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Amy S.

TEFL 150-hour Certification
Hometown: Flagstaff, Arizona

Amy Sininger received her TEFL Certification from CIEE in 2015, and taught in Thailand from 2015-2016.

Born and raised in Flagstaff Arizona, Amy moved to Hawaii at 18 to complete her undergraduate degree in English at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She then moved to New Hampshire in 2013 to complete her masters degree in Cultural Studies and Creative Writing at Dartmouth.  After 2 years of freezing in the New England winters, she completed her TEFL Certification with CIEE and moved abroad to Thailand to teach English.
Today, Amy lives in Phoenix, Arizona and works in the medical device industry and simultaneously does freelance writing and editing.  She continues to travel and is always looking for opportunities to fill her passport with more stamps.


Getting a Job After Completing Your TEFL Certification

By Amy S.

So, you’ve completed the practicum, conquered the course, learned how to become an effective teacher, and received your certificate. What now? Well, you have plenty of options. The first step... keep reading

Why Get TEFL Certified When Your Job Doesn’t Require It?

By Amy S.

Ready to teach English as a foreign language somewhere abroad? Well, you’re in luck. There are millions of people all over the world seeking to learn English right this minute... keep reading

How CIEE TEFL Helped Me Reach 30 Countries Before 30

By Amy S.

The first time I went abroad was at 16 - Italy. The first time I went abroad solo was at 19 - Canada. The first time I backpacked was at... keep reading

Teaching Abroad, TEFL and Visas - What do I Need?

By Amy S.

If you’re interested in getting TEFL certified or Teaching Abroad, you’ve probably run across the Visa. So, what is this, and what do you need in order to teach in... keep reading

Want to teach abroad this summer? Here’s how!

By Amy S.

January is here. So naturally, that means we’re all daydreaming of warm summer days through these cold winter months. Perhaps the snow and cold has you daydreaming of beach hopping... keep reading

Age is Just a Number. Anyone can get TEFL Certified and teach abroad!

By Amy S.

Maybe you’re in your first years on your own, wondering how you can get abroad or begin your teaching career. Maybe you’re wrapping up college and you want to make... keep reading

Decision Time: Get TEFL Certified and Teach Abroad, or Stay Where I Am?

By Amy S.

Are you considering teaching English abroad and getting TEFL certified? Are you somewhere in that awkward thought process right in the middle of: 1) “If I teach abroad, I could... keep reading

No Teaching Experience, No Problem! Teach English Abroad without Experience

By Amy S.

So, you’ve never stood in front of a classroom, but you want to teach abroad? Never fear. You’ve come to the right place. And I applaud you (I’d say most... keep reading

I Use My CIEE TEFL Certification Everyday. I’m Not A Teacher.

By Amy S.

Three years ago, I finished grad school and got CIEE TEFL Certified. Shortly after, I hopped on a one-way flight to Bangkok, Thailand. There, I taught Thai children age 10-18... keep reading