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Transitions Abroad Magazine January/February 2000 Vol. XXIII, No. 4


Saving Australian Wildlife
Reintroducing Native Species Down Under

Creatures great and small in Oz have a friend in Earth Sanctuaries Ltd., an organization fighting to save the unique marsupials and rodents nearly wiped out by agricultural pursuits and the introduction of nonnative species. Raelene Allen visited three ESL sanctuaries to find out about how visitors can assist their efforts on behalf of Aussie animals.

Special Issue

Short-Term Work Abroad
The Working Traveler
Whether you're working to gain experience for a present or future international career or just working to support your travel habit, finding a short-term job overseas can be the ultimate way to immerse yourself in a local culture.

  • In America's Home in Russia Charity Ryabinkin reports on how a U.S.-operated language school in Russia benefits both Russian students and American teachers.

  • Work in Chile is easy to come by, writes Edward Carpenter, but it's best to plan ahead.

  • Portugal is the easiest Western European country in which to find work, writes Risa Barkan in Teaching English in Portugal.

  • In TESOL Jobs in the Land of Smiles, Scott Zimmermann tells about life as an English teacher in Thailand.

Short-Term Work: The Key Employers
Susan Griffith lists the 200-plus organizations and resources most likely to help you land a rewarding short-term job overseas. From au pairing in Europe to working on archaeological digs in Israel, the possibilities are limitless!


Teaching English: Training & Placement Programs

Getting Your Credentials
Although in some countries English teaching jobs are available for those with only a bachelor?s degree, TESOL certification or a degree in TESOL is demanded by more and more employers.

Also in this section, Susan Griffith in Opportunities in Slovenia writes about working in congenial Slovenia, and the editors compile a list of recruiting fairs for certified K-12 teachers who want to teach overseas in K-12 Teaching Jobs Abroad.


Information Exchange

Travel News to Use

Resources and programs for independent travelers

Worldwide Travel Bargains

  • Turkey: Exploring the Coast by Drew Colenbrander
  • France: Budget Hotel Chains by Ted Jones
  • Britain: Volunteering with the National Trust by Lorraine Flanigan
  • Worldwide: The Pull of Hostels by Kent St. John

Back Door Travel

Cheap Flights Within Europe By Rick Steves

Travel Abroad

The Independent Traveler
Finding the Best Fares By Kent St. John
The Road to Compostela By Luke Fernandez

Living Abroad

Relocation Logistics
Moving to France By Phyllis Cohen

Home Exchanges
Home Away from Home By Jeri Magg

Education Abroad

The Learning Traveler
Beyond Venice By Clay and Joanna Hubbs
Vacations in Wales By Vivien Davies

Study Abroad Adviser
Visitors from Home By Tamula Drumm

Teaching About Prejudice By Charles Domingues

Program News and Notes



Asia's Broken Fowl By Pete Alcorn

From the Publisher

Welcome to Transitions Abroad! Whether you're a brand-new subcriber seeing Transitions Abroad for the first time or a veteran reader trying to ascertain if this colorful, redesigned magazine is really your faithful source of the best information for independent travelers, we're glad you're part of our community!

There's something about the year 2000. We just couldn't resist making big changes to go along with this big new year. One thing hasn't changed, however: Our commitment to bringing you the complete resources for the most enriching and rewarding international travel and life—from how to find a short-term job overseas to the joys of food and wine touring with the founder Clay Hubbs and his wife outside of Venice.

In the March/April issue we'll bring you all the info you need to take a vacation that reflects your interests—or, for you student readers, we plan the study abroad excursion of a lifetime! And I'll report on my recent trip to vibrant Rio de Janeiro.

I hope the new and improved Transitions Abroad will be no less exciting for you to read than it is for us to create.

Nicole Rosenleaf Ritter

Editor and Publisher
Dr Clay A. Hubbs

Managing Editor
Nicole Rosenleaf Ritter

International Education Editors
Barbara Burn, William Hoffa, William Nolting

Contributing Editors
Dianne Brause (Socially Responsible Travel)
Susan Griffith (Work)
Ron Mader (Latin America)
Deborah McLaren (Ecotourism)
William Nolting (Work)
Kent St. John (Independent Travel)
Ted Shoemaker (Europe)
Rick Steves (Budget Travel)
Susan Sygall (Disability Travel)
Kathy Widing (Travel Books)

Business Manager
Lisa Green

Production Manager
Gian Lombardo

Office Manager
Melanie Convery

Cummings Printing Co.
Manchester, NH

Cover Photo
Kevin Mill

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