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5 Apps To Improve Your Life While Living and Teaching in Korea

Posted on Mon, Aug 28, 2017 @ 04:09 PM

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.

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Tags: Apps, cellphones in Korea, cellphones

Top Tips About Setting up a Cell Phone While Teaching in Korea

Posted on Sun, Jul 02, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

One of the major stresses for people coming to Korea is what to do about a cellphone. People often wonder if their current phone will work abroad or if they should buy a new.  Finally after stressing about if they need a new phone or not people then begin to worry about which plan they should get.  Well, after living in and teaching in Korea for a couple of years, and talking with numerous people about this issue, I have a couple of tips and ideas that I hope will help you decide what to do.

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Tags: cellphones in Korea, cellphones

Top Tips for Buying a Cell Phone and Clothes When Teaching in Korea

Posted on Wed, Mar 23, 2016 @ 03:32 PM

My last blog talked about where to buy food and furnishings while living in Korea. This blog will focus on helping you get your cellular phone in order when you begin teaching in Korea and will also help you find great areas to shop for clothing if you are on a budget.

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Tags: teaching in Korea, living in Korea, shopping in Korea, living in Seoul, Gangnam, cellphones in Korea, what to do, dongdaemun, cellphones, Seoul subway, the arrival store

The Answers to Your Money Questions About Korea

Posted on Fri, Feb 14, 2014 @ 01:00 AM

As a blogger, I've received a substantial number of emails over the past two years. The common theme among the questions I get asked can easily be guessed: money. Understandably so, of course, as money is an important part of taking a job in a foreign country. So, it is my hope that the information I have gathered from the experiences of a variety of expats in Korea (myself, my friends, and my fellow Aclipse/Chungdahm bloggers) will help answer your burning money questions...

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Tags: teaching in Korea, a year in Korea, saving money in Korea, living in Korea, eating out in Korea, cellphones in Korea, expat, cellphones, subway, finances in Korea

One Cellphone Option: Staying Connected in South Korea

Posted on Thu, Jul 25, 2013 @ 02:08 PM

I left my country behind. I left my friends. I left my family. I even left In-N-Out. But I couldn’t, I just couldn’t leave my need for a smartphone. It’s like a vital organ! As soon as my phone from the States stopped working, I needed a transplant within 24 hours. And thanks to The Arrival Store, I got one!

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Tags: a year in Korea, arriving in korea, cellphones in Korea, what to buy in Korea, cellphones, the arrival store

Korean Underground Shopping Malls - An English Teacher's Dream!

Posted on Tue, Apr 23, 2013 @ 04:00 PM

Living in Incheon, South Korea has a lot of perks; I’m fairly close to the airport, near the coast, I can go and enjoy and enjoy the beautiful Songdo whenever I want, etc. But shortly after I arrived, I found out that one of the greatest things about living in Incheon was my proximity to Bupyeong Station (Incheon Line 1). Bupyeong station houses one of the most amazing underground shopping malls, where you can find pretty much everything and anything you could want. It’s cheap, convenient, and home to some of my greatest purchases while teaching English in Korea thus far. Here are my top reasons for being in love with Bupyeong:

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Tags: saving money in Korea, free time, shopping in Korea, cellphones in Korea, accessories, visit, Beauty Products in Korea

Top 10 Apps to Use in Korea

Posted on Thu, Apr 04, 2013 @ 03:50 PM

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.

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Tags: Apps, advice, Activities to do in Korea, cellphones in Korea, survival

Getting a Cell Phone or Smart Phone in Korea

Posted on Wed, Feb 08, 2012 @ 10:17 AM

        Who can live without a cell phone these days? Without one is like being disconnected from the world. That’s why before coming to Korea to teach English, obtaining a cell phone was on my priority list. There are several routes one may take to obtain one. Before I go over each one, I’d like to go over the requirements and a few differences between American and Korean mobile plans.

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Tags: a year in Korea, living in Korea, cellphones in Korea, smartphones, cellphones, smartphones in Korea

Cell Phones in Korea: What are Your Options?

Posted on Mon, Aug 15, 2011 @ 10:53 AM

It’s no secret that South Korea is one of the most internet-wired countries in the world. With blisteringly fast internet speeds, it’s generally something everyone considers before making the decision to teach English in Korea. However, if you’re like me, the internet on your computer is not enough. You need to know about Korea’s mobile phone networks as well, particularly when it comes to foreigners securing their phones (smartphone or otherwise). I’ll try to offer some insight into smartphones in Korea and how to avoid some common frustrations for foreigners securing cell phones.

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Tags: preparing to teach in Korea, teaching in Korea, teaching at Chungdahm, cellphones in Korea, smartphones, cellphones, smartphones in Korea

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