"I was about to graduate from the University of Western Ontario with my education degree, when I saw an ad to teach English in Japan. It piqued my interest so I immediately applied. After all, what better way to gain teaching experience and travel to a part of the world I had always been fascinated with, right? Soon after, I boarded a plane bound for Tokyo and what started as year of living overseas quickly turned into five! There was never a shortage of things to do...from spending a day visiting one of Japan's many historical sites, to eating in one of thousands of amazing restaurants, to dancing the night away in a downtown nightclub, or just hanging out in a park under the cherry blossoms in the spring. I also traveled to places like Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Guam, and Hong Kong. I loved my job teaching English and really felt like I made a difference with my students. I enjoyed the opportunity to make friends with other teachers from over the world, as well as some fellow Canadians. Finally, I’m proud to say that I was offered several promotions that helped me develop and expand my professional skills. No matter what country one goes to, teaching overseas is an adventure that you will never regret and never forget!"