 days I went from completely hating the place to counting down until I could come back. The Middle East is a very fascinating and unfortunately an extremely misunderstood area by so many. In a lot of ways, it’s an extremely easy place to adjust to, Western luxuries are quite accessible and almost everything is in English and Arabic.
So, after some time in Mexico, where I wasn’t making enough money to manage my bills (read student loans), I knew it would be a good time to try and come back to the UAE. Ras al Khaimah, RAK, was given to me - I knew I didn’t want to work in a few of the Emirates due to restrictions, but I couldn’t find a position in Dubai and RAK ended up being a lovely accident.
I’m really excited to teach people about where I live, the Middle East itself, and try to help people discover opportunities in this region. There are many restrictions on teaching employment here, but if you can get in - it’s worth it.