Goals for month at home

This year, I’m home in Minnesota for about 4 weeks. Typically, I think most mission workers agree that the 3 goals of any time home would be: 1) To spend time with family and friends 2) To rest and re-charge 3) To promote mission work. That being said, there are a variety of ways to

What does an actual Chilean recommend in Chile?

Sara, one of my English students, wrote this short article as part of her class homework. The goal was to write a convincing tourism article for a magazine or blog. Sara is in her 20s, and is studying English Education. She’s also improving her fluency and skills through English classes with me at Learn for

Was I prepared to go to Chile? Yes…and no.

When I received the phone call about an opportunity to teach English in Chile, I kept my cool. But inside, I was jumping, ecstatic. After the phone call, the inside jumping turned into literal outside jumping. I bounded around the house and shouted. Luckily, I was by myself. I always had an interest in foreign

Why my heart is full this March

It’s been awhile, hasn’t it? Well, I’m glad to be back and blogging. Tomorrow, Monday, I begin teaching English again, after a summer pause. (Summer in Chile! Working on sending the sun back to Minnesota!) This past week has been full of phone calls and e-mails and teacher-student meetings. Tomorrow and Tuesday, 12 students will

“What about the end of the world, Chelsea?”

Hello friends and family, both in Chile and in the States! Every time I sit down to write, I find it extremely hard to choose what to write about. There are hundreds of potential stories, potential topics. I will have lived in Chile for 1 year as of Nov. 18th, 2012, and I could get

How to: properly attend a Chilean wedding

For those who live in or are visiting Chile, I hope this post serves as a guide if you are invited to a Chilean wedding. For those who are Stateside, I hope you are educated and entertained by my reflections on this aspect of Chilean culture! Without further ado, your guide to attending a Chilean