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How To Become Embraced By The Korean Community

Posted on Thu, Oct 19, 2017 @ 04:26 PM

The scariest thought some people have before they move abroad and begin  teaching in Korea is isolation. Often foreigners worry about how they will fit into the Korean community and be accepted by their fellow co-workers. It is daunting to think about situations where you may run into communication issues or cultural misunderstandings. However, don't let the fear of the unknown stop you. The best part of living and teaching in Korea is having these moments, that allow you to grow and have an amazing experience.  Below I will go into detail about the Korean culture, along with ways that you overcome your fear of being along in a foreign land and in turn become embraced by the Korean community. 

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How To Make Korean Friends While Living And Teaching In Korea

Posted on Thu, Feb 02, 2017 @ 01:50 PM

Living and teaching in Korea creates opportunities to learn a new culture and speak a new language. With this experience arises the chance to make life-long friends across cultural barriers. Like every encounter living abroad, you  have  to put yourself out there and do what the "Romans do in Rome" and as in Korea..."Do what the "Koreans do in Korea."

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4 Things I've Learned From in My Five Years Teaching in Korea

Posted on Fri, Jun 17, 2016 @ 01:30 PM

It is summer of 2016 and I have been teaching in Korea and living here for almost 5 years. I thought I would only be here for 1 year and head back to the U.S., but I kept finding myself wanting to stay. Some of the reasons I’ve decided to stay are for financial reasons while others are for personal reasons.  Below are the top four things that I’ve learned while living abroad.

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Tags: Korean culture, saving money in Korea, friends, Money, Korea friends

Enjoy a Summer Weekend of Games and BBQ in Korea's Countryside

Posted on Mon, Jun 15, 2015 @ 05:27 PM

The weather in Korea is heating up which means summer has arrived! To celebrate the beginning of summer, one of my friends invited us to go to the popular Daemyung Resort in Yangpyeong. About an hour and a half away from Seoul, Daemyung Resort is located in Korea's countryside of Gyeonggi-do.  Being able to make short distance weekend getaways is one of the great perks of teaching English in Korea

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Tags: Korean countryside, camping, Activities to do in Korea, Korea friends, teach and travel,, traveling, yangpyeong,, daemyung resort

Celebrating your Favorite Holidays While Teaching in Korea

Posted on Sat, Nov 15, 2014 @ 10:26 AM

A big thing that most foreign teachers fear is missing out on all their favorite Western holidays. Especially the idea of living in Asia and knowing that most of the East’s holidays are not aligned with the West’s. In Korea, the major holidays are Chuseok (Korean thanksgiving) and Solnal (Korean New Years). If you live in the countryside, Koreans don’t really celebrate big Western holidays such as Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. If you live in big cities however like Seoul, Busan or Daegu then there will be Koreans who celebrate Western holidays and who enjoy partaking in them.

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