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Starting My Teaching Experience in Thailand- I'm Still Alive!

Updated: Mar 14, 2020

Yes, I’m still alive....

Well it’s been a few months since I started my English teaching career (through J2 Job Placement program). I have made some incredible friends, memories, and most of all, I love my kids.

The weekends have been full of late nights, great memories, and incredible sights. When the weekend comes, we tend to escape Sam Phran for bigger cities like Bangkok, Hua Hin, Kanchanaburi or even treks down to Krabi.

Hua Hin is a quiet beach town 3 hours south of San Phran. It is a town Thai people go to for holiday. One night, we ended up on the beach until 4 am just talking and enjoying each other’s company.

The top waterfall at Erawan Falls in Kanchanaburi. Erawan Falls is a National Park near the Thai-Burmese border that has 7 waterfalls and takes about 2 hours to climb up to the top one. We spent almost a full day at this one waterfall while most people stayed for maybe 20 minutes before trekking back down.

Kanchanaburi is also known for the Bridge over the River Kwae and the Death Railway which was built during WWII by POW’s and laborers.

Krabi is known for incredible beaches and being a gateway to get to the famous Phi Phi island.

I have been loving teaching, the different lifestyle, and most of all my decision to come here. Being able to help kids learn English has made me feel like I’m making an impact, even if it may be small. This has been something I have been wanting to do as long as I can remember. The kids have become the highlight of my days, even if sometimes they lack energy and slack off. They are hands down absolutely incredible and so fun.

We have already passed midterm exams and are about a month away from final exams reviewing. It’s incredible how fast the term has flown by. I am excited to finish up this term, return to Los Angeles for a bit in October, and make my way back to Sam Phran for the second term of the school year!

Claire & Heather taught at the same school and both talk in depth about their experiences:

Ask me a question in the comments below!


About Journey to Teach Abroad:

Become a global citizen and discover life TEACHING ABROAD. Get paid to travel to stunning places, bond with an international community that you'll forever belong to, feel rewarded daily for teaching students who want to learn, and gain the confidence to discover new things. Journey to Teach Abroad is a teacher training TEFL certification course here in Los Angeles that GUARANTEES a teaching job abroad. If you are not in L.A., we also provide free Job Placement in Thailand!

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About our J2 Alumni: Lauren Stowe

Lauren is currently an English teacher at Nakprasith School in Thailand. She enjoys writing, exploring new cities, and playing sports, usually basketball or soccer with high school students.



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