22 Reasons Why You’ll Never Regret Being a Language Assistant Abroad
Whether you’ve already done it or you’re considering doing it in the future, here’s why being a language assistant abroad is one of the best decisions you’ll ever make.
1. You get to experience living in another country and travelling while you’re young.
There is so much of the world that I need to see with my own eyes
— Emily Lee (@emilyouu) June 14, 2016
2. Though it does get stressful when you’re trying to sort out the move.
You just want to be there and enjoy it already.
If someone would like to organise my year abroad for me, it will be much appreciated.
— Jasmin (@JasminTse) November 5, 2014
3. Being surrounded by people speaking your chosen language forces you to up your speaking ability pretty fast.
4. And you’re basically getting paid to practise a language and learn more about a culture you’re interested in.
Beats doing essays and exams any day.
5. Plus, the students you teach are alright really.
— Tefl Teaching Abroad (@TEFL_abroad) April 18, 2016
6. Lesson planning takes up way more time than you expect, especially if you’re trying to do something a bit creative.
7. But only spending 12 hours a week in work gives you loads of freedom.
8. Which means getting to explore the area you’re in.
9. And travelling the rest of the country at weekends.
10. Your Instagram game is always on point while you’re away.
Sooo much material to work with.
11. After the initial novelty and excitement, it’s weird trying to adjust to everyday life in another country.
It takes a while to realise you’re not just on holiday and you literally live in a foreign country now.
12. Not being able to easily see your friends and family is hard.
13. But people will always be wanting to come and visit you because you live somewhere cool.
And probably warmer than the UK.
-Molly in Malaga- Some people worry about missing their friends and not being able to see people whilst abroad. Within the first two weeks I went to visit my friend Katherine. We met in Sevilla and had a wonderful day! Never worry about missing your friends because they really aren't ever that far away! ❤️🇪🇸 #uolyearabroad #uolerasmus #Sevilla #yearabroad #erasmus
14. Properly living somewhere rather than just going on holiday teaches you things about the country’s way of life you never expected.
15. You bond with other people in the same situation and end up making new friends.
16. While your home friends are dragging themselves to 9ams or doing real jobs.
They’re all jel.
17. And if you go while you’re still an undergrad, you get a fourth year of uni when you get back.
Anything to put off an office job for a little bit longer.
im never getting a job smh frick that
— stevie (@billclitton) June 13, 2016
18. But you kinda forget how to study while you’re away.
when u do year abroad for a laff and are still expected to read things???? pic.twitter.com/um63M4aHJf
— memelissa (@mellie_gee) August 3, 2015