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Kelly
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Evening Hatrack! [Hat] Long time no see...

This is mainly for those of you who have had experience with internships/working in other countries.

As a relatively recent college grad who already has experience studying abroad, I've been thinking of doing a Masters/certification abroad, and in particular getting a degree in TESL (I'm a Spanish major).

So, my question to you is what sort of programs have you gone through that you would recommend to other people?

Your humble opinions would be greatly appreciated

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All I can say is I wish you luck and hope you can wish me luck in turn as I have the same plans on the back burner so to speak, as I intend to apply to JET and teach english in Japan once I get my CompSci degree.

My only rough plan thus far is to try to learn conversational Japanese in four years.

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Kelly, I haven't gone abroad myself but am about to finish a master's in ESL, and many of my classmates have taught abroad and/or are planning to.

One friend taught a year in Seoul, Korea and said it was a wonderful experience. I know many who plan to go teach in Japan. What I have been told is that you need a master's degree to teach at the university level in most places, and there are many, many programs that will just take you with a bachelor's to teach English at the secondary level.

I know little about obtaining a master's in another country. Some of my classmates have expressed really good experiences with Peace Corps, but that may not be what you want.

Good luck!

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