It has always been a dream of mine to live in the United States. And by “dream,” I mean it was something I never thought would come true. Pretty pessimistic, right? But my pessimism was grounded in reality: it was nearly impossible to (legally) leave my home country and immigrate to the U.S. There are many reasons for that, and I won’t go into the specifics here. But what’s important is I knew the life I wanted to have was very difficult to achieve by living in my home country.
A sample of different videos and websites I created over the last few years.
I applied to grad school this year. I submitted my documents to five different universities and got into all of them. Now that I got in, I’m asking myself: Now what? Do I still want this as much as I used to?
Reading this letter gives me chills to this day. I will be forever grateful to Berea College for their generosity and for believing in me. I was very hesitant about…
Many people whom I respect and admire advise against going to college. Although I agree with them in some respect (many careers do not require a college degree, so you are doing yourself a huge disservice by attending it), I also think that the “college isn’t worth it” is a generalization that needs to be contextualized. So here is my attempt to begin the conversation about this.
My 2 cents about the benefits of writing.
This week I received a notification from one of the grad schools I'd applied to this fall. I got in!
It's been a while since I posted anything here – not because I don't have anything to say (trust me, my blog backlog is full of posts), but mostly because of the current prioritization of my projects.
Today I found some time to watch a couple of videos from my never-ending "Watch Later" playlist on YouTube. I ended up watching Jack Conte's talk called "Nothing Works". With…
I wrote this article as more of a “letter to myself” - type of a thing back in 2019. Obviously, the COVID-19 pandemic threw a curve ball at my plans to move abroad. Nevertheless, I wanted to publish this post because my reasons for moving to South Korea will hold true, whether I accomplish this in 2020 or later.
The CELTA certificate is one of the priciest (if not the priciest) TEFL certificates available on the market. Why did I decide to go with it? I could’ve easily saved $1,500 by taking another, generic TEFL course. Here are my reasons for doing so.