By Matt Birgy
English teachers abroad experience life in a foreign country as authentic as it comes. Living as a local while teaching English abroad in a nation like Argentina, Mexico or South Korea provides the opportunity of a lifetime to immerse yourself in local celebrations, unique cultural events and national holidays in ways a tourist just can’t.
This includes sport, and rightfully so. The grandest international spectacle of them all, the FIFA World Cup, brings out the pride and identity of a nation like none other. Sure, we air it on television here in the United States and pockets of fans gather to enjoy matches, but this doesn't hold a candle to the "Total Fandom" you'll experience actually living in a soccer nation across the globe, like Spain, Germany or Brazil, where the sport is followed with a passion and fervor, Duke basketball and Green Bay Packer fans can only dream of rivaling.