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Marushka Baoh | Student Affairs Advisor

Marushka Baoh | Student Affairs Advisor

What's your role at International TEFL Academy?

I am a Student Affairs Advisor. My role is to assist students once they enroll in our courses with navigating our resources, complete the job search process, and help them as they navigate visa processes for the countries they plan to teach at.

What's your story?

I went to college to become an engineer and ended up with an Economics degree. My passion for leadership and student development and my experience as an international student led me to this mission of serving students through their educational and professional journeys. I love painting and drawing, and I am the owner of Baoh Blaze, an African hot sauce and pesto small business.

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

I’m from Central Africa and went to college in Portland. It was quite the cultural change leaving the tropical urban life of my home country to land in the city of hippies and bicycles. I got my Bachelors of Arts from Reed College and my Masters of Education from Grand Valley State University.

What was your first travel abroad experience like?

I went to Nigeria right after graduating from high school. I was there for 3 months and got to experience one of the most dynamic countries in the world. I learned so much about the strong work ethic, bustling business life, and amazing Naija cuisine and art scene. This is when I caught the travel bug.

What countries have you visited?

Canada, Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana, the United States, Turkey, and counting. I am planning to go to all 5 continents within the next 3-5 years.

Where have you lived/taught abroad?

Ghana and The US. I tutored English and Math in Ghana at an elementary school and I have been working and teaching Educational Leadership in the US.

Best travel story?

One of my favorite trips involved me taking my students to Memphis for Spring Break. We visited the National Civil Rights Museum and Lorraine Motel, Habitat for Humanity/ReStore, Stax Records, and the Music Hall of Fame. Our favorite part of the trip was the BBQ food tour we did on Beale Street. I never thought I would ever try and enjoy BBQ pasta (Hey! Don’t knock it until you try it!).

Favorite ethnic food?

I love African, Creole, Thai, Mediterranean, and Mexican street food. I also really enjoy food from the southern part of the US, tapas, and AUTHENTIC Italian food, especially real pizza.

Why do you like working at ITA?

I’m excited about helping our students find meaningful and fulfilling experiences that will make their TEFL education worthwhile. I am a true believer that there’s no experience like traveling and immersing yourself in other cultures.

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Academics

ITA Professors

All of our Course instructors possess advanced degrees (Masters Degrees, PhD's or the equivalent) and at least 10 years of teaching & training experience. 

 

Admissions

ITA Admissions Advisors

Before enrolling in a course, all students are provided with one-on-one pre-enrollment advice from expert advisors to determine how they can realistically achieve their goals of working as professional English teachers abroad & online.

 

Student Affairs

ITA Student Affairs Advisors

Following enrollment, students receive lifetime job search guidance through the Student Affairs Department to assist them in navigating the international job market, gaining employment, and preparing to travel and live abroad.