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EPISODE SLICE #35: Teaching English to Migrant Workers in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai seems to be a hot spot with my guests. There are so many different types of volunteer and work opportunities there! Guest Hannah Cann is on the show today to talk about her experience teaching English to Burmese migrant workers at a free school in Chiang Mai to help them get their GED. Fun fact – “GED credential is accepted by Ministry of Education as high school equivalency.” Who knew? 

Here are some highlights from the interview:

  • How she found the program through VIA (Volunteers in Asia) - Get your applications in because the deadline is next week! 
  • Info on the school for migrant workers in Chiang Mai – BEAM (Bridging Educational Access to Migrants
  • The most rewarding part of her experience 
  • What kinds of responsibilities she had as a teacher
  • How she was able to support herself financially
  • How she learned to communicate in Thai
  • The lifestyle she was able to live
  • Her experience riding a motorbike all over the place
  • How traveling and living abroad has affected on a personal level
  • The hours she worked, her vacation time, and what accommodation she lived in

Wanna Get involved with VIA or BEAM? Just click on the links above!

Hannah at Taungthaman Lake outside Mandalay, Burma

Hannah at Taungthaman Lake outside Mandalay, Burma

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