Alumni Q&A with Madeline Fitzgerald: Teaching English in Quito, Ecuador with the Fulbright Commission

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF



What is your citizenship?


United States

What city and state are you from?

Chanhassen, Minnesota

How old are you?

24

What is your education level and background?

Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from the University of Iowa, 2014.

Have you traveled abroad in the past?

Join the International TEFL Academy Ecuador Earthquake Relief Campaign

On Saturday April 16, 2016 a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the South American nation of Ecuador, one of the most beautiful countries on earth. Killing more than 600 people and injuring tens of thousands more, the earthquake has severely impacted Ecuador's infrastructure. In addition, many people have been made homeless and many hospitals, schools, homes and monuments have been destroyed or damaged. 

Quito, Ecuador English Teaching Q and A with Kim Jackson

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF

What is your citizenship?

United States

What city and state are you from?

Atlanta, Georgia

How old are you?

27

What is your education level and background?

Bachelor's Degree

Have you traveled abroad in the past?

Studied abroad

If you have traveled abroad in the past, where have you been?

France, Italy, Mexico, Caribbean Islands

Lessons I've Learned - Teaching English in Ecuador

By: Shannon Etling

“The Little Engine That Could” Was Right.

When you first touch down in a new country, there are many things to adapt to and many lessons to learn. Starting a new life alone, on the ground, in an unknown place, as I did, escalates the challenge. Your life will become full of hurdles from taking the wrong bus to misconstruing some information within your school. Over time you will realize that this is normal and that it happens to everyone; just part of the process.

Ambato, Ecuador English Teaching Q and A with Shannon Etling

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF!

What is your citizenship?

United States

What city and state are you from?

Hawthorn Woods, Illinois

How old are you?

24

What is your education level and background?

Bachelor's Degree

Have you traveled abroad in the past?

Some international travel with friends, family, business, etc.

Life at La Mitad Del Mundo - Teaching English in Cayambe, Ecuador

By:  Jamie Belisle 

Let me begin by saying that there is never such a thing as a simple start or too small of an adventure.

Even the smallest of things can change your life forever. My name is Jamie Belisle. I'm originally from just outside of Detroit, Michigan. Currently, I'm 26 years old. I graduated from Grand Valley State University in the spring of 2010 with a teaching degree in English and History. Upon graduation, I began searching for teaching jobs. At this time, the economy had a fairly rough time, and it was difficult to find teaching jobs. I'd always wanted to travel and teaching EFL was a perfect way to see the world. I knew that there were opportunities available. I was lucky enough to have had a friend who had already taught English overseas, and through some connections, I was able to find a teaching job overseas in China.