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The movers came Tuesday and packed up my things for my shipment to Thailand. So much thought and preparation went into this move that I can truly say I feel one thousand times lighter now that it is done. I started back in January by getting rid of the winter clothes that I knew I didn’t want or need in Bangkok. I went through all of my clothes and purged as much… Read More

This week’s interview is with Stephanie, a first-grade teacher in Hong Kong. Stephanie is another friend that I met in the Literacy Coach Cohort. We discovered that we actually have a fun “small world” connection. Stephanie taught in Guatemala with Kelly who I met while traveling in Guatemala in 2007. (Kelly was just about to start her international teaching career when we met and she’s still at the same school today!) Kelly… Read More

The international educator interviews series is back! First up, I want to introduce you to my dear friend Kate whom I met during a literacy coaching program that we participated in from 2017-2019. Kate and her family recently repatriated to the U.S. where she works at a private school in Houston as the head librarian. In her 14 years in Education, Kate has taught English, Humanities, World Religions, and Photography I and… Read More

This week I bring you Sarah who left my school last year after nine years in Budapest to move with her family to Lima. It was so fun to interview her and get a glimpse into her new life in Peru. She is definitely missed here in Budapest! Where are you now and what are you currently teaching? We live in Lima, Peru. I’m here with my family: My husband is the Middle… Read More

In this week’s interview Andy and Steve talk about life as a globe-trotting teaching couple, balancing ex-pat life with family back home, and how they discovered just how small the international teaching world is. Where are you now and what are you currently teaching? Andy: I am currently teaching grade 6 Humanities at Saigon South International School, in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. My husband, Steve is teaching grade 8 Humanities. I have… Read More

For this week’s International Educator Interview, I bring you Andrew who is currently teaching in Hong Kong. Andrew and I briefly taught together in Brooklyn before parting ways on our own international adventures, he to China and me to Beirut. Read on to hear Andrew’s take on life as an international educator. Where are you now and what are you currently teaching? I am teaching 4th grade at ISF Academy in Hong Kong…. Read More

One of the hardest parts about leaving Beirut in a few, short weeks will be leaving behind all of the wonderful friends and great community that I’ve found here in Beirut. (In fact, my friend Emilee just wrote a post on this very topic today on her blog Beirut, An Education.) While expats tend to form a natural community abroad, being in the relatively similar position of being an outsider in a… Read More