Teaching Abroad

Scholarship Entrant: Cori from Medina, Ohio
Essay Question: If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it change the world? Describe the specific goals you would set to make that dream a reality.
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If I could earn a living teaching English abroad, I would leave in a heartbeat. Combining what I already love doing with the experience of living in another country would be a dream come true. Many people won’t understand my choice and that is simply because they are comfortable where they are at. That is fine for most people, but not for someone with a heart for adventure. The requirements for such a job are simple, yet important. I first would like to graduate from college with a bachelor’s degree in education. Next, I would like to get my TESL/TEFL certifications for teaching English as a second and foreign language. Then finally, I would apply to a company that connects you with schools looking for English teachers. I would then proceed to pack up what little belonging I had and begin working with students. Although this job will not directly change the world, working with students and impacting their everyday lives can create kids who grow up and change the world for the better by showing them the wonders the world has to offer. By respecting my students and their culture and by sharing my culture, a mutual understanding will be created through the bond of English with respect quickly following. Although I won’t be changing the world all at once, just knowing that I was able to impact at least one of my student’s lives in a positive manner is enough to make the job truly worth-while.

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