Today’s blog comes to us from Claire Pottebaum, a guest writer for Globe Trekking, the TU Center for Global Education newsletter.
Of the many students that come through the Center for Global Education to study abroad, a committed few have decided to seek work opportunities abroad after graduation. John Mason, Tessa Hill, Trey Johnston, and Elise Bonine had one goal in mind when they decided to live internationally and teach English. Each one set out with a different goal and destination in mind: Mason went to Yuanzhou in the Guangdong province in southern China where he teaches students from all age groups at a private English institute; Hill currently teaches middle and high school students in Ban Hua Hin, Thailand through a program called Greenheart Travel; Johnston is a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant the Universidade de Lisboa in Lisbon, Portugal ; and Bonine is in Sapporo, Japan where she teaches high school through the Japanese Exchange Teaching (JET) program. Each study abroad alumnus described their present opportunities as a wonderful time for personal and professional development. Most importantly, however, they desire to make a difference in the lives of their students.