Where do you see yourself in three years?
(now 26, studying computer science master in germany)
in 3 years:
> finished university and work as software architect
> live with my current (now) gf that will be my wife then in a nice apartment in the suburbs.
> have a sweet little boy.
Hopefully back overseas, teaching English or otherwise working in Japan, South Korea, China, or elsewhere in Asia. Student debt paid off, and not scrounging around for food and other necessities any more.
Well, it's kinda my goal. Not particularly skilled in much else.
Actually no; some people have gone to these countries not knowing a lick of the language, but gradually learn it as they live and work there. I'm already conversational in Japanese, and know a little Korean from having lived there for years (and re-studying it now). Have to get a degree first though, then apply through an agency.
Yes, and have a degree, usually. Sometimes, certain places and organizations require TEFL certification.
>captcha was about Korean street signs
It can be a degree in *anything;* that's why this is usually such a handsome idea for college grads (those who know about it, anyway). I mean, I've heard of people with Geology degrees going to teach English in Japan. It's all in what you do once you're there; I intend to stay there by networking as much as possible, becoming fluent in the language, and finding a way to stay for good. I never want to come back to where I am now.
>more Korean signs in captchas