Having already had a family, I have not pursued my ESL teaching career as many young people do: by traveling. Granted, I had some conversational English volunteer experience with a refugee while doing graduate studies in Scotland, but I did not spend a year teaching overseas in a classroom.
My husband moved to Korea to teach English about 10 years ago. His boss picked him up from the bus station and promptly brought him to the school where Stephen would be teaching all the little darlings. First day off the plane ended up being his first day of work. If you have worked in Korea before, you know this is not out of the ordinary.
The world went into panic mode when the media released news of the Ebola virus. Spreading rapidly through parts of Africa within months and eventually making its way internationally, the Ebola virus poses a serious threat to those who come into contact with anyone infected.
Prior to recruiting ESL teachers to teach overseas, I was an ESL teacher myself. I spent four years teaching abroad in Korea, and a year and a half teaching in Brazil and traveling across South America. During my time overseas, I met a number of expats who did time in foreign prisons.
This is something that I've been trying to figure out for ages simply because my identity keeps evolving... But, for the sake of getting to know one another, I will describe myself as I am up until this point.