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In the year 2000 I boarded a plane to Taiwan for an adventure-year of teaching. My original motivation was a financial one. I had just completed my studies and it seemed like the best way to pay off my mountain of study debt in the shortest possible time. Little did I know that the experience would turn out to be so much more and that - the one year would turn into ten.
I achieved my financial goals within the first year in Taiwan. Not only did I pay off my debt, but I had a good life in a country where the cost of living was cheap and the salaries so much more than I would have ever earned back home. I decided to stay another year and bought a house back home. The two years turned into three and before I knew it the three years into seven.
Even more than the financial benefits, I saw myself grow as a person and an educator. The things I took for granted before, I started to appreciate. Friendships became deeper and every place I visited in my travels around Asia enriched my views about people and the world. As a teacher I learned skills that I would have never acquired if I stayed back home.
After my seventh year in Taiwan I took a trip to the Philippines where I met the love of my life. I moved to Korea two months later to join him where he was living his own expat life. After teaching in Korea for two years I was appointed as supervisor of one of the branches of the largest language institutes in the country. This enabled me to practice the management skills that I studied in the postgraduate degree I completed just a year earlier through a correspondence course.
I am now married, better qualified, experienced and happier than I could ever be. I have experienced more in the last ten years than I could have ever imagined. My experience of living and teaching abroad not only made me a better teacher, but also a better citizen of the world.