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Be willing to try new foods. In many countries Western food is difficult to find and typically expensive. Plus, why have a fast-food burger when you can have authentic dim sum in Hong Kong?
If you are occasional teaching like I did you need to be open to the fact that you may be travelling to a different school and teaching a different grade every day. Not to mention , you are in another country. These factors can come with their stresses, so having a high adversity quotient is an asset.
If you are a regimented person who works better in a routine, aim for a long-term occasional contract. That way you know where you are going everyday and who you are teaching. Although you may not have as much time to travel to other cities or countries because of lesson planning and marking, you will be a better teacher and a happier person.
If you are shy or more introverted it might be difficult for you to meet new people or make friends. Luckily for me my partner is very outgoing and was willing to strike up a conversation with just about anybody. If you do not know it by now, become fluent in small-talk—it goes a long way.
This gave me the opportunity to meet countless people, many of whom I am still in touch with today. Some are personal connections that have turned into long-distance friendships and others are career related associates, but all are invaluable.
Being out of your comfort zone is the best way to test your limits and as a result, grow as an individual. The adventures not only travelling, but teaching can bring, allow you to get to know yourself deeper and learn lessons that last a lifetime.