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A Letter to Phnom Penh

Posted by weareelic on Jan 27, 2020 8:47:00 AM

Dear Cambodia,

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I Think I Might be a Little Crazy

Posted by weareelic on Jan 20, 2020 12:15:00 PM

Today I’m traveling back to Asia. After a sleepless night, I woke up this morning with a paralyzing thought… “Who does this?” Who in their right mind flies halfway around the world for a job? Who crams their life’s possessions into two suitcases like some kind of high-stakes puzzle game? The answer: me. I do this. And I think I might be a little crazy.

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Different

Posted by weareelic on Jan 20, 2020 9:50:31 AM
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Building Friendships in Challenging Places

Posted by weareelic on Jan 13, 2020 9:45:00 AM

One of the great joys of living and working overseas is the opportunity to build friendships and interact with the local culture. This creates many opportunities to learn and expand your thinking. This is especially important as a foreign English teacher. But what do you do when these friendships are hard to come by because of uncontrollable circumstances? This was the case for one of our teams in Cambodia. Here’s their story:

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Her Name is Lin

Posted by weareelic on Jan 6, 2020 8:30:00 AM

Her name is Lin.

We know because we asked.

We asked because she walks by our house nearly every day.

She walks by our house every day to collect trash.

Sometimes she’s alone.

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How long does it take to make a difference overseas?

Posted by weareelic on Dec 9, 2019 6:06:47 PM
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Stories, tips, and inspiration from across the world

Our teachers live in some really cool places! Through our blog, we strive to share with you what their lives are like as they live and teach overseas. Follow along on our journey and learn a few tips about living in a foreign country.

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