The Courage to Travel: My Journeys to Asia

By Melissa Landry

Not long ago, I was a girl from Southern Louisiana nearing the end of my college years. As I looked around, most of my friends and acquaintances were very excited about their careers, getting married, buying a house, and having children. Although all those things are admirable, I just could not make myself jump on that train. I was envious of the people whose only possessions in life fit in a little backpack and called the world their home.

Alumni Video: Teaching English in Chiang Mai Thailand with Stephan Stansfield

Alumni Video: An Insider's Perspective on Teaching English in Chiang Mai, Thailand

A native of Wilmington, North Carolina, Stephan Stansfield took the  International TEFL Academy 170-Hour Online TEFL Certification Course and moved to Thailand to teach English with his partner, Sarah Ballhaussen, who also took the online course. In this is new video, Stephan shares his adventures and discusses what the opportunity to teach abroad has meant to him.

The World Is My Oyster… Teaching English in Chiang Mai, Thailand

By: Collen Kriel 

The main reason that my girlfriend and I decided to leave our corporate jobs and move across the world to Thailand was that we wanted to travel more. We have a real passion for travel and have an ever-growing Bucket list. However travelling from South Africa involves long and expensive flights to most destinations. We were tired of having to save for a year to afford an awesome overseas holiday.

We had always wanted to explore Asia more after a holiday to Thailand 2.5 years ago, so making the decision to move to an Asian country and complete our TEFL course through International TEFL Academy was an easy one.