When you begin teaching in Korea, you will quickly realize upon your arrival that Korea is one of the leading fashion capitals in the world. The Korean influence has been spreading from their Kpop music, Korean movies and dramas, and Korean fusion food. One thing that you will notice in Korea, is that many Koreans try to keep in shape from the youngest to the oldest in Korean society. With all of the soju drinking and Korean BBQs, you would think that Koreans would be so unhealthy. However, this is not the case for many people. In this blog I will write how to sign up for a gym membership. If however want to learn about how to workout in non-traditional gyms, such as at a yoga studio or at a bouldering gym, feel free to also check out Linda's recent blog.Read More
Teachers Share their Experiences While Living Abroad!
Hopefully you enjoyed the first part of my blog ChungDahm Teacher Asks Top Questions About Teaching in Korea. Today I will answer some of the other popular questions that I have been asked by candidates who are interested in teaching in Korea for ChungDahm.Read More
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
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!