When you are in a foreign country, whether to travel or to Teach English the last thing you want to do is visit a hospital. Many people that explore the world face getting sick or having an traumatic accident. Thankfully, expats that teach in Korea do not need to worry because the Korean health care system is one of the best. This is especially true if you are working for Chungdahm and are covered under the national health insurance plan. Below I detail some of my experiences dealing with Korean doctors, from a sprained ankle to a stomach bug, and how each time the service I was given proves how good the Korean health care system is.Read More
Teachers Share their Experiences While Living Abroad!
I can see! I had been wearing glasses since I was 7 years old in the first grade. Between then and my late teens, my eyes progressively worsened into a strong astigmatism. Before going to college, my parents bought me contacts. Because my astigmatism was so high, my parents at first and then I paid over $500 for contacts every year since college. But now fresh at 26, I can see without glasses or contacts after receiving an affordable LASIK eye procedure in Gangnam, Seoul, South Korea.
As you might remember from last week's post, I visited a Korean hospital because of some stomach pain. Last week’s blog covered the first hour I was at the hospital. I had 2 blood tests and 2 xrays done. By having them done in Korea and not America, I saved over $300. Here is the second hour of the the incredibly affordable and efficient hospital trip.
One scary thought that crosses many minds when thinking about risks of teaching English abroad is “what happens if I become seriously ill or injured, and I cannot communicate with doctors effectively?” Well in South Korea, you’ll be fine. You’ll be more than fine, actually. The health care I received a couple weeks ago was incredibly quick, thorough, and affordable.