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Having grown up in Massachusetts, Robert moved to Chicago in 2011 to pursue his Masters of Urban Planning and Policy from UIC, gradating in 2013. Upon graduation, Robert co-founded a gym supplement company in Curitiba, Brazil with a couple of friends that same year. In 2014, Robert returned to Chicago to work full-time, eventually landing a lucrative position with the prestigious real estate development firm. However, he never forgot about his true passion, and his desire to see the world only grew stronger with each passing day. Coincidentally, Robert lived down the street from ITA's Chicago headquarters and he would frequently pass their offices in his daily commute. One day, Robert noticed a sign on the ITA office's window for an open house and decided to attend. It was a decision that would change his life, and almost one year to the day of attending the open house, Robert received his TEFL certification and has never looked back. Robert has taught English online from Mexico City, Mexico; Medellin, Colombia; and will be teaching in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico starting in July, 2020.
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ITA alumnus Robert Blackie, discusses how he left a successful career behind to teach English online in Colombia & Mexico, where he met his now-boyfriend!
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