Ana is from Slovenia, a small but beautiful country in the Balkans. Due to English not being the first language spoken there, it can be quite hard for Slovenian (or other non-native English speakers) to get TEFL jobs. Luckily for Ana, myTEFL's Teach in Myanmar internship is open to non-natives and natives alike. Ana fell in love with Myanmar and it's lush landscape, ancient roots and friendly locals. She also became a huge fan of Burmese cuisine and has taken the recipes back home with her to Slovenia. Sounds delicious!
Myanmar is one of the last truly "wild" places in Asia. It's relatively untouched by tourism and even most seasoned travelers have never set foot in this mystical country. MyTEFL suggested the Teach in Myanmar internship to John after taking his preferences for somewhere authentic and rugged into account. He finished his 120-hour professional course in 4 weeks and then it was off to Yangon for his orientation where he met lots of cool people and discovered Lethwei, a dangerous bare-knuckle boxing sport. Have fun John!
Charles is a seasoned traveler who has spent years on the road. He was originally interested in teaching in Thailand but decided that he wanted to try something a bit different this time. Along with great internships in Thailand, myTEFL also offer internships in Argentina. The Teach in Argentina internship offers an immersive experience where the intern stays with a host family for the duration of the four month program. Charles finds the students well behaved and respectful and the locals friendly and accommodating. Glad you're enjoying Argentina Charles!
The first thing that strikes most people about Thailand the minute they set foot in the country is the excess of beauty. From lush misty Jungles and blinding white sand beaches to buzzing modern metropolises, Thailand has it all. Many people who go there on vacation fall in love and wish they could live there permanently. Luckily with myTEFL's Teach in Thailand internship, the dream easily becomes reality. Misha loved the organization and resources continuously offered to him by myTEFL to this day. He also had a blast during the orientation in Hua Hin where he made lots of great friends. Keep living the dream Misha!
With so many TEFL courses out there, it can be hard to choose the right one. Peter did lots of research before deciding to go with myTEFL for their highly rated job placements. Peter completed his 120-hour professional TEFL course and felt prepared for teaching but was unsure on how to get the ball rolling. That's where myTEFL stepped in and took over, helping Peter set up his internship in Thailand. He made tons of great friends among the other interns and was given a chance to thoroughly familiarize himself with Thailand for a week before shipping out to his placement. The only thing peter wishes is that his fun orientation week was even longer. Needless to say he doesn't regret his decision!
Myanmar is a culturally unique place in that it is still relatively untouched by tourism or any western influence. MyTEFL interns who end up there are often pleasantly shocked by how authentic and unparalleled of an experience they have. Janny has been in Myanmar for two months and is absolutely loving it. She found the transition very easy and comfortable thanks to the friendly staff at myTEFL who motivated her every step of the way. She's also very happy with the practical support the internship program offers like a SIM card and help setting it up. We'll definitely have to check out that food on 19th street next time we're in town!
Moving to a new country is exciting and full of fun new experiences and people. While the process is a guaranteed adventure, it can often be quite daunting as well. It can be hard to know where to start with so much to be arranged; flights, visas, airport pickup, accommodations etc. Luckily, myTEFL takes care of all the hard details so you can just relax and enjoy the ride. Just ask Gregory! MyTEFL provided him with all the guidance and resources he needed to settle in to his new life in Thailand. The one week orientation in Hua Hin helped him brush up on his TEFL strategies and learn the basics of living as a Thai local. Now Gregory loves his new expat lifestyle and plans to keep it going…
Brandon has been living life on the wild side for the last 5 months in Thailand. MyTEFL's Teach in Thailand internship offers placements all over Thailand, from the buzzing metropolises of Bangkok to the quiet villages of Ihsan where there isn't another foreigner in sight. Brandon opted for a rural placement; one and a half hours away from any major cities. While some may find this difficult, Brandon is taking it in stride and making friends with his local Thai teachers. Brandon appreciated the smoothness of the course and the great resources myTEFL offered before, during and after completion of the 120-hour professional course.
Ahh, so it turns out Adam does teach in between all of his exciting activities in Thailand. Adam teaches kindergarten and grade two and his friends back in Vancouver think it's absolutely hilarious that Adam is in charge of a bunch of five year olds. Adam tells us about his surprise at how loving, sweet and respectful the children can be; when they're not acting like little savages that is! He also only works 23 hours a week which explains all the fun he's been having in his last video. Adam also shows us around the office that he shares with his fellow teachers and tells us about the "important discussions" they have there. Needless to say, Adam is super happy with his decision to teach through myTEFL and urges…
Adam from Vancouver recently moved to Thailand through myTEFL's Teach in Thailand internship and it's pretty clear that he's absolutely loving life! Adam shows us around his sweet pad that only costs $200 a month and takes us for a ride on his (super manly) moped. Adam likes everything about Thailand but his favourite part about it is all the exciting adventures he goes on with his new crew of "farangs." They're always up to something; beach trips, waterfall hikes, poker nights, weekend trips away, you name it. Adam loves how easy it is to make friends in his town of Trang. The only thing we're not sure about, does Adam ever actually get any teaching done in between all the fun?