Since we got married 3.5 years ago, Jeff and I have fantasized about living/teaching abroad. This year, many things came into place and we felt like we were finally at a good place to follow our dream. In February we traveled to San Francisco to attend a Search Associates international job fair. We interviewed with schools in Morocco, Kuwait, Qatar, South Korea and Indonesia. After weighing lots of options, we made one of the most emotional decisions in our lives. Kuwait provided both of us with the best professional opportunities and we left the fair with contracts in hand. AIS in Kuwait will be going 1:1 with iPads and we will be helping teachers to integrate the technology meaningfully into their lessons. We never expected to move to the Middle East, but we are extremely excited about the travel & culture opportunities that living there will provide us. With only 3 days of school left and less than 3 weeks left of our lives in South Carolina, it’s starting to sink in and we’re starting to get excited! Today we also confirmed our flights…one step closer! We leave Detroit the evening of August 23rd and arrive in Kuwait just before midnight on August 24th with a long layover in Frankfurt.
We’ll be using this blog to keep family and friends updated on our life and travels. Let the adventures begin! 🙂
I’m very excited for you both! Make sure you visit Jordan, it’s Travis’ absolute favorite country in the Middle East. We are trying to find time in our crazy schedules to be able to vacation there as well. Looking forward to reading all about your adventures!
Thanks for the tip! We are really excited for the travel opportunities and how close everything is! If you get over there while we’re there, let us know and maybe we can meet up 🙂
Congratulations both of you! This means I’ll have to stock up on my international postage stamp and you BETTER send me cool mail from Kuwait (I’ll even give you money to do so) 🙂 I’m sure this will be one of the many great opportunities you will have together and I can’t wait to read all about it and/or FaceTime with you.