If you're reading this, you might be in the same position I was in 2 years ago: recently graduated from college, not 100 percent sure what you want to do now but you know you want some sort of break from the mundane and ordinary. Well, I can say that I am fully satisfied with the decision I made to join Language Link Russia two years ago.
I initially started as a participant in the Teacher-Intern program and eventually became a full-fledged teacher after completing the nine-month internship period. If you are interested in becoming a part of the education field but you don't have any prior experience teaching, I strongly recommend the Teacher-Intern program as the perfect way to get your feet wet. The internship provided me with the requisite knowledge at the beginning of the course, but more importantly the Language Link staff provided me with the necessary support throughout the entire internship period. I was so pleased with my experience as an employee at Language Link that I decided to stay on for an additional year. Even though I had finished the internship program and had become a full-fledged teacher, Language Link still provided exceptional academic support via their network of Directors of Studies and Assistant Directors of Studies. Any problem or question I had, I knew I could count on these well-trained staff members to help me find the best solution.
I was extremely pleased with the level of academic support given to me throughout my time as an employee, but it pales in comparison to what I would call "life support" provided by the company. In my opinion, Language Link did an incredible job making sure I was taken care of in all aspects of life in Russia, whether it was regarding visa support, living arrangements, or health care. Whatever the situation, Language Link did everything they could to ensure that I was safe and healthy. When you're in a new country, far away from everything comfortable and familiar, this "life support" is probably the most important thing, and in this sphere Language Link deserves the highest mark possible.