Erin is a 20 year old Brit from a small town on the English / Welsh border.
Just a couple of months into her university career she could already tell it wasn’t for her. Being unsure of exactly what she wants her future to look like, Erin started looking for other less expensive ways to move forward and get a clearer picture of what makes her tick.
“I was never particularly sure on University and within a few weeks of being there I already knew it wasn’t the right decision for me. I’ve always wanted to travel, that’s been my main goal and ambition but I still wanted to learn, which is why I chose my education before my passion.”
Having travelled a fair amount as a child, and having an older sister that has lived all over the world, Erin has always wanted to live in a culture different from her own for an extended period of time.
So when Erin found Edumadic it gave her the licence to pursue her passion of travel as she was also able to move her education forward simultaneously.
Erin had planned on completing a TEFL certificate for a while now. This certification allows you to teach English abroad and is widely recognised all over the world. It’s a great way to fund world adventure, as certificate holders can be very well paid in many parts of the world, particularly Asia. Many people settle into a job for a couple of years, being fully immersed in the country where they are based. Because the jobs are so well paid, and living costs are so low in many of the countries that these jobs are found, TEFL teachers often save up for these couple of years and then travel extensively afterwards using the money they’ve earnt.
Erin had actually already signed up to an online course before applying to Edumadic, but hadn’t found the time to start it yet due to university and work obligations getting in the way. Her time on this Edumadic program is the perfect opportunity to finally complete the certification and also experience what life is like living in cultures that she may find herself teaching in!
Interesting fact about Erin, she single-handedly delivered a baby at the tender age of 15!
You can find Erin on instagram @valhalahanlon