Monday, August 29, 2011

VISA (Not The Credit Card(Although That Will Also Be Very Useful))

Today I over-nighted my visa application to the Thai embassy.  In less than 2 months I will be jetsetting to the opposite side of the universe to teach English in Thailand!

I'm nervous and excited all at once. My future is now in the hands of the UPS mailing system and an embassy that is all the way in Washington D.C. Please let me have turned in every document and filled them all out correctly!

So here's to turning everything in correctly, getting a visa, and beginning the career of a lifetime! Cheers!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

The Assignment

Finally - I've been given my teaching assignment in Thailand. After months of holding my breath and trying not to get overly excited, I get let it all out. Now my little impatient anxious heart can plan all it wants!

So here's the assignment:

I will be moving into the Wangchan, Rayong area near the Gulf of Thailand. It's about 2-3 hours by bus out of Bangkok.  I will be living in a single dormitory and teaching at a secondary school. The classrooms are coed and about 40 students per room.

My living arrangements will look a little like this:

I will have air conditioning! And I will be eating lots of pineapple.

Luckily, it seems as if things are relatively close and within walking distance.  This includes the bus station and a local market. However, if I wish to see a real "Shopping Center", I will have a 40 minute bus ride.

SKYPE: There is an internet cafe at the school - so if you wish to see me in the months of October-March, I suggest you add me on skype :)