S13, E3: Matt & Laurel Green on seeing things for themselves
March 15, 2021
Two 20-somethings with a dream of teaching overseas hop on a plane to Spain and hope for the best. What they find is far more than they could have expected, leading them on adventures to Turkey, the UAE, Taiwan and beyond.
We wanted to see for ourselves what was happening. (Laurel Green, 24:47)
Matt & Laurel Green met at university in the late 90s, married, then headed west to live the typical Seattle lifestyle: he playing in an indie rock band and she working in a coffee shop. After about three years they ventured back east and began to consider their options. They started their careers in education teaching English in Spain, and eventually decided to go back to school to acquire full teaching credentials. They have been living and working outside of the United States for over 10 years now, and have completed teaching contracts in Dubai, Istanbul, and Taipei.