Hi, my name is Mariel Tavakoli.
This site originally started as a blog to keep family and friends informed of my time teaching English in Znojmo, Czech Republic from September 2013-June 2014 via the Fulbright U.S. Student Program and to provide some insight into the adventures, challenges, and experiences of a young American living abroad.
Although I stopped blogging about my experiences in 2017, you can find links to other online publications where I have continued to share the lessons learned through my travels in the fields of EFL Writing, International Education, Travel Writing, and Marketing & Design.
The content of this website was created by me and does not reflect the position of the U.S. Government or the Fulbright Program.
I currently live and work in Prague, Czech Republic where my work in international education revolves around preparing students for experiences abroad.
Thank you to everyone who has helped me throughout my adventures and to my friends, family, and life mentors for their support throughout all of life’s travels.
Looking to work together or have questions about any and all of the above? Contact me: