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Sadebugo



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:52 pm    Post subject: Volunteering Reply with quote

I hope someone can answer my questions but first, let me give you some background. I have been teaching ESL/EFL in various capacities since 1994 with the last 13 years being for the US DOD. I will retire in nine years and need not worry about having a salary after that as I will be receiving a pension, have savings, etc. Still, I will only be 60 at that time and would like to stay active. Also, I love to teach and would like to continue doing so in some capacity. Anyway, here are my questions:

1) Are there many volunteer opportunities (related to EFL) in this part of the world, more specifically Bulgaria and Romania? I've heard these two countries are relatively cheap and I could volunteer without worrying about the cost of living.

2) If there ARE some opportunities, would my age be an impediment as far as being permitted to volunteer? I know in some Asian countries this would rule me out.

3) Finally, would it be difficult, as an American, to reside in either of those countries due to visa restrictions?

I guess that's all for now. I'm interested in this area primarily because of its history and being a place where I could really do some good. I know nine years is a long time away but I just wanted to get an idea of the possibilities in advance.

Thanks for your assistance.

Sadebugo
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stonethecrow



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This might be of use:

www.balkanspeacepark.org
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Sadebugo



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stonethecrow wrote:
This might be of use:

www.balkanspeacepark.org


Thanks so much! This is a very good link.
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stonethecrow



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No worries Smile I'd be doing it myself if I could afford it!
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Sadebugo



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stonethecrow wrote:
No worries Smile I'd be doing it myself if I could afford it!


Yes, I've made some sacrifices but will obtain that freedom in about nine years Very Happy
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