(Last Updated: Nov 26, 2020 14:26)

Catherine De Silva

Field: TESOL and International Studies

Global Teaching Institute

Message to Students:

Hello! My name is Catherine de Silva. I grew up in the natural state of Arkansas, U.S.A. Arkansas is famous for the Ozarks, diamonds, and rice. Japan is the 8th place total I have lived. I also lived in Hawaii, Thailand, England, California, Spain, and most recently Georgia (U.S.A.). I finished my undergraduate degree at the University of Hawaii where I played volleyball. After university, I have spent a lot of my time teaching English and playing volleyball overseas. I enjoy learning new things and studying languages and cultures, so let's learn together! In my free time, I like to bake, try new foods, and travel. I have traveled to 43 countries in total. Additionally, I love being active. I enjoy playing sand volleyball, hiking, downhill mountain biking, tennis, jogging, yoga, lifting weights, swimming, and much more.


  1. M.A. - International Studies, Southeast Missouri State University
  2. M.A. - International Studies, Durham University
  3. B.B.A - International Studies, University of Hawaii, Manoa

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