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10 Things I’ve Learned While Living Abroad in Isaan, Thailand

25 February 2014

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10 Things I’ve Learned While Living Abroad in Isaan, Thailand

Living and traveling abroad can be an experience of a lifetime, and the experiences to be had can teach you much more about reality than you’d ever learn in a classroom. From traveling solo to learning to live alone, one of our Ambassadors, Eliza, shares 10 things she’s learned from spending the past two years living and teaching in Thailand.

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Have Job… Will Travel! 5 Stories of People Who Work Abroad Doing What They Love

15 March 2012

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Have Job… Will Travel! 5 Stories of People Who Work Abroad Doing What They Love

Sat at work dreaming about travel? Reading blogs and travel websites and living vicariously through the adventures that you read? Usually such musing can be written off as mere fantasies and easily whisked away by grumbles about money and making ends meet. But wait, there's good news! Travel and work don’t have to be mutually exclusive. Countless people, from a diverse range of professions are figuring out ways to make travel and work compatible. So how do they do it? Is it as good as you imagine? Does it really pay the bills? Travel writer, Marisa Charles caught up with a few of these working travellers to see what it’s really like...

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The Grand Survey: Teaching English & More in South East Asia

8 February 2012

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The Grand Survey: Teaching English & More in South East Asia

Are you currently teaching and living in South East Asia? If so, we want to hear from you! We are looking for people to interview for a brand new resource that we are creating about teaching across the region. We want to find out about your day-to-day work, your lifestyle, challenges and perks of the job! Do you have a story to tell that can inspire others to embark upon the adventure of a lifetime?

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Get Paid to Travel: You Could Be Teaching English Abroad Now!

1 January 2011

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Get Paid to Travel: You Could Be Teaching English Abroad Now!

TEFL stands for ‘Teaching English as a Foreign Language’ and it’s the magic formula that many backpackers are using right now to fund their ongoing globe-trotting adventures. S.E.A Backpacker teamed up with Island TEFL based on the sun-drenched island of Koh Samui in Thailand to offer you this life-changing opportunity. In just 4 weeks you could be qualified to teach English anywhere in the world!

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Backpacker Video Diaries: A Traditional Good Luck Ceremony in Laos

29 November 2010

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Backpacker Video Diaries: A Traditional Good Luck Ceremony in Laos

After teaching English to local children in a small village outside Luang Prabang in Northern Laos, Courtney, Kaberly, Danielle and Jacqui are asked to take part in a traditional Laotion ceremony. They are thanked for helping the students and blessed with good luck for their onward travels. A 'Baci Ceremony' only occurs once a year and the girls were overwhelmed and honoured to be a part of such an incredible cultural experience. Watch the video of their special travel moment here!

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Backpacker Video Diaries: Teaching English in Luang Prabang, Laos

15 November 2010

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Backpacker Video Diaries: Teaching English in Luang Prabang, Laos

Four girls backpacking in Southeast Asia visit a small village where they teach English to a group of local children. Flash cards, enthusiastic students, dancing and even a chicken in the class! Watch Courtney, Kaberly, Jacqui and Danielle at work in the classroom on their first few days. Take a look around the village of 'Baan Phov Mok' and see the children take Danielle across a river and to a nearby waterfall for an adventurous field trip!

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