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    My EPIK Chapter

    Alas, my video failed to win a prize for this year’s EPIK Life Video Contest. But it’s alright! I still want to share with you all my masterpiece! I’m just kidding. This is the first video I have ever edited by myself. (Sorry it’s blurry…) And while I have no experience whatsoever, it was actually pretty fun doing this project. Maybe there will be more to come…?

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    Teaching English Abroad: Deal or No Deal?

    Lately, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about teaching abroad. Specifically, where to do it and how much money you can make while doing so. Let’s be honest, when you’re thinking about making the big move, money is an important deciding factor. Straight out of college, I decided I wasn’t going to stick around for a nine-to-five job. Not that there’s anything wrong with that! I believe most of my friends are happy with their current jobs! But, having studied abroad during my junior year in college, I was desperate to go back out into the world again and experience everything I could. So, I hightailed out of the states and landed…

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    Why I packed my bags and followed my heart

    No, it wasn’t for a boy. I was twenty-two years old. Bright-eyed and fresh out of college with two bachelor’s degrees. My bags were packed by the door and ready for the move. Almost a year earlier, I had sent in my application to be an English Teacher in Japan. The application process for the JET Program is a lengthy one, so I didn’t find out until April (about six months later) if I passed the interview. Fortunately, I did and was promptly swept into a whirlwind of preparations before leaving. One of the main reasons why I decided to teach abroad right after graduation was the fact that I knew firsthand the value of…