Meet The International TEFL Academy Staff


Andrew Hines

Admissions advisor

 What is your role at international TEFL Academy?

Admissions Advisor

What's Your Story?

After finishing college I returned to Chicago to work for an IT company. Although I hated my daily routine of sitting in a cubicle, I spent more than 2 years at that company. One day I decided enough was enough, got TEFL certified with the International TEFL Academy and moved to Busan, South Korea. I am so so happy I did and I wish I had done it sooner. After a year in Korea I am back in Chicago helping people achieve their dreams of traveling and living abroad!

Andrew taught English in South Korea!

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Where are you from, where did you go to college & what did you major in at college?

I grew up just north of Chicago in the burbs but consider myself a Chicagoan through and through. I went to the University in Kansas where I studied political science and business.

Where Have You Lived/Taught Abroad

I have traveled throughout Europe a number of times and spent a year teaching English in South Korea.

What countries have you visited?

 Italy, France,  GermanyJapanSouth KoreaMexicoCuba, Puerto Rico, England, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Croatia, Indonesia, Thailand

Describe Your First Travel Experience

I went to Italy with my family when I was 6. I bought a AC Milan jersey and wore it for the entire vacation. That’s about all I can remember.

ITA Staff at the Cubs game!

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Having some fun in Cuba

Greece Teaching English Abroad

The Thrill of Travel

Teach english abroad in Asia

Name some of your favorite literature & media:

Music: I come from a musical family so I can appreciate good music no matter what genre. At the moment, Chance the Rapper is my guy.

TV: “Winter is coming....”

What is your favorite international cuisine?

Kimchi jjigae. It is a red spicy korean stew with kimchi and tofu.

Why do you like working at International TEFL Academy?

Making money while traveling abroad is not just a’s actually extremely doable. I have the opportunity to help people realize this every single day. To me, that’s really cool.

I can't wait to help you travel the world!

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