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Things to Do in Korea: Taking the GMAT

Posted on Fri, Mar 28, 2014 @ 05:52 PM

Although I love living and teaching in South Korea, I often found myself thinking of the future, and other paths I can take once my year-long contract is over. One of the goals I considered, and eventually decided on, pursuing was getting my MBA! You may be wondering, is it possible to apply to graduate schools in the U.S. while you are living in Korea? The answer is a resounding yes. Both the GMAT and the GRE have testing centers around Korea, and you can also consider going to graduate school at a Korean university as well. There is also the option to take university level classes online. The combinations and options are pretty much endless. It is important to find the one that fits your schedule and needs. After considering all these options for advancing my education, I decided to try my hand at the GMAT, a test required for nearly all MBA programs in the U.S.

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Tags: a year in Korea, English teacher in Korea, graduate school, GRE, GMAT, testing

Teaching English in Korea or Graduate School?

Posted on Thu, May 31, 2012 @ 10:56 AM

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.

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Tags: teaching in Korea, graduate school, GRE, teaching at Chungdahm, experience

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