TRAVEL THE WORLD ON SOMEONE ELSE’S DIME
A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO LIVING AND TEACHING OVERSEAS
J. M. BOLDOSSER
Published by James M. Boldosser, Sr. at Smashwords
Safety Tips for Solo Women Travelers. Reprinted by permission of Beth Whitman
Europe Offers World of Friendship. Reprinted by permission of Bridget Lux
Copyright © James M. Boldosser, Sr., 2012
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 – FINANCIAL STRUGGLE
Chapter 2 – THE JOY OF LIVING OVERSEAS
Chapter 3 – TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES OVERSEAS
Chapter 4 – BENEFITS OF TEACHING OVERSEAS
Chapter 5 – IS IT FOR YOU?
Chapter 6 – I’M READY TO GO! NOW WHAT?
Chapter 7 – THE BATTLE PLAN
Chapter 8 – A FEW MONTHS TO MOVE
Becky (The Globetrotter)
Mark (The Laidback Adventurer)
Steven (The Solo Traveler)
Jessica (The Traveling Mom/Wife)
Safety Tips for Solo Women Travelers
Get a Job Teaching English Overseas Without a University Degree
Europe Offers World of Friendship
Living and Teaching in Asia
EXPATRIATE FORUM LINKS
BASIC CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
This book is dedicated to my loving wife and to my relentlessly adventurous son.
This book came about through a desire to share with others what I have enjoyed over the past few years. I’m no different than the next person, but I’m enjoying life differently than most people. I’m traveling the world using someone else’s money. Like others, I work. The difference is that most people work for vacations. I live the vacation.
I wrote the majority of this book during a vacation in Bali. Everything you could possibly image about Bali was the backdrop during my time writing this book. Overall, this book was relatively easy to write. Having experienced various overseas adventures, I have come to know the ins and outs of the process. Considering the financial situation around the world, I thought people should know that there are other options, options that can satisfy personal dreams.
Admittedly, one of my primary goals for writing this book is to show just how easy it is to travel the world. If I can provide enough information and motivation through this book to encourage people to take that leap of faith to travel the world, I have reached my goal. To that end, readers will find most everything they need to do what some only dream of; travel internationally and experience adventures beyond their wildest dreams. In some ways, this could be considered a “how-to” book. Because of the dryness of some how-to books, I have attempted to present the information in an experiential format. The information is presented through quotes, anecdotes, and honest, real-life situations that offer the variables needed to get overseas and to better understand what to expect. I hope you enjoy what I have put together as much as I have enjoyed writing it.