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4 Banking Tips to Follow When Teaching in Korea.

Posted on Tue, Dec 01, 2015 @ 04:41 PM

As a bank manager in the U.S., I was in complete shock with how convenient banking in Korea is. In the U.S., it seems that there was so much paperwork and red tape that you needed to do just to get tasks accomplished. Shortly after you arrive to teach in in Korea you will quickly realize how convenient and efficient banking is compared to back home. 

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Tags: preparing to teach in Korea, English teacher in Korea, banks in korea, Banking in Korea, paycheck, credit card, sending money, remittance account

Three Tips to Improve Vacation Travel while Teaching in Korea

Posted on Tue, Feb 17, 2015 @ 10:10 AM

One of the best aspects of teaching English in Korea is the ability to travel to many of the surrounding countries. However there were many travel tips I wish I knew beforehand. For instance, I remember my first few mistakes I made when traveling abroad in Korea, such as taking the wrong suitcase while island- hopping and eating a cold shrimp off the streets that was not cooked properly.  Also, there was the time that I missed an international flight because of not much transit time given in between flights and  being scammed on a $200.00 pot of tea. Other blunders included forgetting a passenger ticket on the plane and the depreciation of money that couldn't be exchanged again once back in Korea. All of these things have helped me prepare efficiently before trips and have made me become aware of the things that could go wrong.
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Tags: insurance in Korea, incheon airport, banks in korea, travel

One of the Best Things in Korea: Baseball Season, Take Two!

Posted on Thu, Apr 17, 2014 @ 06:44 PM

This is my second Baseball season as an English Teacher in South Korea. Last year, I blogged about baseball and how the Samsung Lions won the League. Well, the season has just kicked off again! As a word of advice for anyone who is considering going to a baseball game in Korea, it is definitely worth it! There is so much fun and hype behind each and every game, I would go to all of them if possible.

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Banking Tips: For English Teachers in South Korea

Posted on Sat, Feb 22, 2014 @ 01:09 PM

When I first came to South Korea to Teach English, I had many questions and things to do. Like getting a cell phone or opening up a bank account. Luckily for me, my school helped me with both. Within a week of being in Korea I had a cell phone and a bank account. This blog will explain the process of opening up a bank account for English Teachers in South Korea. It will cover everything from opening up the account, to transfering money home and to day-to-day banking here in Korea (which is pretty awsome and cheap!).

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Tags: teaching in Korea, a year in Korea, banks in korea, working in korea, applying to teach English, arriving in korea, abroad, appliances in Korea, Activities to do in Korea, teaching at Chungdahm, appliances, internet in Korea, english teachers accomadation, Apartments in Korea

Things to keep in mind while teaching in Korea

Posted on Thu, Sep 20, 2012 @ 08:13 AM

This post is not to scare anyone away from coming to teach English in South Korea. It's more like a reminder/advice about things to take care of before making the trip across the world. I wish I knew about this before I came out so things could have worked out smoothly. 

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Tags: a year in Korea, things to think about before coming out to korea, stress in korea, money in korea, banks in korea, loans in korea, bills in korea, responsibility in korea, getting paid in korea, future plans

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