Ever since I was a small child, traveling has always been a love of mine. This has remained true throughout my life. I picked up a desire for Spanish during my first year of middle school. I studied it in school and practiced every chance I got. I fell in love with the knowledge.
With this new language, came so many new opportunities for myself, and others. My mom had a great idea to start an ESL (English as a Second Language) class for some of her Mexican employees who didn’t know much English, and I was the teacher. I loved it.
When the class ended, I had become very sure of what I wanted to do with my life. I wanted to become an English teacher abroad.
Last summer, I went to Costa Rica. My guide was a native Costa Rican and fluent in English. She made more money than most Costa Ricans, just by just being a translator to tourists. English is the most widely spoken language in the world. It opens doors and brings job opportunities for people living in underdeveloped countries.
To be an ESL teacher abroad you must have a four-year degree, and be certified to teach ESL. I’m planning to start college soon and major in Spanish. After college, I will take course to become certified. Then, I will go wherever my heart leads me to teach.
I can be that teacher who changes someone’s life, and at the same time travel the world.