Teachers Share their Experiences While Living Abroad!

Rooftop Summer Fun: making the most of your Summertime in Korea

Posted on Thu, Jul 10, 2014 @ 08:09 AM

Back home gathering on towering skyscrapers is not something I am accustomed to. But while living in a bustling country like South Korea it is an activity I have come to love, and a weekend I look forward to.  Rooftop gatherings can include relaxing sun bathing days, mini-pool excursions, fun parties, chilled dinners, and breathtaking night time views.

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Tags: living in Korea, friends, entertainment in Korea, cities in Korea, rooftop, outdoors, Activities to do in Korea, summer in korea

My Great Korea K-pop Adventure, Part Two: The Concert

Posted on Wed, Oct 02, 2013 @ 05:23 PM

After a day of dancing our way around Incheon (See Part One for the full story!), we'd completed our final flash mob performance at Munhak Stadium and collected our tickets for the big concert: Incheon Korean Music Wave 2013. The line-up of 20 of K-pop's best awaited us inside the stadium: 2AM, A-JAX, B.A.P, BTOB, EXO, F.T. Island, miss A, ZE:A, Girl's Day, BTS, B2ST, Boyfriend, Girls' Generation, Super Junior, SECRET, SISTAR, MBLAQ, KARA, T-ara, and TEEN TOP. It was quite an evening...

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Tags: things to do in Korea, events in Korea, cultural experience, music, entertainment in Korea, music in Korea, incheon, korea bucket list, K-Pop, Activities to do in Korea

My Great Korea K-pop Adventure, Part One: Flash Mob

Posted on Mon, Sep 23, 2013 @ 05:05 PM

Sometimes in life, and especially while living in Korea, you just have to go along for the ride. In my experience, agreeing to a crazy adventure or event typically seems to work out in my favor, giving me a crazy story at the very least. So, on September 1st, bleary-eyed and semi-apprehensive, my friend and I woke up early so we could catch a cab to the Chinatown area of Incheon. We knew very little of what the day would entail, but the promises of "flash mob" and "free tickets to a K-pop concert" were enough for us to jump right in, hoping the day would exceed our (admittedly low and/or vague) expectations. And boy did it... 

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Tags: events in Korea, cultural experience, K-Pop, Korea, PSY, music, entertainment in Korea, music in Korea, incheon, K-Pop, Activities to do in Korea, Weekend activities in Korea

Korean Cinema: Experiencing the Big Screen as an English Teacher

Posted on Wed, Jul 31, 2013 @ 04:00 PM

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Tags: a year in Korea, English teacher in Korea, entertainment in Korea, things to do, movies in Korea, teaching in Korea

Make the Move: Top 6 Reasons to Move to Korea Now!

Posted on Thu, Jul 11, 2013 @ 04:00 PM

There are a ton of reasons why you should make the move and go teach in Korea. Here are the top six reasons. 

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Tags: entertainment in Korea, Activities to do in Korea

Korea Bucket List: Nami Island

Posted on Sat, Jun 22, 2013 @ 01:00 PM

This past weekend, I was excited to be able to cross another destination off my ever growing Korea Bucket ListNamiseom. This gorgeous, half moon shaped island has always looked appealing with its famous tree-lined paths and photogenic surroundings, so some fellow English teachers and I took full advantage of its proximity to Seoul and took an excellent day trip to the island!

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Tags: Korean Dramas, what to see in korea, what to do in korea, Korea, entertainment in Korea, life in Korea, island, tourist attraction, islands, south korea, nami, nami island, namiseom, chuncheon, tourist attraction in korea, korea bucket list, bucket list, Activities to do in Korea, teaching in Korea, winter in Korea, Weekend activities in Korea

An English Teacher's Cinco de Mayo: Gangnam Style

Posted on Tue, May 07, 2013 @ 04:30 PM

One of the things I found myself wondering about when I moved to Korea to teach English is what the holidays would be like. Granted holidays can range from the big boys like Christmas, to the ones we celebrate just for the excuse to party (hump day anyone?). Lucky for me and you, Koreans LOVE to party, so most holidays here are celebrated and always a fun time. This past weekend we ventured into Seoul, Gangnam to be exact, for Tomatillo’s Annual Cinco de Mayo party. It was definitely one of my favorite days in Korea and I know that for as long as I stay here, this is where I’ll celebrate Mexican independence.

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Tags: friends in Korea, free time, Relaxing in Korea, a year in Korea, entertainment in Korea, Gangnam, partying in Seoul, Margaritas, food in Korea, Holidays in South Korea

A How To: Get Your Music On This Summer In Korea.

Posted on Mon, Apr 22, 2013 @ 04:47 PM

I'm all about the music. I am up for any concert, just ask. With only a month and a bit before I leave (tear tear), lately I've been reminicing about all I've managed to experience while teaching and livng in Korea (Are you ready?). I am amazed at how much I have done in such a short amount of time, especially when I think about all the concerts I've attended. It seems like ages ago, but at this time last year I was preparing to witness Lady Gaga's first and very controvercial world tour stop in Seoul. A short while later I joined happy-go-lucky young Koreans lounging on Nami Island for the annual Rainbow Island Festival with Jason Mraz as the headliner.

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Tags: ex-pat life in Korea, events in Korea, entertainment in Korea, Concerts, music, music in Korea, music guide, fun, Grimes, Activities to do in Korea

Top 5 Work Week Activities for Teachers in Korea

Posted on Thu, Aug 02, 2012 @ 09:56 AM

One of the most surprising perks to teaching English in Korea is how much free time I have.  A huge advantage for choosing to work for Chungdahm is that they follow a strict set of curriculum.  That means that while all of my public school friends are scrambling on a Sunday night to figure out what their lesson plan will be for Monday morning, I know that as long as I am at work by 3 pm, I will be more than ready for a full day of classes.  As a result of my abundance of free time, here are my top 5 work week activities. 

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Tags: living in Korea, entertainment in Korea, Activities to do in Korea

An English Teacher in Korea Goes to a Jason Mraz Show

Posted on Wed, Jul 11, 2012 @ 10:12 AM

Jason Mraz was in Korea for about a week and he knows way more Korean than me. Watching him make small talk with the Korean audience between songs at last month's Rainbow Island Festival on Nami Island (Namiseom) was just the motivation I needed to kick my butt into gear and learn Korean while I'm here teaching English.

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Tags: ex-pat life in Korea, a year in Korea, singing, learning Korean, festival, things to do in Korea, entertainment in Korea, Concerts, Activities to do in Korea, Transportation in Korea

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