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Emily's Journey- Living and Teaching in Surin (Elephant Town), Thailand

Updated: Mar 15, 2020

Emily is from South East England yet has moved around a lot during her 27 years. She enjoys immersing herself in unfamiliar cultures and learning about people. Human interactions are what she loves, but she is also happy to spend time alone.



How did you decide to teach abroad?


I have always wanted to try it since a teenager, I wanted to live in a new place and try a new skill.


Can you tell us where you taught and how long you taught for?


It was in Surin Province in Thailand. A place called Ban Ta Klang village. I was there for 2 months.




Can you describe a typical day?


I would drive my scooter to the secondary school which was only a few minutes away. We then would have morning assembly in the courtyard before class started for the day. Depending on the day, would decide what classes I was teaching. Then I would break for lunch, eat in the school canteen with other teachers or students. In the afternoon, I taught at the primary school so would travel there (few minutes again).