Meet The International TEFL Academy Staff

Meet Leah

Leah Kralovetz

Systems analyst

 What is your role at international TEFL Academy?

I moved on from Student Affairs to becoming ITA's Systems Analyst. I'm also an ITA Thanksgiving Throwdown Champion!

What's Your Story?

I grew up wanting to travel around the world. When I was 20 years old I boarded my first airplane. I spent the next four months studying abroad in Thailand and traveling around Southeast Asia. Not long after returning from Asia I started to feel a little restless and began looking into ways to travel again after graduation. I’ve since lived in Germany and South Korea and traveled to places in between in Europe, Asia, and Africa.

Leah 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?

Escanaba, MI - Michigan State University, International Relations

What countries have you visited?

Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Germany, France, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, Croatia, Czech Republic, Turkey, South Africa, South Korea, Japan, Indonesia, the Philippines, Taiwan, Myanmar, Malaysia

What's next on your list?

Mongolia & Greece 

Where have you lived, worked or traveled abroad long-term?

Studied abroad in Thailand

Taught in Seoul, South Korea

Worked in Hamburg, Germany

Traveled around Europe and Asia  

What was one of your most memorable travel experiences?

My sister and I took a long train ride in Myanmar. The train was full of locals who were pretty dismayed we didn’t have tickets to sit in the first class car. Once everyone realized we weren’t going anywhere, they were so incredibly friendly. Before long, the family of five across from us was sharing their dinner with us and crowding around my camera going through every picture I had, smiling every time they came across a picture of me or my sister, and pointing from the screen to our faces and back to the screen again laughing.

You don’t have to speak the same language to connect with people. Traveling is such a wonderful way to meet people who have completely different experiences from you, speak different languages, and come from different circumstances, but who can make you smile such genuine smiles. 


The Thrill of Travel

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Leah Teaching in South Korea

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Name some of your favorite literature & media:

Books: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Films: The Lion King

Music: Fleetwood Mac

TV: Parks and Recreation, 30 Rock, Sunday Morning


What is your favorite international cuisine?

Dak Galbi


Why do you like working at International TEFL Academy?

I love traveling – and I love helping others travel.

"I’m happy to share my story in hopes of helping other
International TEFL students connect to the world."

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