Hey! How’s it going?
My name’s Jessica and I’m from England. I’m a world travelling teacher, covering over 45 countries in 6 different continents (just Antartica to teach in now).
Here’s a little bit of my story:
I started my career in teaching in 2012 after completing the PGCE at Southampton University, England. After being a Primary School class teacher and doing supply work for 2 and a half years, I decided to take a career break.
From January 2015, my life changed. I initially planned to be away for 9 months doing mission work, travelling and working as a teacher abroad. For 3 months, I was in South Africa with ICS Tearfund leading a team, while being involved with voluntary work. Then I travelled around South East Asia for a month before settling in Thailand to teach.
After teaching in a private school in Bangkok for 6 months, I decided not to go back to England but travel around South-East Asia before moving to Sydney. I was base there for a year, teaching foreign adults English, but also travelled around Australia and Fiji.
Once my year visa was up, I travelled New Zealand, more of Oz and other parts of Asia. It was then time to celebrate Christmas and New Year with family and friends in England before moving on again.
My last adventure was on a new continent: South America. I travelled Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador for 6 weeks before attending an orientation in Bogotá, Colombia and moving to Medellin to teach English.
I have been working as an English Teacher for 4 months at SENA to mostly young adults as well as private tutoring and teaching online, which was a new experience.
Now it’s time to be a backpacker again, travelling Colombia, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, England, some countries in Eastern Europe and The USA.
I have now started to brand myself so I can help fellow budget backpackers, travelling teachers, share my experiences, tips as a world traveller and start teaching more people English online. If you want English lessons online, please feel free to contact me.
This blog started as a personal diary to share my life, travels, adventures and experiences as a teacher in different countries.