Making Friends While Teaching English in Argentina

By: Adrienne Glenn

Do you remember when you were young and the scariest part of your day was lunch time? Would you have anyone to sit with? Would you be exiled to the corner to eat your cafeteria lunch alone? Would anyone dare admit to being your friend?! I don’t think that there was a person in school that didn’t have this worry, not even those that appeared to be the most popular. I think they worried about it too. In fact, I am sure of it. Making friends is hard. For all of us.

To Move or Not to Move? Knowing When It's Time to Leave One Country for Another

By: Adrienne Glenn

When I made the decision to begin teaching abroad, I had a lofty goal in mind. Ten years. Ten countries. As my first Pragueversary (what the expat world calls our annual celebration of moving to Prague) passed, the true realization of the grandeur of that plan truly hit. Perhaps I dreamed a little TOO big. It’s OK. We all do it sometimes. True learning and growth is in how well you adapt your goals as life passes and truth reveals itself. So, I gave myself a little wiggle room, and allowed myself 10 years and as many countries that I can manage to live/teach in for that time.

Border Hopping While Teaching English in Argentina Can Be Fun

By: Adrienne Glenn

For many of us teaching abroad, we have quickly learned that not all countries have their bureaucratic acts together, particularly in terms of encouraging language teachers to stop, stay for awhile, and impart their native speaking wisdom upon their residents. With this lack of visa ease, you are often stuck in the grey area of residency and legal work. Personally, I much prefer to live in the realm of black and white, paying my taxes, and retaining reliable healthcare for an extended period of time. However, my adventurous spirit and natural curiosity often leads me to less developed and organized parts of the world.

Teaching English Abroad at the Ripe Old Age of 40

By: Adrienne Glenn

In many jobs, age can be a burden. Even though the concept of aging has slightly improved in the good ol’ US of A, and the wisdom of age is much more appreciated than it was in the past, many jobs will still pass your resume by if they get a whiff of an age above the 40 mark. The wonderful thing about teaching is that this is NOT the case. Schools, institutes, and private students are all often grateful to see a candidate with some years under their belt. Because with years, you usually also bring experience, reliability, responsibility and a honking suitcase of wisdom.

Home is Where the Asado Is - My Life Teaching English in Argentina

By: Alien Carlier

I remember being on that plane to Cordoba, my head a bewildering mix of thoughts about what was waiting ahead of me.
Ready for a new adventure. Ready for a new chapter in my life! I had been to Cordoba before, so it wasn’t all too scary, but the teaching experience was something new! Just thinking about it made my heart skip a beat. The reason why I ended up choosing Cordoba was because of my boyfriend. He was/is attending university here and we were both tired of being in a long-distance relationship.