The Effects of Living in China on the Perspectives of a Tennessee Girl

By: Chelseigh Robinson

To say that teaching abroad changed my life would be a huge understatement. I think that it has become the single largest determining factor as to how I’m going to live my life and what kind of person I am going to be. For a long time, I wanted to travel. I never understood why more people didn’t take advantage of the opportunities we have in this day and age to travel and live in another country. I studied abroad in Edinburgh, Scotland, while earning my degree, which is the place where I decided that I definitely wanted to live overseas. However, at that time, I was unsure of a practical way to do it. When I began to research ways to do this, I found International TEFL Academy. I decided to take the jump and signed up for their online course so I could finish my degree and my certification at the same time. After I got married, I flew to China and have loved life ever since.