For medical procedures, many foreigners come to Korea from all over the world because of the reasonable prices and high quality. I remember while I was living in America, I hated going to the dentist and eye doctor because of how much money I would spend for my medical procedures. Even with insurance, I’d pay at least $80-$100 for each visit. Luckily here in Korea, the prices are not astronomical. Here are some tips to help you save money while you are living and teaching in Korea.Read More
Teachers Share their Experiences While Living Abroad!
Living in Korea has been an amazing experience and there is nothing in the world that I would change it for. It has been during these years that I have become independent, as it was the first time that I have lived outside of my parents' house. One of the adjustments that I had to learn, and you will as well when you are teaching in Korea, is learning how to operate your apartment. This blog will introduce you to some residential Korean customs and teach you how to utilize many of the appliances that you will have in your Korean apartment.Read More
My last blog talked about where to buy food and furnishings while living in Korea. This blog will focus on helping you get your cellular phone in order when you begin teaching in Korea and will also help you find great areas to shop for clothing if you are on a budget.Read More
When you apply with Aclipse to teach in Korea, you need to choose a place you would like to live. Most programs will offer big cities like Seoul, Busan or Daegu, while other placements will be in the smaller rural towns somewhere in Chungcheongnam-do, Gyeonggi-do, and Gangwon-do. When going through the application process here is a chance you may not get your first choice when being placed, but you can narrow down the type of experience and lifestyle you would like to live in, while teaching in Korea. Over the past five years, I have been lucky enough to live both in the Korean countryside and a major city. This blog will focus on my perspective of both lifestyles.Read More
Teaching English in Korea is usually a desirable choice because of the amount of savings you could accumulate over a short period of time. Korea has been top of the ESL charts for the past 10 years when it comes to salaries and benefits. Even teachers starting-out get paid reasonably and there is the opportunity to rack-up a good amount of money after one year.Read More
This year has been one of the busiest years that I have had in a long time. Since I’ve been living and working in Korea for over the past 3 years, there have been so many adventures in both teaching and traveling that I have been lucky to take part in. With 2014 wrapping up, it seems best that I go ahead and share my favorite blogs that I’ve written!
Tags: losing weight in korea, teaching in Korea, English teachers in Korea, life in Korea, food in Korea, living in Seoul, things to do on the weekends, Tokyo, hiking in korea, teaching at Chungdahm, Lotte World
In this week's video blog, I give you a run down of what it is really like to live in South Korea, the situation in North Korea, and how I've checked off one more item on my bucket list before I finish teaching English! Enjoy this short blurb of my life in Seoul and meet the new additions to my family!
Living and teaching in Korea has allowed me to devote time to travel writing and also meet a fantastic and supportive community of bloggers in Seoul. I recently took part in the Seoul Subway Challenge, a collaborative photo project with a different Seoul blogger focusing on each line of the Seoul Subway. I was assigned to 9 and spent a Sunday afternoon getting lost on the 'Golden Line'. Check out my blog for more pictures and make sure to click through to the other lines included at the end of this post.
Seoul Subway Challenge: Line 9
Tags: teaching in Korea, seoul, living in Seoul, Activities to do in Korea, Seoul subway, Seoul National Cemetery, Noryangin Fish Market, Seoul Subway Challenge, Transportation in Korea, Weekend activities in Korea
Everyone who knows me knows that I have the biggest sweet tooth and I can eat more dessert than any other course. I'm always asking for the dessert places, not just cafes that have slices of cakes and I finally found one that satisfies all my cravings. Things have not changed since I started teaching English in South Korea. The dessert bar Kyotofu
is a popular restaurant back in New York and is famous for its desserts. Opening one by Itaewon at the Hanganjin station in Hannam, this spot has been on my list for a while now. After finally paying a visit to the restaurant, it is a place I recommend for small groups, especially dates.