With hundreds of kids swarming around you every day, unless you have some superhuman immune system, you’re probably going to get sick at some point. Unfortunately, kids love to cough and sneeze into their hands...and then touch their notebooks and tablets...and then hand their stuff to you.Read More
Teachers Share their Experiences While Living Abroad!
As the first month of the New Year has come to a close, my friend and I have been really working hard to try and hit our health goals. We would work out anywhere between 75-90 minutes for 6 days a week trying to get Busan body ready. However, with all of this physical exertion, it was bound or one of us to get hurt. That individual just so happen to be me.Read More
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
It seems only fitting that the ankle I broke in Africa would finally find comfort in my next home away from home – Korea. The last time I was abroad I comically fractured my right ankle during my medical orientation (at a hospital!) in Kenya. The break made for quite an experience and a tearful/choked-up call home to my mom after a panicked evening in a Nairobi hospital. I was put in a cast and advised by my parents to seek surgical consultation when I returned to the states 5 months later in December.