If you're reading this while considering a move to Korea to teach and live in Asia I can assure you you're on to something amazing. A year in Korea was just what I needed and I can not recommend the experience enough. Of course you will learn to love your students and their silly ways, you will have wild adventures with new friends throughout The Land of Kimchi and perhaps in other Southeast Asian destinations and you will gain loads of self confidence and cultural understanding. But let me give you one more reason to come to Korea. It's called Casablanca Sandwicherie and I'm not even sure why I am letting you in on this glorious secret. I guess I am feeling generous, enjoy it while it lasts.
Teachers Share their Experiences While Living Abroad!
So I have always known that I wanted to go to grad school. I have never questioned the desire, but I have certainly questioned the timing of grad school. When I finished my undergraduate studies, I felt like I needed some time away from school to gain some more work experience and knowledge about the world. But those two things can be hard to find right out of college in the U.S. Fortunately, I heard about Aclipse and Chungdahm through a friend and before I knew it, I was standing in front of a group of 10-year-old Korean students. Even though I am spending the year in Korea, I was able to follow through on my grad school plans and the experience of teaching has helped me through the application process. Here's how...
First off, having a respectable, teaching job in a foreign country looks really good on the resume. Not only is the experience of teaching a very valuable asset, but the fact that you are doing it in another country shows that you can handle cross-cultural situations that are so common in today's globalized economy.