To Nepal with VSO
So you took up teaching secondary English when you graduated, I asked him. A short laugh and a slightly embarrassed sideways glance.
“I went straight back to Spain; I had missed it. But it was a mistake, like going back often is. I tried to get a job in a school there but that didn’t work out and then I met a returned American Peace Corp volunteer and it brought back to me that I had once wanted to volunteer abroad through VSO. I was commitment-free and I realized that this was the perfect moment to return to that idea. When I did my degree in English and History I was insouciant about its worth beyond the intrinsic interest the course held. But without it, I wouldn’t have found myself in Nepal as a teacher trainer through the agency of VSO.