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Life as a Digital Nomad

Currently… Meet Annie Moss, June 2019 TEFL graduate. Right now Annie is living in Sanur on the east coast of Bali, Indonesia working for Study Bali International. Annie explains that she works in “an online classroom environment” and teaches online classes. She teaches a variety of people, including “small groups of children, corporate classes, private …

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Costa Rica to Thailand: An International TEFL Teaching Journey

Meet Keira Keira Mortimer graduated from Costa Rica TEFL in June of 2019. Originally from Australia, currently she is teaching on the island of Koh Phangan in Thailand. Of her job she explains, “I am teaching English to adults who are of many different nationalities such as Russian, Ukrainian, French, Italian, German and Thai. I …

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Working abroad and teaching English in Colombia

Meet our graduate, Michelle: Meet Michelle, a Costa Rica TEFL certified graduate who is now working abroad and teaching English in Colombia! Originally from Canada, Michelle came to Costa Rica with the hopes to formally teach English after acting as a tour guide to new ESL learners in Canada! Michelle additionally owns her own company …

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5 Things to Know Before Moving to Playa Sámara, Costa Rica

Congratulations!! You have decided that Samara is the perfect beachside town to receive your TEFL certification. You are ready to jump-start your future, indulge yourself in a new culture, and enjoy your days off by the beach. Ticos (Costa Ricans) are very friendly people and it’s easy to find your niche here, To ease the …

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English Teacher by Day, City Slicker by Night: Teaching English in the Capital of Costa Rica by Aaron Ramirez

Meet our graduate Aaron Ramirez, a Brooklyn, New York native turned English teacher in San Jose, Costa Rica.  From one concrete jungle to the next, he is making a life for himself in the capital of Costa Rica. What is your take on San Jose?  I currently live in San Jose, Costa Rica and work …

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Teaching Abroad in Costa Rica Q+A

Costa Rica TEFL graduate, Gabe Smith, chats with us about teaching English in Costa Rica, how getting TEFL certified prepared him for teaching abroad, and offers some teacher tips for living in the land of Pura Vida! Since graduating from Costa Rica TEFL in January 2019, Gabe has been teaching abroad in Costa Rica. “The …

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Teaching Spanish, Dj’ing, and living the Pura Vida in Playa Samara, Costa Rica: Friday Feature with Kelvin Salmon Peters

Working in a Beach Town in Costa Rica Meet our TEFL graduate, Kelvin Salmon Peters!  Kelvin is a Samara local who has had an extensive language learning background!  Before getting TEFL certified, Kelvin had an interesting career path.  Practicing English in Samara was an easy task for him since it is a small beach town …

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Teaching ESL in Taiwan

Meet Mike Kish, Costa Rica TEFL graduate and English teacher extraordinaire. Since graduating in 2012 and getting TEFL certified, Mike has been living and teaching ESL to Taiwanese children in preschool through third grade. How did getting TEFL certified prepare you for teaching ESL abroad? I graduated Costa Rica TEFL in 2012.  Costa Rica TEFL …

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Teaching English Abroad in Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Do you want to leave your 9 to 5 job and start a career that allows you the freedom to travel and the opportunity to experience other cultures?  Meet Nicci Chiarelli, a Florida native from the United States who came to Costa Rica to learn how to teach English in 2017 and has made this …

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