Something that I will never forget is the summer I spent in Turkey. I have always heard from my friends that living in another country will change your life, forever. When I look back upon the seven weeks I spent there, I couldn’t agree more. Who I was before I spent time in Turkey and now being back in the United States are different. I have changed the way I view the world and the people who live in it.
For five of the seven weeks I taught English to high school students ages 15-21. This was a major life lesson for me. I had no experience as an academic teacher. It was a challenge for me to put together lesson plans and keep the attention span of these young individuals. After overcoming the initial nerves and stress, I started to have so much fun in class. I found that I really enjoy teaching and loved putting together my lessons. (more…)