I have received the details of my placement! I am going to be teaching P1-6 (grades 1-6) in Cherng Talay, which is a town in Phuket! I am going to be teaching English, maths, science and health….so we’ll see how that goes. I start work in 8 days which is terrifying and so exhilarating. There will be about a dozen of my peers working at the same school as me. The vision I had of being placed in a tiny village in the middle of Northern Thailand could not be further from the truth. If you’re not familiar with Phuket, let me enlighten you as to the typical expectations people have about it:

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I’ve been looking at apartments online; one downfall of living in Thailand’s number one tourist destination is the cost of living. Either about 80% of my pay check each month is going to rent, or else I’m going to have to share my home with about 23 other people.

I might be exaggerating a tad. But still, it’s not cheap.

All I have to say is I hope I learn to love the beach.

x J

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