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.
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Money and Banking
These articles cover one of the main aspects of your teaching job abroad: money. We are not financial experts, but based on our experience these are the things that work to save some money while teaching overseas, and bringing the fruits of the hard work back home.
Lauren Miller is a US-based business owner who writes about money management, career development, and retirement planning.
Let’s start with the basics here. The currency used in the UAE is called the Dirham, with the abbreviation being AED, and is broken into subunits referred to as fils. In other words, one Dirham or AED is equal to 100 fils. Dirham notes come in denominations of 1000,500, 200, 100, 50, 20 and 5 and approximately $1 U.S. is equal to about 3.67 Dirham. Please refer to www.xe.com for current exchange rates.