Take part in this exciting opportunity with LADO International Institute and Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) two of the world’s elite English institutions. LADO and BFSU enable native speakers of English to be trained as a teacher and then partake in a 1 year assignment with the #1 university for English in China. Participants will receive a full scholarship to the LADO TEFL Certificate and a 1 year highly compensated contract at BFSU’s k-12 programs. During that year, teachers will have the opportunity to study Chinese, travel around the world’s third most popular tourist destination, and gain a deep understanding of China’s diverse population, explosive economy, and incredible culinary culture. Meet one of the current program participants, Samuel Dunston II who will begin his training on November 26th and will be arriving in Beijing in early January, 2013.
I’m Samuel Dunston, II -here in our Nation’s fair capitol, Washington, DC; and, I’m excited to study at LADO International College!
Since I was a young boy at Holy Name School, I’ve had an arduous desire to learn all about the world that surrounds us. At the tender age of six-years-old, I created a fortress of solitude down in our family library and would read all day about different types of plants, animals, minerals, and unexplored mysteries of the universe.
When I started high school at Gonzaga in DC, I really began to fancy learning foreign languages and continued courting world cultures. Thanks to my Russian Studies professor, “The Russian question,” was the catalyst to spark a life-long affair between myself and an indomitable love of world cultures and diversity. From that point forward, I was wed to the quest and set out as a true “Culture Vulture” to find what unites us-all here on Earth.
Along my undergraduate studies at Oberlin College, I continued to romance the journey that began in high school. By the end of my sophomore year, I had become intimate with diverse parts of the United States, Canada, France, Argentina, and Uruguay and so enamoured that I almost didn’t come back home from traveling!
I wanted to find a solution that would satisfy my passions for language while continuing to steep a now-blossoming liaison with world cultures. Around the beginning of my junior year, I began to search for a career in a field that would allow me to learn as much as possible. Through my search, I quickly met LADO International College. I was fond of this school’s philosophy that shared a common theme to my own educational experience: “Quality over quantity.” Upon graduating and returning home to DC, I am continually impressed that LADO remains concerned with producing the most effective educational practices that best prepare our students to be successful.
One of my friends, Mr.Trayon White, said it perfectly: “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care;” and, I look forward to kinship with Vance and all the excellent LADO faculty because learning the LADO method means creating a network of people who share a commitment for top-notch education and a love of the World’s culture!
See you soon in the interwebs!