Teachers Share their Experiences While Living Abroad!

Immerse Yourself in Korean History By Visiting Amsa-dong

Posted on Wed, Nov 23, 2016 @ 02:56 PM

If you teach in Korea long enough, you will realize how much Koreans are proud of their culture and history and because of this they do their best to preserve their ancient wonders. As of 2016, Korea has 12 UNESCO World Heritage sites. If a location is deemed to have cultural or physical significance, the UN will help to ensure that it remains protected. The nomination process can take years and only a certain amount of locations will be designated a World Heritage site in any given year. This year, I was invited by my Korean friends to participate in the Amsa-dong Prehistoric Settlement Site

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Tags: Korea, korea history, history, history of Korea, festival, music festival

3 Tips to Stay Cool During the Hot Summers in Korea

Posted on Mon, Aug 03, 2015 @ 04:58 PM

When I first came to South Korea to teach English, one thing that I was looking forward to was the seasonal weather. South Korea has cool winters, warm springs and at times, very hot summers. As it is now August, this blog will give my top 3 tips on staying cool during the summers in Korea. 
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Tags: Teach Abroad, summer in korea, Korea, living in South Korea, staying cool

5 Differences Between the U.S. and Korea

Posted on Tue, Jul 28, 2015 @ 11:13 AM

I’ve been working with Chungdahm Academy in South Korea for over 3 years now. Until recently, I had yet to travel home to America for a visit or any country whose primary language is English. My friends who had gone back to America for a vacation said that being home would feel weird. I did not really believe them until recently, when I went home for a vacation. Here are a few observations I made when I went back:

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Tags: Korea, vacation, Asia, living in Korea, USA, Teach English in South Korea

5 Reasons To Teach Abroad in Korea; From the Food to Hiking

Posted on Wed, May 20, 2015 @ 05:00 PM

Deciding where to teach English in a foreign country can be a daunting task. When deciding where to teach, there are many pros and cons to consider. Having worked in Korea for over three years now, I have found numerous reasons why I love this country so much . Here are the top 5 reasons why you should consider teach abroad in Korea.

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Tags: Korea, food in Korea, hiking, friends in Korea, history of Korea, cultural activities, Transportation in Korea, hiking in south Korea

Favorite Korean Adventures of 2014, Part Two

Posted on Tue, Dec 30, 2014 @ 09:14 AM

The final days of 2014 are officially here! Last week, I gave a recap of four memorable spots that I visited for the first time this past year. Click here to check out that post, or keep reading to see the final four adventures that you definitely need to put on your bucket lists for 2015! 

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Tags: Korea, hiking, island, incheon, muuido, dongdaemun, dongdaemun design plaza, ddp, yongma land, seoraksan, seoraksan national park, teaching in Korea, Activities to do in Korea

Celebrating your Birthday in Korea and Combating the Winter Blues

Posted on Wed, Dec 17, 2014 @ 09:39 AM

Celebrating your birthday abroad can be a daunting thought if you are used to partying with your family and friends. It is a time when you feel very homesick, especially when your birthday is in the heart of the Korean winter time. In South Africa this time of year  it is sunny and  my birthday is usually outdoors at a beach or  in a sunny warm spot. Coming to Korea I have had to become used to a cold and often snowy birthday. So, to tackle the blues I have come up with alternative ways to enjoy birthdays in Korea.  All you need is a group of good friends who love adventure and don't mind venturing into the freezing cold.

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Tags: Teach English in Korea, Korea, a year in Korea, seoul, things to do in Korea, applying to teach English, Teach Abroad, Teach in Asia, birthday, Activities to do in Korea

How-To: Move Back Home After Teaching in Korea

Posted on Thu, Dec 11, 2014 @ 12:08 PM

Moving to the other side of the world is no easy feat. In getting to Korea, a lot of the process is assisted by Aclipse, especially when it comes to all of your paperwork. Packing for Korea is somewhat daunting, but thanks to packing guides from my fellow bloggers, I think you're pretty well set with advice. Recently, I made the big move from Korea back to the U.S., after three years of accumulating way more stuff that I'd realized. Here are my dos and don'ts for packing up to leave Korea at the end of your contract...

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Tags: Teach English in Korea, a year in Korea, a year in Korea, packing, Korea, moving to the United States, going home, Teach Abroad, Teach in Asia, moving, Activities to do in Korea, teaching in Korea

Hike Ganghwa Island's Manisan while Teaching in Korea

Posted on Wed, Dec 03, 2014 @ 09:25 AM

Hiking in Korea, as you've probably heard, is basically the national pastime. This past autumn, I've taken full advantage of Korea's mountainous terrain, trying to hike every weekend. With the weather getting cold, my friends and I carefully mapped out the final hikes of 2014. My favorite was a local hike, in my city of Incheon, at the nearby Ganghwa Island where we climbed up the famed Manisan. 

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Tags: Teach English in Korea, Korea, hiking, island, incheon, Teach Abroad, Teach in Asia, manisan, ganghwa, Weekend activities in Korea

Indoor Activities to Survive Summertime in Korea

Posted on Wed, Jul 09, 2014 @ 08:16 AM

Within the past week or two, I've felt a marked difference in the temperature outside. Specifically, what I've noticed is the humidity. While Korea's hottest days are still a month or so away, we also have the rainy season, which technically has already begun. So what to do on those weekends when you want to go explore and be social, but between the rain and/or the heat, you don't want to spend time outside? Well, check out this handy list of the top air-conditioned activities to check out in Seoul this summer! 

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Tags: museums, museum, Korea, seoul, Seoul Arts Center, mmca, trick eye, things to do in Korea, summer in korea, Weekend activities in Korea

4 Ways Korea Took Me By Surprise

Posted on Sun, Jul 06, 2014 @ 08:13 AM

In a good way, of course. Here's what I mean: no matter how much you prepare for a big move to another city, state, or country, you're bound to find aspects of life in the new place that completely surprise you. Maybe it's just a larger degree of something you already expected, or maybe it's something you didn't anticipate at all. Regardless, this is just the reality of going to a new place. Here are four aspects of life in Korea that surprised me...

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Tags: safety, Korea, living in Korea, life in Korea, wifi, teaching in Korea

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