Jamaican American In Africa: Marla In Abuja, Nigeria [AUDIO]

 Marla Hunter is a Jamaican American educator who moved to Abuja, Nigeria to work at the American International School of Abuja.

Marla Hunter is a Jamaican American educator who moved to Abuja, Nigeria to work at the American International School of Abuja.

Abuja is Jamaica without water. Lagos is Jamaica without the water. My cousins came and they were like, this is Jamaica!
— Marla Hunter

Meet Marla Hunter, a Jamaican American educator and entrepreneur living and working in Abuja, Nigeria. We interviewed her about what life is like as an American living in Nigeria. She discussed her thoughts on being a Black educator in Nigeria and the similarities between her Jamaican roots and Nigerian culture. Marla also shared teach abroad job hunting resources for other certified teachers and advice for anyone interested in living abroad in Nigeria! Listen to our conversation below!

 City Gate, Abuja, Nigeria Credit:  Wikimedia Commons

City Gate, Abuja, Nigeria
Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Marla at a glance...

  • Decided to start teaching abroad due to stresses and health effects while working in the U.S. public school system.
  • Before teaching in Nigeria, she spent a year living and teaching in China.
  • Marla is an international educator trainer and consultant. She currently works at the American International School of Abuja. Marla manages her school's early childhood department, works as a peer teacher, and is a swim instructor.
  • In addition to her education career, Marla is an entrepreneur, managing an online clothing shop and a swimming instruction business.
  • If you're a certified teacher interested in teaching abroad, Marla suggests the following teach abroad job database resources:

- Search Associates: www.searchassociates.com
- Teach Away: www.teachaway.com
- TIE Online: www.tieonline.com
- Iss.edu
- Marla also offers courses on teaching abroad!
 

Listen to our interview with Marla below:

Podcast Interview

Follow Marla online!
http://www.missmarlahunter.com/
https://liveloveteachtravel.com

@missmarlahunter
@liveloveteachtravel
@iliveloveswim

Enjoyed our interview with Marla? Then you'll definitely want to check out our interview with another African American expat who also lives in Abuja, Nigeria.