Having previously written about cell phones and cell phone plans, I now want to tell you about helpful apps to get before coming to Korea. There are so many different apps that can really boost your quality of life while living in Korea. The apps are primarily social, to help you become acquainted with more people for your new life in Korea, however, there are also apps that are good for food and direction as well as learning the language. Below are five apps that you should download prior to teaching in Korea.Read More
Teachers Share their Experiences While Living Abroad!
Hi, my name is Aleco from Seattle, Washington in the United States and I began teaching in the April Program at Chungdahm's Busan Goeje branch this past June. I decided to write this blog for potential candidates thinking of teaching abroad so they can get a good idea about some of the perks of living in a country like Korea.
The mobile industry is huge in Korea! Almost everyone has a smartphone and uses their device for communication, entertainment, navigation, education shopping and saving. Since living in Korea I have downloaded so many helpful apps that the whole population uses on a daily basis. Here are some of the apps I would recommend downloading and using if you are living or planning on moving to Korea.Read More
Before I came to South Korea, I was part of a proud and noble group of people, stubborn in our ways, desperately clinging to our beliefs, even as the steady march of modernization threatened our way of life. I, along with many senior citizens, was a member of the smart phone-less community. I was quite satisfied with my “dumb-phone,” even if my friends mocked it and ridiculed its lack of capabilities. But of course, with the highest percentage of smart-phone owners in the world, eventually even I had to join the sheeple and buy a Galaxy S5. As I predicted, I became quite addicted to it, and even now spend too much time aimlessly perusing Reddit or checking fantasy football. As an ex-pat living in South Korea, there are a few apps that certainly make your life easier. Let’s go through some, shall we?
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.
Note from the blogger: My sisters are in town this week! We’ve been busy shuffling ourselves to as many parts of Seoul and Gyeonggi-do as we can. It’s been great.