I’ll be honest… My first year abroad was kind of a disaster. I thought I’d found the perfect job teaching abroad, but instead I ended up underpaid on a factory-lined highway where I was the only foreigner for miles. The worst part was if I wanted to leave early I could owe my school up to $8,000 which was my entire salary for the entire year! Whoopsies.
Thankfully, I eventually figured things out. A few years later I was working as a college counselor in Beijing, making four times the salary with my own private office. I had a job I loved, saved up $40,000 in two years, and traveled all around Asia during my 20 yearly vacation days.
Over the last decade I’ve lived in China, Tanzania, Vietnam, Australia, and now Georgia (the country). I’ve worked as an English teacher (on and offline), college counselor, freelance writer, social media manager, online admissions interviewer, and I even started my own business helping adventurous people just like you achieve their dreams of moving abroad!
Now I work remotely and can live anywhere in the world. I make my own hours, and can travel whenever and wherever I want.
How?! Well… I made a ton of mistakes, and wasted a lot of time on trial and error because I didn’t have anyone to guide me.
I wish I could go back in time and give myself all of the advice I know now, but unfortunately time travel isn’t a thing (yet). So I’ve made it my mission to teach you everything I’ve learned, so you have an incredible first year abroad.