Last month I wrote about figuring out my true passion in life. I was still baffled about how to pursue my passion without a trust fund or being completely broke. I was inspired by Stephanie over at Big Mario Life to think a little deeper about my passion. The idea didn't hit me until this weekend.
Many website recommend taking a "skill" you have and running with that. Common skills that are easy to travel with are hair cutting and web design. With two degrees in social work, I don't have many useful skills to travel with. But wait! What do I enjoy? Traveling, yes. I also enjoy working with children. While leaving my D and my animal family for a year+ to teach abroad is not realistic, there is another benefit to being a teacher. I have my summers off. Would there be anything wrong with finding a 4-8 week summer school program? There are lots of international teaching programs that pay. I would also continue to be paid my teaching salary in those off summer months. Bingo! Travel+teaching+getting paid. I think I've discovered a plan.
I'm doing a bit of research, and I don't anticipate that I would be able to make this a reality within the 2012 year. Since I'm boring you with lots of words and no pictures, I'll bring this to a close. Give me your advice though! Help me make this happen!
Do you know anyone who has taught (not volunteered, although that may be an option I could/would pursue in the future) abroad?
Have you heard of any successful programs for short-term teaching abroad?