- a venue for recording our experiences; whether anyone actually reads it or not, journaling is a good way to process stuff that needs processing
- communicating to friends and family some general updates
- a resource for others considering an international teaching exchange – we have appreciated reading other exchange teacher blogs and gained a broader understanding of the experience to come; this is our contribution to that bank of knowledge
Our International Teacher Exchange Blog
After crunching numbers, playing with the budget, and discussing the enormity of the undertaking, we (my wife, son and I) have applied for an international teacher exchange to Australia. This means swapping jobs and homes with a teacher overseas: I work at his/her school, in his/her teaching position, and we live in his/her house. S/he does likewise here in Canada.
It took two years, but we now have a match and we will spend the 2014 calendar year in New South Wales, Australia!
This blog, for us, serves a few purposes:
As we continue to prepare and process the experience we’ll share details here. Feel free to share your experiences, ask questions, offer advice.