Today’s TEFL nomads aren’t just found in traditional classrooms worldwide but are leveraging their laptops to teach English from anywhere. Global colleagues share how teaching online can be your ticket to living abroad.


Rachel Story is a nomadic ESL teacher originally from Tennessee. In 2010, she moved to China to begin teaching ESL. For five years, she taught at a variety of schools and training centers in Beijing and Kunming. In 2016, she began teaching English online with VIPKid and traveling full-time. Since then, she has been teaching, traveling, and living around the world with her husband Sasha. Together they document their travels and teach others how to become traveling teachers on their blog, Grateful Gypsies.

Vera Baranovskaya is a certified TEFL teacher with more than six years of Business English teaching experience in various countries and international companies. Over the past 18 months, Vera has been travelling around South and Central America while working as a corporate teacher for Southbridge insurance company. Theory and practice of intercultural communications BA helps this digital nomad to find personal approach to each student.

This panel is hosted by Jennifer.

Jennifer Collis is TEFL certified, has a degree in English, and taught abroad for several years at language centers in Costa Rica and Morocco, working with students of all ages. As Content Manager at Bridge, she now helps other teachers get started or advance in the TEFL/TESOL field by sharing informative and inspiring articles, eBooks, teacher interviews, and other resources. She also continues to travel as a global digital nomad and has worked remotely in Guatemala and Mexico.