Have you ever lived abroad, or can you imagine moving overseas for a time? I consider myself extremely lucky that I lived and worked abroad in Japan, Slovakia and Germany for about five and a half years in total, loved every single minute of it, and, of course, learnt a tonne from all those experiences.
Of course, I’m not the only one to have had these great experiences and in Episode 97 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast I spoke with three travel-lovers who have lived abroad for a variety of different reasons – and all learnt something from it too.
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Show notes: Episode 97 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast
Lessons from Living Abroad
If you ever get the chance to choose to live in another country (perhaps for study or work, or many other reasons) then you’re very lucky because it’s a special experience indeed. In Episode 97 of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast, I talk with three lovely guests about their experiences of living in other countries for work or as part of their studies and we truly traverse the world, talking about Thailand, Tanzania and China.
First up, I speak with Clare Harris who spent several years living in Thailand and teaching English to people from bordering countries. She had an amazing experience and we chat about how she learnt what it was like to be illiterate, because the Thai language confounded her!
I then chat with Eva Westerling, who needed to complete an internship as part of her studies at medical school and fairly randomly ended up working in a hospital in Zanzibar! We also talk about our desire to live in many more places around the world if we can!
Finally I talk with Jacky Lamenzo, a teaching graduate in the States who couldn’t find the right kind of work at home and so decided a bit on a whim to go abroad and teach in China. What she learnt there is a really life-changing lesson which I just loved hearing about.
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- Clare’s site The Book Next Door – Australian ESL materials for adults and young adults
- Clare Harris – Englishy Things
- Eva’s blog Not Scared of the Jet Lag
- Jacky Lamenzo – her site at Jacky Lamenzo
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