5 Things You Realize During Your Last Week of Teaching English Abroad

By: Megan Lethbridge Tsifopanopoulos

While change can be difficult, it is also necessary for growth. Leaving my central Hungarian town of Kecskemét after two years of teaching English abroad was extremely difficult, but I knew that it was time for me to push forward into my next chapter. During my last week in Hungary, I had a lot of time to reflect on my time there and I recognized five major areas in which change was happening with the end of my time in this beautiful country.

Life After Teaching Abroad in Hungary

By: Jenny Bardoczi


It all began in December 2012 as I was approaching graduation from Univesity of North Carolina-­Asheville with my Bachelor’s in Health & Wellness Promotion. Not knowing for certain what I wanted to do with my life was a bit terrifying. A new life without finals, essays and exams was a strange transition.

A few months after graduation, I was working at my family’s business as the Worksite Wellness Director.It was all well, especially as a fresh new grad, but I was longing for a new adventure. I finally built up the courage to get in contact with ITA. Doug was my advisor and made a huge impact on my decision to begin the ITA Online TEFL Course. At that point, I still wasn’t certain if moving abroad was the right decision.