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7 Reasons to Teach in a Place you've Probably Never Heard Of

You are a teacher, not a tourist… So why limit yourself to the touristy destinations? Yes, you may initially start to panic when you get your teach abroad placement, google the destination, and find nothing about it online. Yet, you’ll quickly realize that going off-the-beaten-path, is perhaps the best way to spend your time living abroad. Teaching English abroad gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in a new culture, to find a second home, and to have a truly unique experience abroad. So while your friends are taking pics in front of the Eiffel Tower, you’ll be on an adventure all your own.

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Quiz: Where Should You Teach Abroad

Imagine yourself wandering through the pink walls of Marrakech, passing bakeries, imperial palaces, and thriving marketplaces. Or, picture yourself living in the middle of the Andes Mountains amongst the sacred center for the mighty Incan empire. Perhaps you’d rather take a tuk-tuk to work, and venture out to Thailand’s lush jungles. The good news is you can teach abroad in any one of these breathtaking locations, among many other wonderful options through CIEE Teach Abroad. The bad news? You have to make a decision (a pretty good problem to have, if you ask me). To help make your choice a bit easier, we’ve created this quiz, to help you sort through all the options. Answer the questions and follow the arrows to your dream destination.

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Teach Abroad Portugal: Your Gateway to Europe's Hidden Gem

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A coastal dream, filled with colorful houses, winding cobblestone streets, and fantastic food. No, I'm not talking about Barcelona or Nice— though they fit the bill— I'm talking about Lisbon. The Portuguese capital is perhaps Western Europe’s most underrated city. It doesn’t get the same clout as Rome, Paris, or London, yet Lisbon is equally as beautiful and historic. Not to mention, it's quite affordable. 

It’s for these reasons that CIEE has begun our Teach Abroad program in Lisbon. This program is perfect for anyone looking to immerse themselves in local culture, experience European beauty, and travel on a budget. The program is also only three months, so you don't have to commit too much time to it. Need more convincing? Here are 10 reasons why you should teach abroad in Europe’s hidden gem.

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