Ryan Gottschall | Admissions Advisor

Ryan Gottschall | Admissions Advisor

What is your role at International TEFL Academy?

I am an Admissions Advisor and have been a part of the ITA team since June of 2023.

What's your story?

I studied abroad in London as an undergraduate student, and that kicked off a desire to find a way to live in a different country and explore the world.

Where are you from and where did you go to college?

I’m from PA (many parts–upstate in the mountains, Amish country in Lancaster, and NE Philadelphia). I went to Millersville University of PA.

What was your first travel abroad experience like?

Going abroad as a study abroad student was what opened my eyes to living abroad, and I still consider my time in London as my jumping-off point for my lifelong interest in education abroad.

What countries have you been to?

Canada, Chile, UK, Ireland, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, China, Hong Kong, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Where have you lived/taught abroad?

I’ve taught abroad in China for over ten years.

Best travel story?

Hard to choose just one, but I’d say our travel mix-up in Ireland stands out in my memory. We ALL thought that our departure date was on a Thursday, but after arriving at the airport we realized we weren’t due to fly out until Friday. So, with our extra day, we got out of Dublin and took a tour through the beautiful countryside. Rarely does an airport debacle turn into such a perfect opportunity to make a great memory.

Favorite ethnic food?

Chicken curry.

What excites you about working at ITA?

Teaching abroad changed my life, and I want to encourage others to pursue a similar experience overseas.

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