Archive for the ‘Working Abroad’ Category

Lost in Korea: 5 Things I Love About Korea

by Kissairis Munoz Now that I’ve been here for six months (wow, time is flying!), I thought I’d share some of my favorite — and inexpensive! — things about living in Korea. 1. Cheap transportation Getting around in Korea is incredibly wallet friendly. The subway reaches every part of Seoul, is...
December 20th, 2011 | Dispatches from the Road, Solo Travel, south korea, Working Abroad | Read More

Lost In Korea: (Not) Home for the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us. I usually know it’s arrived when all of a sudden my neighborhood is decked out in twinkling lights, “Last Christmas” is playing at every store I step foot in, and the Salvation Army Santa Claus — and his bells — seem to follow me no matter where I go. For me,...
December 6th, 2011 | Dispatches from the Road, Solo Travel, south korea, Working Abroad | Read More

The Art of WWOOF: World Wide Organic Farming Volunteers

By Katherine Logan Special to Lost Girls   Voluntourism wears a new hat these days given the current economic climate, and programs like WWOOF have surfaced as popular options for budget travel. WWOOF stands for the World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms and connects travelers with environmentally...
December 1st, 2011 | Budget Travel, Working Abroad | Read More

Lost In Korea: Introducing Kissairis Munoz

by Kissairis Munoz Lost In Korea is our new bi-weekly column chronicling the year-long journey of Kissairis Munoz as she teaches English in Korea. Check back for future installments every other Tuesday at noon. I didn’t speak any Korean. I’d never taught a class before. But last June I packed two...
November 22nd, 2011 | Dispatches from the Road, Solo Travel, south korea, Working Abroad | Read More

10 Tips for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

10 Tips for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
By Sarah Fudin Special to Lost Girls Becoming a teacher can be a daunting task. It’s no surprise then that starting your career as an ESL teacher can contain a lot of gray areas that must be addressed. Have no fear though, we’re about to help you kick-start your career with some proven tips that...
October 6th, 2011 | Extras, Working Abroad | Read More

10 Tips for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Abroad

By Sarah Fudin Special to Lost Girls World   The rise of English as a global language has created an ever-growing, worldwide demand for TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) instructors. Imagine living in another part of world, exploring far-away countries and immersing yourself...
July 21st, 2011 | Solo Travel, Working Abroad | Read More

The Sad State of the American Gap Year – And Why We Should Change Our Ways

The Sad State of the American Gap Year – And Why We Should Change Our Ways
By Rachel Friedman Special to The Lost Girls There’s a beloved statistic bandied about by travelers, sometimes behind our backs but mostly right in front of our faces, an open challenge: “Only 5 percent of Americans have passports.” Cue non-American looking aghast. The number changes depending...
July 19th, 2011 | Adventure Travel, Solo Travel, Studying Abroad, Working Abroad | Read More

InterNations: Connecting a World of Global Minds

InterNations: Connecting a World of Global Minds
If you’re an expat, or have ever dreamed of living and working abroad, you might be aware of all there is to think about with such a move. With members based in over 200 cities across the world, online expat community InterNations wants to help you in the process of taking your life global–whether...
July 1st, 2011 | Featured, Staying Connected, Working Abroad | Read More

5 Must Haves for Your Australian Working Holiday

5 Must Haves for Your Australian Working Holiday
By Caroline Eubanks Working abroad is one of the most rewarding experiences of any traveler’s life. It allows you to meet a range of personalities, as well as learn a skill you might not have learned at home. Australia has long been the home for working holidaymakers for the high wages and ease of...
May 11th, 2011 | Working Abroad | Read More

Why Travel Writing is Ideal for Students Abroad

Why Travel Writing is Ideal for Students Abroad
By Isabel B Special to The Lost Girls Students studying abroad often complain that they are on a tight budget. Especially with all the weekend trips that they want to take, cash is scarce. Many resort to teaching English or the occasional babysitting stint in order to make ends meet. But there is a way...
April 4th, 2011 | Extras, Staying Connected, Travel Writing, Working Abroad | Read More