Teacher gets her start in Kuwait
Teacher gets her start in Kuwait

Sarah Hively
Kuwait City, Kuwait

I graduated college in 2010 hoping to be a high school teacher.

While working as a nanny, I tried to find a job within the Chicago public school system. After no luck, I even branched out, applying for jobs in other states. I must have sent out about 300 applications all together, and I got about 10 responses back.

I recently decided to teach abroad instead. I applied to work in Kuwait, and just last week, I moved here on a two-year contract.

I'm going through three weeks of training, and then I'll be teaching 10th and 11th grade Kuwaiti students about literature.

So far, it's an interesting place, and I'm glad to have more opportunities to see the world.

Last updated August 30 2011: 12:57 PM ET
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