Teaching English in Medellin, Colombia with Brianna Brage [Video]

What's it like to live and teach English in Colombia?

Watch this video to see ITA Alumni Ambassador, Brianna Brage, share with us a day-in-her-life living and teaching English in Medellin, Colombia

In this video, Brianna covers: 

  • Teaching English Online with Dada and SkimaTalk
  • Private English tutoring classes
  • Online Teaching Salary and Private Tutoring Salary
  • A tour of her apartment in Medellin
  • Monthly Expenses in terms of rent, groceries, phone, transportation, etc
  • Discusses Intensive Program Tutoring
  • Public Transport + Pricing
  • Where to find housing
  • Internet
  • Safety

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