There are many questions people have when they look into moving abroad to teach English, and I was no exception. The main priority for me was accommodation. I live in Daegu, South Korea, which is Korea's third largest city. This video is a tour of my apartment. And while it is small, it has everything I need. Also it's rent-free and I get free internet and a really nice TV:
When looking into accommodation options, I kept hearing over and over again that apartments in Korea are small. Guess what? It’s true they are small, but that does not mean they are uncomfortable. My apartment has everything I could ever need. Most apartments here will have a fridge, a western style bathroom, and a washer. Some will include a TV, a double bed, and some appliances. When I moved in I had all the above plus a small toaster oven, a rice cooker, double bed, comfy armchair, and a blender, and some cooking utensils, thanks to the previous tenant. My school was nice enough to buy me some new plates, bowls, knives and forks, they even bought me some new bedding.
John May grew up in Dublin, Ireland and graduated from Trinity College in November 2012 with a B.A. in Geography & Sociology. John has always had a passion for travelling and the desire to teach. Despite some nervousness before his departure, John is currently teaching English for ChungDahm in Daegu, South Korea and loves every minute of it!