b'The Applied Linguistics; TESOL degree is absolutely life changing. Often when you say that you are in the TESOL program, you get blank stares and then when you tell them that you are going to be an English teacher they just brush it off because it is so far from the regular 9 to 5. However, this degree is so much more than just learning how to teach English to ESL students. During this program, my worldview was broadened and my ethics/morals were constantly challenged in a way that I was able to grow so much more than I thought I could. The TESOL program takes what you normally would learn about in a classroom setting and focuses on the students and the personal side of what being a teacher truly means.- Hannah Ukrainetz48 49'