Its time to get back in the saddle and earn a living now that I am back in the States. However, since I still want to see the world and experience other cultures I was fortunate enough to retain my job from before I moved to Korea as an English Teacher. This time, however, I am fortunate enough to teach adults.
The beauty of teaching adults is that they come with all of this cultural experience and knowledge and are usually willing to share it with you. Thanks to this opportunity, in the brief two months I’ve been working as a teacher I have learned a little more about Venezuela, Bangladesh, the Ukraine, Thailand and many other countries. It is almost like I am living vicariously through my students.
In addition to learning about their culture I get to see how they feel about American culture. I’ve learned that the process for getting a work visa is extremely arduous and is somewhat of a gamble for foreigners. This means they are forced to stay in the country on a student visa until they are lucky enough to get a work visa.
The moral of the story is that even if you cannot go abroad currently, the world is still open to you. People from all walks of life are out there just waiting to share and tell their story. You will be pleasantly surprised by how much you have in common and even some of the differences. Being back in the States is another opportunity to see the world.You can too if you just look around. You won’t be disappointed with what you see.