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Kerianne Baylor

Kerianne Baylor Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) & Meaningful Travel Insider

"Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller." -Ibn Battuta

Kerianne Baylor is a curious world wanderer and a lover of languages, journaling, and random dancing. Studying abroad in Spain for a year wasn't enough, so she set her sights on South America. After teaching English on the Colombian coast, she headed to an equally-as-hot coastal city in Brazil to do the same. You'll find her scoping out ice cream spots, checking out yet another Brazilian beach, and snapping tons of pics along the way.

Articles By Kerianne Baylor

What Are Rural Teaching Jobs Abroad Really Like? Published 29 Jun 2017

You’re one to take on a challenge. You don’t want to just teach abroad, you want to teach in a rural area. Why? Because it’s different. You won’t just be in a geographic location that may be a bit isolating with a smaller population size, you’ll be jum...

Adventure Travel Abroad Programs vs. Solo Adventure Travel Published 23 May 2017

You’re up for an adventure (always, of course!), but you’re contemplating all of your travel options. You’ve got to think about how you’d like to go about this whole group or solo travel thing. So, let’s embark on an adventure—the fun, research-based k...

Best Summer Work Abroad Programs for College Students Published 18 Jul 2017

How to find short term work abroadSchool's out for summer and you're looking for a way to get out of your comfort zone and add some extra cash to your bank account. Instead of sticking to your same ol’ summer job, why not find summer work abroad?First ...

Where to Study Abroad in Spain: Seville or Salamanca? Published 25 Apr 2017

Best Places to Study Abroad in SpainFrom nightlife in the cosmopolitan capital in Madrid to pintxos bars in San Sebastian’s Old Town to the creative chaos and beauty of Antoni Gaudí in Barcelona, Spain truly has it all. Its undeniable liveliness is fel...

5 Tips for Finding the Best Language Programs Published 05 Jan 2017

Sinking into the sea of students in high school Spanish is no longer an option. You’ve got language goals and you’re ready to crush them. Realizing that to hablar español you quite literally have to throw yourself into the awkwardness of living in a fo...

4 Internships in Brazil to Fast Track Your Career Published 15 Nov 2016

Encompassing the vastness of the Amazon, the massiveness of Iguazu Falls, and the immenseness of the Pantanal wetlands, Brazil is a country of variety. From landscapes to music to people, diversity is a key ingredient in this South American giant. Its ...

6 Facts About Brazil You’ll Wish You Knew Before Studying Abroad Published 25 Oct 2016

There is no right way to study abroad, but there sure are some key things you should take into consideration before crossing oceans and borders to do so. Take Brazil, for example. Samba, soccer, and Carnival come to mind, right?But, before you study in...

How Language Immersion Programs Will Help You Survive The Apocalypse Published 21 Oct 2016

Imagine this: you're in a foreign country and you don't speak the native language. You go to the grocery store. You're overwhelmed thinking, Where are the eggs? How do I even ask that? How do I even say “eggs”? Where do I check out? What did they just ...

5 Things I Learned While Volunteering in an Olympic City Published 01 Sep 2016

Boarding pass in hand, Olympic-sized smile across your face. You’re as pumped up as Simone Biles is after she lands her out-of-this-world opening tumbling pass in her floor routine. Where are you going? The Rio 2016 Olympics. Why? You’re volunteering i...

A Guide to Yoga Travel Programs Abroad Published 23 Aug 2016

Chanting “Om” to wrap up a yoga class is more than just a semi-awkward sing-a-long, it’s a way to feel connected to the entire universe. Break out of your traditional yoga studio, at-home practice, or wherever you do downward dog to ...

A Guide to Language Programs in Chile Published 14 Aug 2016

This skinny and super long stretch of land in South America boasts a country of extremes. From glaciers to deserts, dunes to valleys, and forests to volcanoes, Chile holds travelers in its open-arms welcoming grasp from the Andes to the Pacific. Sail ...

A Guide to Learning Italian in Italy Published 03 Aug 2016

With the most UNESCO World Heritage Cultural sites in the world, Italy is one heck of a showstopper. It’s charming, it’s enticing, and it’s the land of the Renaissance, la bella vita, and mouth-watering culinary traditions (because f...

A Guide to Learning Spanish in Costa Rica Published 27 Jul 2016

Central America’s eco-and-adventure capital is ideal for those looking to learn Spanish abroad while immersing themselves in the pura vida lifestyle. From beaches to rainforest and jungles to lakes, jaw-dropping opportunities and language-learni...

A Guide to Teaching Abroad in the United Arab Emirates Published 01 Jul 2016

Much more than the glitz and glam of towering skyscrapers, luxurious malls, and sparkling city lights, the UAE is an intriguing destination in the Middle East. The oil industry has brought a great deal of foreign workers, diversifying the UAE’s ...

A Guide to High School Programs Abroad in Fiji Published 30 Jun 2016

More than just fancy bottled water, Fiji is the South Pacific island country of your dreams. Paradise is an understatement: the beauty of Fiji’s nine groups of islands is endless, volcanic mountains, bright turquoise waters, tropical rainforests...

A Guide to Learning Greek in Greece Published 21 Jun 2016

Democracy, mathematics, and philosophy have something in common: they’re all Greek words borrowed by the English language! As one of the oldest Indo-European languages (like 4,000 years old!), Greek words, roots, prefixes, and suffixes have foun...

A Guide to Language Programs in the Caribbean Published 02 Jun 2016

Columbus didn’t quite make it to the Indies. Instead, he stumbled upon the West Indies, today referred to as the tourist destination: crystal clear waters, blazing sun, and white sandy beaches. More commonly known as the Caribbean, it is truly a...

A Guide to TEFL Courses in Turkey Published 26 Apr 2016

Bridging the continents of Europe and Asia is a country way more enticing than what’s on your Thanksgiving plate. Turkey is a stunning combination of religion, cuisine, and people. Surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea, the Aegean Sea, and the Bla...

A Guide to A Guide to Interning Abroad in Córdoba Published 08 Apr 2016

Situated in the center of Argentina, Córdoba is a city with no shortage of cathedrals, students, and art museums. Despite being Argentina’s second largest city (after Buenos Aires, of course), you can explore the main plaza, Plaza de San ...

A Guide to TEFL Courses in Colombia Published 01 Mar 2016

Colombia is not what it used to be; it is so much more than its controversial past. From the awe-inspiring Caribbean coastline to the lush greenery (and mouthwatering smells) of the Coffee Region, it is a country bursting at the seams with landscapes ...

Top 10 Reasons to Teach Abroad in Colombia Published 24 Mar 2015

Teaching abroad is for those who crave newness, seek adventure, and want to be inspired. You’re taking the risk to boldly move to a foreign country, to wholeheartedly devote yourself toward being a teacher, and to enthusiastically soak up another cultu...