We’ve placed hundreds of English teachers in schools across China and South Korea. Often times, these stellar people will write us and share about their experiences overseas. Meet a few of our past teachers, and read about what they are doing now.
It’s always amazing to see how the adventure of teaching abroad changes the life of each and every person!
"I absolutely loved living and teaching abroad. I never, in my wildest dreams, thought I would even visit Asia, let alone live in and fall in love with Korea. Adventure Teaching helped inspire and calm me before going and consistently encouraged me when I was abroad. I can say, with no hesitation, working with Adventure Teaching and going to Korea was the best decision I’ve ever made. Ever.
Living and teaching abroad taught me how to successfully and creatively communicate with others, while giving me ample opportunities to practice patience, kindness and sincerity – all of which have made me a very well-rounded employee for each job I’ve had since returning home. I currently do sales with a super fun startup company in Seattle, Washington. I sell wine and barware accessories and it’s a blast!"
"My overall experience in Korea was rich. Rich in experience, culture, personal-growth, friendships, and financial income! Teaching was something I had to warm up to, but once I got going I learned I liked it so much more than I had imagined... enough to come back for another year in 2011. Adventure Teaching provided a much-needed boost to get me to Korea. I felt supported through the entire process – the job interview, reviewing the contract and signing it, packing and flight arrangements, and finally the transition to living overseas... even after I got to Korea they kept hooking me up with help! When I moved back a second time, the choice to use Adventure Teaching as my recruiter was a no brainer.
I am living in California, assisting in the sales and manufacturing of audio equipment. I never could’ve guessed how much my experience in South Korea (and the understanding I gained of Asian culture while living and travelling there) helps me daily as I decipher emails and communicate cross-culturally with our Asian manufactures. It’s surreal how much I still miss my Korean home - truth be told, I still consider returning again one day...through Adventure Teaching, of course!"
Greg & Tayla Buckman
Tayla: "I went to Korea with a few friends from college in 2009. From finding a job to arriving and getting situated, from planning events to making friends and connections, Adventure Teaching was with me every step of the way. And seriously, I never could have imagined that I’d meet my future husband overseas! Who knows, Adventure Teaching may get you a spouse out of it too!"
Greg: "Totally agree with everything my wife said – especially the part about meeting my future wife… in Korea, of all places! We loved the different experiences we had in Seoul, and have so many great stories and memories to show for it."
Both: "We live in Kansas City where Greg is a High School History Teacher and Tayla is an IT Technical Recruiter. The experience that I (Greg) gained in South Korea undoubtedly helped me land my current teaching gig!"