Almost Brave Enough: A Review of Working at a Summer Camp in Austria & Italy

By Caroline Chadwell

That looming fear of accepting a 12-month teaching position will paralyze you out of your wits. I kept closing my eyes trying to picture myself in exotic countries: China, Thailand, Columbia, etc. That part wasn’t hard. But then I would close my eyes and picture myself in that country for 12 months, away from my family, my friends, my conveniences, and I would shake my head in despair admitting that I wasn’t brave enough.

My heart longed for adventure, but shuttered at the idea of separation. I needed a trial. Something I could do to test the waters. It would be worth it, even if it didn’t pay a lot, to just see if I could do it. That was when I received an email from the International TEFL Academy with listings for Summer Positions.

Summer Camp in Croatia - Teaching English at a Summer Camp Abroad

By: Amelia Perri

I had always talked about teaching abroad. It seemed to be the only solution to my restlessness.Teach and travel. However, jobs, money, and weddings put any concrete plans on hold. Then, thankfully, one of many quarter-life crises forced me to get my online TEFL Certification from the International TEFL Academy. I was one step closer to reaching my goal of moving overseas and teaching English abroad.