One of the most common questions we receive at LanguageCorps Asia is what kind of careers teaching English abroad can lead to. Many people decide to teach English in a foreign country as a gap year adventure, and then with the help of a unique, distinctive resume, go on to diverse careers in a variety of different fields.
One former teacher, Jacob Daniels, founded a fair trade fashion company called Cambodian Threads.
The company sells handmade, fair trade silk crafts produced by the Hengs, a family of artisans who work out of their home studio in the Island village of Prek BongKong, Cambodia.
Daniels and his staff then use proceeds from sales to fund educational development projects in Prek BongKong and other rural Cambodian villages.