My Dream Job: Teaching English Abroad
Magali Gray’s background
languages and education, so something internationally related to the two. I speak two languages, English and Spanish. I am planning on learning Chinese too. My Spanish is a little rusty, which is why I am planning on taking a few classes to brush up.My name is Magali Gray, and I am from Klamath Falls, Oregon, which is just 20 minutes north of the California border. I am a freshman at Beloit this year. I do not know what I want to study specifically, but I am interested in
Why did you choose Beloit?
I did not get to visit campus before committing, so the lovely campus was not a part of my decision, but I liked Beloit because it was a small college very far from home, and it seemed to have very good study abroad programs, which is something I want to do. The admissions staff was also super friendly and communicative when I was learning more about Beloit, and that helped me commit.
What is your dream job?
I want to teach English as a foreign language in another country. I studied abroad in Colombia in high school, and one of the people I met there was a British man teaching English at my host brothers elementary school. He seemed to be really happy with that job and since I love both traveling and languages. I work with kids occasionally, so I know I can handle it.
What is your biggest challenge to reaching your dream job?
My biggest challenge is actually getting to a point in my academics where I am qualified to work somewhere and finding a country and school that I can teach in. I have a friend about to leave for an English teaching job in Korea, and she has shared a lot of the struggles of getting hired and communicating with all the different agencies.
What do you want Beloit to help you with your dream job?
I want to learn how to actually teach people, especially people from different cultures, languages, and different ways of learning as that’s possibly what I will end up doing. And I hope I can find some connections or resources too, people who have experience or knowledge about what I want to do.