Summer Art Programs

Even though it may not feel like it for many around the country, summer program deadlines are not that far away (nor is summer itself)! For those looking for a summer art program abroad, API offers the following options: For more art fun, follow API’s Art Abroad Pinterest Board. College Study Abroad Programs API offers […]

Inspirational Vietnamese Friends

In my duties as an English teacher in Vietnam, I am sometimes asked to help some highly experienced students or professionals complete their applications for postgraduate research and scholarships at universities in Australia or the US. Today, I spent the afternoon with an extraordinarily talented agricultural scientist from Vinh University who, with her team of […]

Yummy Grub, Coffee Shops and Karaoke

  One of the most fun culinary experiences in Vietnam is the “hot pot” which is a combination of fresh meat, noodles, fish and vegetables all cooked in a large boiling pot of broth and enjoyed communally by everyone at the table. Yesterday morning, I was lucky enough to be invited to a hot pot […]

Teaching Week 1

Hey guys! To start my official first blog post from Vietnam, check out my current view this afternoon from my balcony overlooking Vinh City: It’s a humid 70 degrees and the birds are chirping, dogs are barking, and of course the roosters are crowing. I can hear the motorbikes zooming around out on Nguyen Thai […]

Pre-Departure Introduction

Hi! My name’s Dustin, and early tomorrow morning I will be embarking on a three-month adventure teaching English in Vietnam. For those of you that don’t know me, a little introduction: I’m 28 years old and I grew up in a quiet little town in New Jersey called Basking Ridge. I graduated from Rutgers University […]

The Tallest Person for Miles: A Teaching English Abroad Profile (Part 2)

“One thing that strikes me the most about the Vietnamese is just how hardworking they are. Many people work seven days a week, and some work until quite late in the evening. Students go to school all week, and after school, many students go to English classes, sports, and other extracurricular activities. When they get […]

Playing Favorites to Teach Abroad

Playing Favorites to Teach Abroad by Emlyn Lee, Founder I know parents aren’t supposed to play favorites, yet since I gave birth to C.E., I admittingly have a favorite program…Teaching English abroad. My first international experience back in 1995 was to Teach in China, and it is the foundation of Cultural Embrace’s existence. After I […]

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