Getting a Residence Permit for Germany

German Visa and Residence Permit Requirements for US Citizens Der Aufenthaltstitel – Residence Permit The United States of America is one of the nations for which the Federal Republic of Germany has special regulations concerning entry visas and residence permits. US citizens in possession of a valid US passport do not need a visa for tourist […]

Teaching English in Europe: Choose Germany

There is enormous worldwide demand for trained TESOL instructors.  More than 75% of all new teachers head for Asia, the Middle East, or Latin America. Although jobs with very competitive salaries are readily available for expats-to-be from Shanghai to the Gulf, many new TESOL teachers are choosing Europe as their destination in the hopes of living in the hip, […]

Teaching English in Japan After the Earthquake

I came to the Nagoya area of Central Japan to teach English in February 2011, one month before the massive earthquake and tsunami that ravaged the coast of the Tohoku (Northeastern) region of the country. Living in Japan in the wake of this significant and internationally-recognized disaster has been an emotional and eye-opening experience that […]

Donate now to emergency relief in the Philippines

Program for Enhancement of Emergency Response In partnership with the Asia Disaster Preparedness Center, the American Red Cross has been working since mid-2009 to address disaster vulnerability in South and Southeast Asia through a strategic regional risk reduction program, the Program for Enhancement of Emergency Response (PEER). Through this regional disaster preparedness initiative, the American […]