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How Moving Overseas Helped Me Pay Off Over 200K In American Debt

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  1. Zayida says:

    What are reputable agencies that I can contact to teach?

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    1. Maya says:

      Check out Search Associates. It’s the company I used.

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  2. TJ says:

    It’s wonderful that she stepped out on faith. Can we get a second post on connecting with agencies and how to navigate life as expat?

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    1. Maya says:

      Hi TJ! I have posts on both topics on my blog. Hope you get to check them out.

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  3. ImStill Toni says:

    She’s on to something. I’ve been thinking about doing something like this and I feel like this article was definitely the push I need to live life as opposed to working for a check. I will start to investigate these agencies and what I need for teaching credentials, life is way to short to sit here miserable with a crap ton of student loan debt. Thank you once again for a great article, Necole!

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    1. Julia says:

      You can take a TESOL or TEFL teaching certification class online. Someone recommended groupon. They had several alternatives and I found a course that met by needs for about $60.

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  4. taylor says:

    This was a great read. I too had to come to the realization that material items are not the formula to happiness. I minimized and now travel more and work less!

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  5. Mia Williams says:

    Very good inspiring story what a great journey

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  6. Vernon says:

    What an inspiration! I thought of teaching overseas myself for the exact same reason: free housing! Nothing like making an income and not having the most expensive bills to worry about like you would back home in the U.S!

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  7. Please share more information about These hiring agencies.

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  8. Sharon Burks says:

    Congratulations

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  9. Joan Hackett says:

    I wish I had of done this a long time ago

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  10. I just want to recreate this photo without breaking my back ☺

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    1. Valerie Love says:

      I’m fascinated by the photo, lol. There has to be a trampoline underneath her. How’d she jump so high?

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      1. Maya says:

        Haha. I was a cheerleader for years, but I surprised myself with this one.

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  11. This article just resurrected the travel nurse in me. My goal is to get my body, mind and spirit healthier and ready for the leap.

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  12. Omg how did she get over the language barriers? I so want to do this once I finish school

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    1. Wanda LA says:

      You learn a little of the local language. There are also people who speak English around the world. Don’t be afraid.

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    2. Everyone’s learning English, so it’s not too hard to find people who understand it, especially in the big cities

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    3. You can use Google translate on your phone until you are able to learn some key words & phrases. My son has traveled/ worked in the Middle East, Chile, Peru & now he’s in South Korea, and Google translate is what he uses😊

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  13. Li Marie says:

    Very inspiring..

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  14. Just what I needed to read!!

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  15. Rhona says:

    Truly inspiring.
    I have started an FB page for my travels but I Also like to consider working abroad. Reading your story makes me more inspired to go out and take the challenge.

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  16. Having the courage to move is the hardest part. I need to do this to get rid of my debt!

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  17. Polly says:

    You are a good writer. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. lunden says:

    “I don’t need thing…I put more value in people.” Love this full circle moment and it’s a philosophy I live by.

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  19. robin says:

    Congrats to you! Wishing you continued success!

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  20. Trina says:

    So good to see she learned what many learn decades too late. Glory be to God for her success and sharing her journey. Thank you

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  21. Roy says:

    The same thing happened to me. I was in debt, not as much as you, but still enough to make it difficult to live. I moved to Austria and now 6 years later, I am also debt free. Yay.

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    1. Maya says:

      Congrats! Nothing like being debt free.

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  22. Mita says:

    Hi that was an amazing read. Can you please post the agency details I’m interested in contacting them to see if they can also help me find a job overseas.

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    1. Jessi says:

      I agree I would love to know the agencies 🙂

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  23. Jay Sheppard says:

    That’s genius !!!!!

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  24. I want to do this so bad, but I don’t have a college degree. Is there a way to find a legit job with only a TEFL certificate?

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    1. Maya says:

      Yes, I have some into on my blog on this, but will be doing un update very soon.

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  25. This was a great read!

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  26. You can become debt Free without moving abroad. Just work on your finances

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  27. Reminds me of where I could be right now.

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  28. Yeah, it’s possible.

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  29. Joel Providence says:

    I am proud of you. A wonderful story to be told and heard. When are you going to visit St Vincent and the grenadines here in the Caribbean?

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    1. Maya says:

      Thanks! I will probably visit this summer actually. Or hope to jump over from Puerto Rico.

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  30. Chyna Marchbanks says:

    I would love to do something like this!! I have a heart for traveling but for something like this, I don’t have any teaching credentials! ;/

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  31. Barbie from Virginia says:

    I love your story and the courage to step out in faith.you now inspire others to live life on purpose and discipline.May GOD bless you better than you can imagine.

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  32. Ariam Alula says:

    Hi Maya,

    I’m a teacher in Taiwan and have been paying off monthly student loan payments while abroad.

    How much of your debt was school-related?

    Congratulations!

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  33. Dom Oliver says:

    I am truly inspired. I’m in debt currently but not for long. I actually started my own journey abroad and using similar financial tactics. I love your mindset; to limit the physical possessions for worldy experiences and opportunities. Its amazing how life changes when you take leaps of faith.

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