Laura Nalin - Vietnam TEFL Ambassador
Content & Writing Ambassador - Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
I took a travel writing course in Lima, Peru, during college. The program was pivotal for me as I’d realized there are so many different cultures and landscapes to discover. However, that was my first and last time abroad prior to my move to South Korea. Since leaving the states, I’ve traveled to South Korea, Japan, China, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand, the U.K. (England and Scotland only), Ireland, Italy, France and Canada. That’s right: I hadn’t even been to CANADA!
In all honesty, I was going through a pretty difficult time in my life when I made the decision. I was grieving the loss of my brother and wanted to seek solace in a brand new place, alone. I meditated on it for a bit, and the concept of teaching abroad sort of came to fruition in a wonderful way. The thought of being able to set
I’m looking forward to giving others insight regarding the daily ongoings and idiosyncrasies of what it’s like to teach English in Vietnam. It’s a big step to get out into the world; it’s daunting, intoxicating and petrifying all at once. I sought out the advice of other expats prior to moving abroad via blogs and video, and their perspective and guidance were invaluable. There isn’t a lot of up-to-date information on teaching ESL in Vietnam, either, which is another huge benefit to this project. My aim is to help those interested in teaching abroad to feel at ease and prepared to start their new adventure.