I work with a bunch of international exchange students. India, France, Korea, Spain. They come from all over. Saturday's I work with this chick from France, who is...how shall I put this? Very outgoing.
Anyway, she attracts lots of male attention--so usually we're mobbed with people. Saturday was no different. One of the University police officers decided to stop by and have an extended chat. For whatever reason, people love to try and solve my employment problems. Mostly I get the whole, "Have you ever thought about writing?" or "You could write a novel!" response. Gee...really? Really? You know, I never thought about writing before! You're a genius!!!
So yeah, I've yet to meet someone who could give me a very good answer.
Well this Police Officer actually gave me a pretty good idea on Saturday. He told me I should go teach English in another country. I was like "But I don't really speak any other languages..." However, I guess this isn't really that big of a problem. Apparently all you need is a Bachelor's Degree to participate in most of these programs. But where would I go? I'm not too keen on going to some barren, God-forsaken hunk of rock, where everyone speaks a strange language...
He suggested a country he was very interested: Japan. I found out the Japanese government sponsors a program designed to help their fellow countrymen/women become more "international." One of the ways this is done, is by teaching them another language. Apparently it doesn't pay much ($28,000 a year--which is more than I make now), but you do get to go to Japan for a year. I went online and did a little research today, and found out that the application process doesn't start until September.
The possibilities for video blogs alone, is mind boggling. My family was actually in favor of this (which shocked me, because my parents are very anti-travel abroad). What does everyone/anyone think about that?