First let me apologize for not getting new Storied Impressions Photo/Words for this month yet. It has been a bit of a unique month so far. Here is why…
Last Saturday I was searching the TIEonline site for international teaching positions and a new one pop in that said Burma. What the heck, I thought, why not check it out.
The description of the school and country were mesmerizing and I just had to take a chance and apply.
A bit silly of me as the open position was classified as Elementary – which I have never taught. My teaching certification and experience thus far has been in Middle School, High School and college.
So I was thinking it was a long shot. But they obviously needed someone asap as the school year starts May 20th.
On Sunday morning I woke up to an email from the director of the school saying he wanted to speak with me.
So Monday morning, 6:30am my time (8pm there time) I was interviewed via Skype. I thought it went well, but he was flying to Thailand the next day to interview 3 other candidates.
So to my huge surprise, on Tuesday morning I woke to a job offer and contract! WOW!
So now I have 22 days until I fly out on May 9th (just booked my airplane ticket last night).
I am so excited I can barely stand it. Such an amazing country to go and explore. Talk about turning a Corner!
Myanmar (Burma) is primarily a Buddhist country full of wonderful traditions I am so excited to delve into.
The school is an International school and will be starting its second year when I arrive.
Here is the link to the school – check it out!
Ayeyarwaddy International School: www.aismyanmar.com/
You pronounce the school name: Aye-yar-wah-dee (stress on “wah”) according to the director.
So packing, packing, packing… and then I’m outta here!
***And on that note, I’m going to combine my two blogs so that I can more easily update you all on my adventures through photo and non-fiction stories of my experiences. So anyone wanting to continue to follow me on this adventure – sign up for my Sunshine Impressions blog here as this one I will not be updating any longer.
I hope you stay to enjoy the ride with me!
Mingalar Bar (Have good things unto you!) 🙂 Gretchen