Dreams Abroad is a network of international professionals that are directly involved with the lives of each person that comes to our site. We capture the lives of travelers, teachers, students, and various other global professionals who decided to begin their adventures around the world and share them with our network.
We started in Madrid, Spain, where many of us taught and lived together in 2016. Today, our team has over 40 members and consists of people with experiences from around the world. Our sections include Teach Abroad members and Study Abroad members. You could say we are a small, talented group of professionals who strive to help others achieve their goals. Our team works tirelessly to make sure that our articles and resources are up to date and accurate. Please see our Team Members page to catch a glimpse of our writers who frequent the site with their expertise.
Our contributors each have a unique background, offering different compelling perspectives on being abroad as travelers, teachers, and students. No matter where our contributors come from or their background, our amazing group supports them all the same. Each of our team members has traveled, worked, studied, or lived in various locations around the world for months to years at a time. In fact, some of them have made a life of traveling!
We Connect Travelers
Dreams Abroad brings together those who have years of experience traveling and those who are just starting out on their first journey. Whether you are a solo traveler or want to hear the adventures of a digital nomad, Dreams Abroad can help connect you to our network. Everyone has a story to tell, advice to give, and lessons to learn. We are here to help foster a supportive community. We want to empower, encourage, inspire, and impact our readers by providing a platform for global professionals to pursue their dreams abroad.
Experiences Abroad of What We Have Learned
We share all of our experiences whether good or bad: nothing is left out. Our goal is to be open and honest with our readers no matter the circumstance. Contributors talk about everything from how to prepare to travel abroad to how to be more resilient to adversity while living abroad. Our site began after Leesa Truesdell, the founder of Dreams Abroad, lost her beloved grandmother while teaching abroad in Spain. She recounts her time in Spain and how she handled this loss, and how she became more resilient while living in another county.
The What We Know Now series recounts moments in which mistakes were made and learned from. The team shares their trials and tribulations and how they grew stronger as individuals. These blog posts offer you the ability to learn from the challenges others have endured. We don’t want our community to feel like they are ever alone when abroad. Additionally, our contributors discuss some helpful hints that they wish they knew before having taken off on their adventures.