Professionally, I am an English language teacher (not English literature) so I'm very interested in language learning and teaching. I am currently working on my masters degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) at USC. My love for travel was a catalyst for me deciding to go into this field. I taught English in South Korea for three years, I've traveled quite a bit throughout Europe and am planning a trip to Brasil this summer. I graduate at the end of May and am looking to return abroad for another teaching position this Fall.
I typically travel solo, not because I prefer it necessarily, but my friends/family tend to stay put, I guess. But you're never alone when you're out there really. So many people are doing the same thing I'm doing wherever I go. The people you meet along the way is best part for me. I love coffee and everything that goes into it. You will most likely find me on the prowl for the best cafe I can find in a given city.
I am a very low-maintence guest. I don't require much attention from my host but welcome it if it presents itself. I'm respectful, quiet and always up for some good conversation.
I can't live without:
My bible- It's my favorite travel companion.
A journal- I only keep up with it when I'm on the road. I value the reflective writing process.
Coffee- Preferably iced lattes.
Public Transportation- Gotta have it.
Maps- I love looking at maps.