SUMMER SCHLAGETER
THAILAND TEFL AMBASSADOR


Photography Ambassador - Chiang Mai, Thailand

 @twopinsonamap

Summer-Schlageter

Where are you from? Sacramento, California
 
Age: 25
 
Star Sign: Aquarius
 
University: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
 
Major: Environmental Management and Protection
 
Spirit Animal: Bird
 
Summer Schlageter - Chiang Mai, Thailand
 
Is this your first time abroad? If not, where have you traveled?
 
This is my first time in Asia, but I have previously traveled to Central and South America and Europe.
 
 
What made you decide to teach abroad?
 

I wanted to study abroad in college but the stars didn’t align. After graduation, I worked full-time for a few years but still had the travel bug and wanted to continue earning money. These factors lead me to the idea of teaching abroad and I am so glad it worked out the way it did! 

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Why did you choose to teach English in Thailand?
 
I chose to teach in Asia because I was interested in living in an area with a culture very different than what I was used to. I wanted to get out of my comfort zone and learn as much as I could about other ways of life. I specifically chose Chiang Mai, Thailand because I knew I didn’t want to live in a big city but I also didn’t want to be in a completely rural setting. Chiang Mai seemed like the perfect fit and several of my friends had previously traveled there and had wonderful things to say about it.
 
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What are you most excited about being an ITA Ambassador?
 
I am so excited to share my experiences with others and let people see Chiang Mai through my eyes! There is so much beauty and kindness here and I am thrilled to be sharing it through photography.
 
 
If you could go back in time, what piece of advice would you give yourself before you went abroad?
 
I would tell myself that all the little details that go into moving abroad will work themselves out and to not stress about them. There is a lot of planning that goes into a move like that, but I found that the whole process went much smoother than I had imagined it would. Research and preparation are important but don’t stress the small stuff!
 
Read Summer's blog, Pins On a Map, here.
 
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