Tuesday, June 1, 2010

All good things...

Must come to an end.

Well, I know definitively that I won't be back in Spain next year. I was bummed at first, but now I've taken on a more zen like attitude towards the whole thing. As my father reminded me, I knew coming into this that it was only going to be for 9 months. And well, time's almost up.

Anyway, I took a day to dwell on the news and feel sorry for myself. After that, I started looking for things to do next year. School? Look for work (even though there are no jobs)? Travel (even though I have no money)? What to do?

Ideally, I'd find another teaching gig outside of the country or stumble across the opportunity to travel on somebody else's dime. Something tells me that's not going to happen though. I have no desire to go back to Miami, but if I have to return, I have to return.

Well nothing more needs to be said except that as I am sure you can figure out, these past few months here have been fantastic. The best present ever!


  1. You should look at teaching in Korea, as long as you have a degree you can get a job. It may take a little more work now than before, because (from what i've heard) some of the public school systems are running out of money and public schools with less than a certain number of students will be closing. but that's only in the province where I live. Check out companies like footprints and worknplay, or just google "teach in Korea"...you can also try other Asian countries, but Korea is the easiest and has one of the best pays. China has more demanding requirements (but it's still worth checking out). Plus if you have a certain amount of teaching experience it equals higher pay in Korea...and they pay for your plane ticket and apartment.

  2. So sorry that you have to go before you're ready.

    Adding to Kourt's comment, there are also teaching opportunities in Eastern Europe (not the highest paying) and Germany. Dave's ESL Cafe is a good resource to browse around.

    Also, check out BUNAC if you want to stretch things a bit further. Also, school in some of these countries in Europe are very cheap. Loan for school in Europe?

    Good luck in your next steps.

  3. Thank you for the suggestions!

  4. I highly recommend the teaching assistant in France program! And also, like Kourt said, teaching in Korea would be a great idea (and you'll make some coin).