If you’ve found this blog, you probably already know me… But if you don’t, let me introduce myself! I’m Sara. I’m a 24-year-old English teacher from Baltimore, MD. Currently, I live in the teeny tiny European country of Andorra (in between Spain and France), where I’m on a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship. This year, I’ll be teaching Andorran students (mine are all 16+) about American culture and the English language.
How did I get here? Well, I went to Dickinson College in PA, where I majored in Political Science & Spanish Literature. I spent my junior year of college in Málaga, Spain (AKA my favorite place on Earth). After graduation, I spent a year working for AmeriCorps in my hometown of Baltimore, where I worked full-time for an amazing organization called the Esperanza Center, which is a sort of all-purpose resource center for immigrants. I split my time between the ESL program and the health clinic, but my true love was ESL. That inspired me to get my MA in TESOL, which I did at Hawaii Pacific University. My chronic case of wanderlust inspired me to look for opportunities teaching abroad, which led me to the Fulbright, and here we are! So join on my journey!
Oh and in addition to teaching young adults about American language & culture, trying to learn the local language (Catalan) and immerse myself in the culture, and traveling around Europe during my time off, I’ll be busy planning my wedding for August 2016 from about 4,000 miles away. Too easy, right?
Other things I’m interested in, which may pop up here and there: politics, feminism, human rights, equality, soccer, cheap wine, tea, and CATS.
***All views and opinions expressed in this blog are my own and do not represent the views of the Fulbright Commission or anyone’s government.***