How I Taught English Abroad

The first time I heard about teaching abroad was in university. I think I was walking through some career fair and was so excited that I wouldn’t need any special qualifications such as a teaching degree. All I needed was to be a Native English speaker and an undergraduate degree...

How to Adapt to a New Culture

Living abroad was a big step in my life. Sometimes, when one is trying to fit in to a society, one will lose themselves in the process. While I am a believer of being true to my own identity, I also know that it is equally important that I...

Toronto is Home

“Home is a place you grow up wanting to leave and grow old wanting to get back to.” This is how I feel about my hometown, Toronto. Being born and raised in Toronto, there is a sense of identity attachment. It’s true – when you leave – you start...

Girl Behind this Blog

Hello! I’m Charmaine and I am a Canadian who lived abroad for six years straight. I moved home to Toronto, Canada in April 2018 after I learnt to appreciate my home city from my tough experiences abroad. Prior to that, I have lived across three continents. During my third year...

Publications

Over the years, living abroad has taught me to open my eyes and to be more aware of my surroundings and the cultural differences. I was very fortunate to work with other sites to share my experiences such as my experiences in Hong Kong and how I got to work...