Teachers can experience a wonderful work-life balance with spectacular beaches of white sand and blue water, improved even more by the guaranteed year-round sunshine. To escape the heat, teachers visit shopping malls, especially Manar Mall, which offer a blend of shopping, entertainment, dining and recreational options. If you feel like exploring beyond your immediate locality, it’s a good idea to join the UAE car culture and buy your own (air-conditioned!) car to get around.
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A compilation of articles that talk about the lifestyle that you can expect to have when you're teaching abroad.
Teaching in Ras Al Khaimah allows you to live with a slower pace, a strong community feel and an adventurous, outdoorsy lifestyle. Far from being a dusty hinterland, RAK boasts a variety of landscapes which offer unique combination of the four different landscapes found in the UAE: fertile plains, striking mountains, coastal beaches and mangroves, and the desert. RAK is a leisurely city, with a multitude of activities on offer such as diving, hiking in the surrounding mountains, bird watching, wadi bashing, desert safaris, playing golf or quad biking.
This great little video comes to us from John, a recently placed Footprints principal in Abu Dhabi.
Ah yes, the numerous motivations for travel; a sense of wanderlust, the pursuit of personal growth or spiritual awakening. Or perhaps it is the realization that living broke in your parent's basement is not nearly as cool as you thought it would be when you were thirteen.
Teaching abroad will transform you. Read the story of Dr. Irving and how he came to meet Samuel, a life-long friend that changed his view of the world and helped him be figuratively reborn into a global citizen.
Typhoon Matmo, the first typhoon of the 2014 season to hit Taiwan, has given Pat the day off work. He takes advantage of the time to blog about typhoons in Taiwan.
After learning about how affordable laser eye surgery can be in South Korea, I decided to go under the laser. What's it like? Did it hurt? Why do the operation in Korea? Learn more about the costs and process of having laser eye surgery in a foreign land.
If you’re worried about what to do during all your free time here- stop. There’s so much to see and do especially if you’re on the mainland! I didn’t have Facebook before coming here, but it has proven to be immensely helpful in seeing what sorts of events are happening where and when. You can easily get yourself to another province by bus or train if you’re on the mainland and many people leave Jeju for the weekend and spend it shopping/eating in Seoul or Busan.
Drinking is virtually a national sport in Korea, and there seems to be virtually no stigma attached to getting stinking drunk in public, particularly for men.
There are no shortage of drinking establishments, from sidewalk tents to trendy nightclubs, and this seems to be the recreational activity of choice for many English teachers in Korea.