Fancy trying your hand at teaching English abroad without the cost of some "volunteer" gap-year projects, or the hassle of completing a TEFL course? I wanted to stay in a community in India for longer than just a fleeting few days.
I sent a few emails and chose the Marshall school in Dehra Dun. Not only did they offer free accommodation and meals, but the location was ideal: in the foothills of the Himalayas and well off the beaten track (I was the only white face I saw in the three months I was there and the only white person most of the children had ever seen outside of movies). I got to know the place and people intimately and had an unforgettable experience... I'm heading back next year.
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