Near the house of Pablo Neruda (famous Chilean poet) in Valparaiso, Chile
Blogpost by Daniel Ajisafe reflecting on his time as a English Language Assistant in Santiago, Chile as part of his compulsory year abroad for his Spanish degree at the University of East Anglia.
My anxiety disappeared as soon as I walked in through the doors of what would be my place of work for the next 8 months. My first class was a one-on- one class, my student was advanced and eager. I came through unscathed and never looked back.
Going abroad with an inflexible attitude will ultimately be to no one’s detriment but your own. It takes time to understand a foreign culture. The further that culture is from your own, the more time it may take. In the end Chile was everything I hoped for and more.
At a beach near Coquimbo, north of Santiago
Karaoke party with colleagues from the Instituto Chileno-Británico de Cultura