Teachers Share their Experiences While Living Abroad!

6 Questions for a New ChungDahm Teacher

Posted on Fri, Aug 28, 2015 @ 02:19 PM

Career exploration includes matching jobs and professions with one's own interest and skill sets. A job interview for a job in your home country typically includes in-person interviews with your potential boss and colleagues. This interaction gives you information to assess whether the opportunity is a good fit for you.
Determining whether a teach abroad job is right for you can be trickier. A job interview for a teach abroad position is often done over the phone or via skype - and you may not meet or speak with your boss or colleagues until you start the job. An advantage of using Aclipse's services to teach abroad is Aclipse helps you talk with current teachers to have your questions answered and provide you with the information to assess if teaching abroad is right for you. I have taught in Korea for almost 4 years and I sometimes forget what it was like to make the decision to move half way across the world and what life was like when I first made the move. My colleague Jessamyn Martinez hasn't forgotten. She just recently started her ChungDahm job and this is what she has to say: 
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Tags: teach, advice, teach aclipse, teaching at Chungdahm, teaching advice,

Planning a Vacation while Teaching English in Korea

Posted on Thu, Dec 04, 2014 @ 09:39 AM

One thing that really stood out for me when choosing to teach English in South Korea was location. Traveling around Asia is so easy, mainly because many of the airlines have budget friendly fares, meaning you can have an amazing week long vacation for less than a few hundred dollars. Since moving to South Korea, I have already visited China, Japan and Thailand, and soon I will visit Bali during our Christmas vacation. Friends of mine, who are also English teachers in South Korea, have visited Vietnam, The Philippians, and even Australia. 

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Tags: Teach English in Korea, a year in Korea, applying to teach English, advice, benefits of living in Korea, abroad, Teach Abroad, Teach in Asia, Activities to do in Korea, teaching in Korea

Teachers Talk About Why They Love Living in South Korea (Part 1)

Posted on Fri, Oct 24, 2014 @ 09:33 AM

When I started University back in 2008, I knew that when I finished I would go traveling. I didn’t know where or how, but I knew I wanted leave Ireland for a few years to explore. So, when I found an advertisement from Aclipse on my college website, while I was in my finial year, I knew that teaching English abroad would be a great way to do this. Likewise, this next serious of video blogs will talk to other English teachers from America and England who have made the journey to South Korea and are loving every minute. Blog one is with Anisa, who is from the United Kingdom:

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Tags: a year in Korea, applying to teach English, advice, benefits of living in Korea, abroad, Activities to do in Korea, teaching in Korea

Smartphone Apps You NEED While in Korea

Posted on Sat, Jul 05, 2014 @ 08:07 AM

We live in a smartphone world. My dependence on my iPhone is, undoubtedly, ridiculous, and yet I just need it. Living in Korea has made my borderline addiction a little bit more understandable, though, because I use my phone constantly to get information about buses, subways, restaurants, and events. Living in an unfamiliar place is made so much easier by the accessibility of information on the internet and through apps, so here are the most useful apps I've found (and used!) while in Korea

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Tags: smartphones, smartphones in Korea, getting around seoul, a year in Korea, tips, advice, Apps, subway, tourism, Apps, smartphone apps, teaching in Korea

3 Reasons Why You Should Pick Korea

Posted on Tue, Jul 01, 2014 @ 08:44 AM

People who decide to become an English teacher overseas always ask: Which country should I teach in? The world is a fascinating and beautiful place, but here are the reasons why I decided that Korea was and is the best place for me:

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Tags: English in Korea, expats, working in korea, Korean society, safety in korea, Money, Expenses, advice

The Hardest Part of Being an English Teacher in Korea (Part I)

Posted on Mon, Jun 16, 2014 @ 02:56 PM

We all know that life can be hard at times. Living in a foreign country away from your family, friends, and home can make a bad day... even worse. Since we all have tough days, I thought it would be helpful to show some examples of what difficulties to expect and how to I got through it.

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Tags: Korean culture, eating out in Korea, English teacher in Korea, drink in Korea, students in Korea, things to do in Korea, makgeolli, advice, Activities to do in Korea, teaching in Korea

20 of the Best Blogs and 1 HUGE Tip About Moving to South Korea

Posted on Sat, Jun 07, 2014 @ 03:04 PM

As this will be the last blog I write for Aclipse for a while at least, I wanted to look back at the posts I've made that have chronicled my time in Korea. But I also want to look ahead for progress' sake. What value will another diary post have for you, reader? So I've decided to select the Aclipse blog posts from the past year that are most useful to read for somebody who is deciding or has decided to embark for South Korea. I'll do this chronologically starting with the oldest. Thanks for reading.

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Tags: Blogs, advice, teaching in Korea

From Ireland to South Korea to Teach English

Posted on Tue, May 27, 2014 @ 06:39 PM

Why Korea?:

When I was in my final year of university in Ireland I had decided that I would like to travel. I wanted to see Asia in particular, as I had not been there before. I wanted to see as many countries as possible, for as long as possible. So I thought, what better way to travel than Teach English. Then I saw an advert on my university notice board advertising an English Teaching job in South Korea.  South Korea, I had never even thought about visiting South Korea when I was looking into travelling, I’d looked at Thailand, China, Japan and even Malaysia but not South Korea. One year on I can honestly say it’s been one of the best decisions I have made in my life. South Korea is an amazing country, not only is it an ideal location to teach English, but because of  its location you can travel to almost anywhere in Asia with ease, something I have taken full advantage of this past year. This blog will give a brief summary of some of the best thing about being an English Teacher (from Ireland) in South Korea.

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Tags: a year in Korea, applying to teach English, advice, benefits of living in Korea, abroad, Activities to do in Korea, teaching in Korea

Advice on filing your U.S. taxes as a South Korean Expat

Posted on Wed, Apr 09, 2014 @ 11:04 AM

Taxes. Did you know that the United States is the only major power that requires all its citizens to report their worldwide income? If you’ve moved down to Antarctica, built yourself an igloo, and trade snowberries for penguin toenail clippings, you have to report just how many clippings you’ve collected to the United States by June 15th. Why June 15th and not April 15th? Well, I have some information for you that will help you report your foreign income and file your U.S. taxes while abroad. I just finished mine.

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Tags: English teacher in Korea, tips, expats, working in korea, advice, expat, abroad, `taxes, teaching in Korea

I think Korea is amazing! Part 1

Posted on Tue, Oct 01, 2013 @ 03:17 PM

I'm pretty sure you've heard by now that Korea is amazing. And my list of reasons WHY continues to grow. While living here for the past two years, I've grown to love the culture and the people. Although there are still a few things that bother me, I can't imagine how life will be when I move home. I think Korea actually changes everyone, each in a different way. Here are a few ways Korea has spoiled me and made life that much easier:

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Tags: living in Korea, English teachers in Korea, alcohol in Korea, a year in Korea, what to do in korea, year in Korea, deals in korea, America, advice, abroad, benefits of Korea, Activities to do in Korea, teaching in Korea

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