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Turn your dream of travelling into Career

When you’re used to the standard 9-5 working day, you might find your mind wandering towards faraway destinations in those inevitable moments of boredom. Not many of us have the money or the time to drop everything and travel the world.
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How to add the Google Drive app to your desktop on a PC and sync all of your files easily

Google Drive is popular for its free programs, ease of access, and compatibility with Gmail and other Google products. 

You can download Google Drive to your PC desktop as well, enabling your computer to sync your files with Google Drive automatically.
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University deferrals behind surge in young people training to teach English abroad

Recent school leavers put off enrolling for university this academic year have been driving the rise in TEFL purchases since March

Teaching English classes for kids in China from a farmhouse in West Cork

The sudden, total switch from our normal worklives to most people working from home has brought challenges – but also opportunities.

Some believe it could change the future for rural Ireland, allowing people to pursue full-time careers while being able to live relatively cheaply in some of the most isolated but attractive communities in Ireland.

For Molly Dillion, the Covid-19 crisis has allowed her to spend a summer enjoying wild West Cork, while still working hard and earning a living.

She tells us about her summer so far, on the old farmstead close by Barleycove Beach and Crookhaven in far west Cork.
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School openings across globe suggest ways to keep coronavirus at bay, despite outbreaks

Science’s COVID-19 reporting is supported by the Pulitzer Center.

Early this spring, school gates around the world slammed shut. By early April, an astonishing 1.5 billion young people were staying home as part of broader shutdowns to protect people from the novel coronavirus. The drastic measures worked in many places, dramatically slowing the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

However, as weeks turned into months, pediatricians and educators began to voice concern that school closures were doing more harm than good, especially as evidence mounted that children rarely develop severe symptoms from COVID-19. (An inflammatory condition first recognized in April, which seems to follow infection in some children, appears uncommon and generally treatable, although scientists continue to study the virus’ effect on youngsters.)
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21 UofL students and alumni win prestigious international fellowship offers

The University of Louisville continues its strong showing in national and international scholarships and fellowships with 21 students receiving offers to attend prestigious programs around the globe.

This year’s batch includes 11 Cardinals selected for the U.S. Student Fulbright Program, the third year in a row UofL has racked up Fulbright offers in the double digits.

“I continue to be amazed at the number of prestigious scholars produced by this university each and every year,” said UofL President Neeli Bendapudi. “Nothing makes me more proud than seeing our students achieve such great honors and knowing that our faculty and staff are so supportive of their efforts.”
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The World needs almost 69 million new teachers to reach the 2030 Education goals

The international education community has pledged to achieve universal primary and secondary education by 2030 as part of Sustainable Ddevelopment Goal4(SDG 4). However, about 263 millionchildren and youth are out of school, according to recent UIS data. This includes25 million children of primary school age who will probably never set foot in a classroom, while just 14% of youth complete upper secondary education in low-income countries. Clearly, SDG 4 demands a seismic shift in theprovision and quality of education and teachers.
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5 things I learned teaching overseas for a decade

International education can be a life-changing experience if you go in with your eyes open, find the right school, the right team and have the right motivation.

I left the UK in 2010 on the advice of a deputy head who told me I should give it a whirl before settling in the UK.

Soon I had ditched my 5am cycle in the freezing cold and swapped my shared house in Brixton for an international school in Chile with a beautiful view of the mountains and free coffee in the staffroom.
It was a huge change and one I’ve thoroughly enjoyed. The past 10 years have taught me a lot about international teaching that others considering the sector may benefit from knowing.
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Reopened schools in Europe and Asia have largely avoided coronavirus outbreaks. They have lessons for the U.S.

BRUSSELS — Many countries around the world are pushing ahead with plans for full-time, full-capacity, in-person classes, after having largely avoided coronavirus outbreaks linked to schools during more tentative reopenings in the spring.

From Belgium to Japan, schools are abandoning certain social distancing measures, such as alternate-day schedules or extra space between desks. They have decided that part-time or voluntary school attendance, supplemented by distance learning, is not enough — that full classrooms are preferable to leaving kids at home.

Those experiences and conclusions may offer hopeful guidance to societies still weighing how to get students and teachers back into primary and secondary classrooms.
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Greensboro woman overseas during pandemic experiences lockdown in Philippines

GREENSBORO, N.C. — A Greensboro woman on a backpacking trip through Asia found herself stuck on lockdown and is now struggling to get back to the Triad.

From a young age, Lauren Rhodes loved to travel.

“I had the plan to go to China and then the Philippines and Vietnam,” Rhodes said.

She started that excursion in mid-January, never worrying about a health crisis taking over the world.

“When I was leaving the US, there was maybe one article about the coronavirus that had come out, but I was like there’s no way I’m going to stop my trip for this potential virus,” Rhodes explained.

She spent 10 days in China.

“My best friend who I grew up with, she was teaching English in China,” Rhodes said.

Days after leaving and hopping on a plane to the Philippines, China was put on lockdown.
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Six things to know about teaching English abroad

Durban – Teaching English as a foreign language has become a popular way to spend a gap year for many young South Africans.

It presents an opportunity to live and work in almost any country in the world, while earning and saving money. With so much information available on the internet, it’s hard to know where to start.

TEFL Academy managing director, Rhyan O’Sullivan said moving to a tropical island off the coast of Thailand to teach English was an exciting prospect for anyone.

“Once you start getting into the details, it can be overwhelming,” he said.

O’Sullivan offers six top tips to those who have set their sights on teaching abroad:

Get the right qualification – while a university degree is not essential to getting a teaching job overseas, a TEFL qualification, the globally accepted qualification to teach English abroad, is always required. Not only is it a prerequisite for most schools, it also teaches important skills like lesson planning and managing a classroom.
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