Wow! Time flies. Just a few months ago, I made the decision to teach English abroad. Now, I’ve made the deposit on my TEFL/TESOL course and am working on my flight, visa, background check, financial arrangements, health checks, packing lists and many other preparations.
With each passing day, my excitement grows and my time to get things done dwindles. I am so glad that I started this process when I did. After making the decision, I spent three months on research – location, certification type and school, costs, employment opportunities, income ranges, experiences of those who’ve gone before me.
Now, with less than two months to go, I feel like I’ve given myself just enough time to get everything done. There is way more to it than you might at first think. Once I have all my required documents in hand, have paid the balance for the course, booked my flight, received my Visa on Arrival approval letter, adjusted my banking and auto-pay, and refined my what to bring list, I’ll breathe a sigh of relief.
In all honesty, I can’t wait to get the details out of the way so I can focus on the adventure.