Teachers Share their Experiences While Living Abroad!

How To Celebrate and Socialize with Your Fellow Teachers at ChungDahm

Posted on Wed, Jan 03, 2018 @ 12:38 PM

Living and teaching in Korea is all about what you make of it and who you spend your time with and events at work are a great way to create memories when you are far away from home.

At Chungdahm Learning you have the opportunity to work with people from all over the world, so it is possible to challenge yourself to experience new things, cultures and grow as an individual. Being able to socialize with people from diverse backgrounds has been my favorite part of teaching abroad, so I recommend you do your best to plan events within your academy where you can build bonds with your fellow teachers outside of the classroom. In this blog I will talk about some of the events my fellow teachers and I have done at ChungDahm's Songpa branch. 

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Tags: events in Korea, events, chungdahm, chungdahm learning, co-worker, Activities to do in Korea, work events, Teach Abroad, ex-pat life in Korea, christmas in Korea, Holidays in South Korea

Chungdahm's 2nd Annual Bowling Tournament Was a Strike

Posted on Wed, Apr 08, 2015 @ 05:48 PM

Just like in America, bowling is a popular sport here in Korea. Within a mile radius of my home, I have about 4-5 bowling alleys nearby that are usually packed during the night time. Luckily for us teaching in Korea, Chungdahm’s Event Planning Team was able to reserve an entire alley (20 bowling lanes) for our company so we could have Chungdahm’s Second Annual Bowl-O-Rama!

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Tags: bowling, events in Korea, hanging out with friends in korea, friends, teaching at Chungdahm, chungdahm

Weddings In Korea: Tips and Expectations

Posted on Thu, Sep 04, 2014 @ 10:15 AM

Hopefully while living in Korea, you will get to experience a Korean wedding. It is extremely different from those that I have gone to in the West. Typically, weddings in America and Canada are all day events. Weddings there consist of the ceremony, dinner service, and then drinks and a party to round out the night. When I went to my first Korean wedding, it was a shocker. I think in total, the wedding ceremony was 25 minutes. Here are a few reasons why it is like that and here are some expectations when you do go to a Korean wedding.

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Tags: friends in Korea, Korean culture, year in Korea, cultural experience, south korea, Good times, events in Korea, Weddings in Korea

The Amazing Race with CDI: 20 Teams, 100 Tasks, 4 Hours.

Posted on Fri, Jun 27, 2014 @ 02:11 PM

The annual CDI Amazing Race was Sunday, 22 June. Twenty teams competed from all over Seoul and its surrounding satellite cities. Each team had to complete as many tasks as possible out of 100 tasks within 4 hours. With teams sprinting like crazy and having a whole lot of fun, Chungdahm Main Branch came in first, completing 67 tasks, with Daechi and Bundang coming in a close second and third.

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Tags: seoul, what to do in korea, Amazing race, Activities to do in Korea, Teachers, Faculty, Teams, Bonding, teaching at Chungdahm, events in Korea

Korea Must-See: Cherry Blossoms in Springtime

Posted on Tue, Apr 08, 2014 @ 10:18 AM

Springtime in Korea is without a doubt my favorite season. It's often far too short for my taste, but while it's here, it's wonderful. Green bits of grass are finally popping up, new leaves are sprouting on the trees, and the cherry blossoms are blooming in full force. To me, the cherry blossoms officially herald the beginning of sunny, warm days, and making time to see them is always on the top of my spring to-do list.

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Tags: parks in Korea, things to do before leaving korea, Spring, cherry blossoms, events in Korea, Weekend activities in Korea

4 April activities for Expats in Korea

Posted on Tue, Apr 01, 2014 @ 11:05 PM

Spring!! Sweet Spring! Our salvation. The white of winter melts away, and we are left with so much! So much … free time. Sure, you had plenty of free time in winter, but it was cold outside. Now that excuse is thankfully not excusable. So what’s an expat to do? Here are five happenings in South Korea during the next month.

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Tags: festival, art, expats, festivals, exploring korea, things to do, events in Korea

Seoul Lantern Festival 2013: Photo Blog

Posted on Fri, Jan 17, 2014 @ 01:00 PM

Korea has a real knack and penchant for festivals, which is something I've really come to love about living in this country. It seems like nearly every weekend there's something going on, and I've tried my hardest to check out as much as I can. But as November rolls back around, the Cheonggyecheon stream in Seoul lights up with fancy lanterns, signaling the start of one of my favorite festivals in Korea.

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Tags: festival, events in Korea, cultural experience, festivals, cultural activities, things to do before leaving korea, seoul lantern festival, lanterns, lantern festival, Activities to do in Korea, Weekend activities in Korea

Light Up The Night: Jinju Lantern Festival

Posted on Wed, Oct 23, 2013 @ 02:32 PM

It was Hangeul Day recently! So, we teachers were awarded the best surprise gift; a mid-week Wednesday day off. A day trip was quickly thrown together and we happened to notice that a Lantern Festival was happening not too far from Busan, in Jinju.

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Tags: festival, events in Korea, festivals, fun days in korea, lanterns, lantern festival, Activities to do in Korea

Seoul Reveals its Soul in an International Cook-Off

Posted on Fri, Oct 18, 2013 @ 02:19 PM

One of the great things about living near a major capital city, specifically the second largest metropolis in the world, is all the cultural experiences available. On a cool, dim, and damp Saturday last month, a friend invited me out to the Han River to enjoy the fruits of a cooking course he had been attending for several Saturdays in Seoul.

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Tags: a year in Korea, seoul, food in Korea, what to do on the weekend, cook-off, Activities to do in Korea, events in Korea, Weekend activities 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

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