I live in the US and in March, wrote to a Montessori school principal in Eastern Europe asking if he had any vacancies. He said he’d like to hire me to teach English and history from the fall, but first I have to visit the school before the end of this academic year (mid-June). I wouldn’t be teaching during the visit, just getting acquainted with the place. Since March, I’ve been tutoring his son in English, one hour a week, on Zoom. At my request, I’m not being paid. While the visit would be a reasonable request if I lived an hour away, it seems exaggerated to make me pay over $1000 on plane tickets and other expenses, spend 24 hours flying, 12 hours on trains, deal with jet lag, covid restrictions and the like — just so I can have a friendly chat for a couple of hours and step into a few classrooms. Surely today’s technologies permit more convenient solutions. So: should I go ahead with this, or insist on another approach? Thanks.