Jessica Brook

Jessica Brook

Teaching English as a second language began as an opportunity for adventure abroad and became Jessica Brook’s career, living in both Japan and South Sudan. Since a solo trip in South America, she has wanted to return, and recently began a new placement in Colombia.

The ultimate reward for a term teaching overseas.
What working abroad looks like once the honeymoon is over.
Keeping warm in South America.
After weeks of looking for a place to live, Jessica finally finds a place to call home.
Getting in a cab in Colombia? You're in for a ride.
How to find the perfect flat in Colombia.
Four ways for newly minted expats to establish a social life overseas.
After hitchiking through Colombia six years ago, Jessica returns; this time to lay some roots.

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