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My Five Favorite Parts of Living and Teaching in Korea

Posted on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 @ 02:34 PM

Hi, my name is Aleco from Seattle, Washington in the United States and I began teaching in the April Program at Chungdahm's Busan Goeje branch this past June.  I decided to write this blog for potential candidates thinking of teaching abroad so they can get a good idea about some of the perks of living in a country like Korea.

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Tags: Apps, Money, technology, chungdahm, Korean food

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

Learn About All Your Money Matters While Living and Teaching in Korea!

Posted on Thu, May 12, 2016 @ 01:34 PM

Traveling across the world can be super stressful! Watch this video blog to get a better perspective on all the money questions you may have! You will soon learn that Korean banking and foreign transfers, are a piece of cake, while living and teaching in Korea!

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Tags: money in korea, saving money in Korea, Money, extra money in korea, sending money

Cost of Living When Teaching in Korea: Countryside vs. Major City

Posted on Tue, Dec 22, 2015 @ 04:22 PM

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. 

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Tags: Korean countryside, living in Korea, living in Seoul, Money, live in city, Korean city, live in countyside, cost of living

Budgeting Tips for when Teaching in Korea

Posted on Tue, Oct 21, 2014 @ 09:17 AM

It's no big secret that teaching English in Korea is a great way to save a sizable chunk of money. I'm sure you've seen bloggers boasting about putting $1,000 USD per month into savings while working in Korea. I'm also sure this was met with a degree of skepticism and follow-up Googling. Well, this is very, very possible as a teacher in Korea. With a reasonable overall cost of living, getting by from day to day here can easily be done on the cheap, so long as you're committed to a degree of frugality and creating good habits. In my three years in Korea, I feel like I've managed my money well, so here are some money budgeting tips and tricks that I've picked up along the way.

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Tags: budgeting, Teach English in Korea, Teach Abroad, Teach in Asia, money in korea, saving money in Korea, living in Korea, life in Korea, Saving, Money

3 Reasons Why You Should Pick Korea

Posted on Tue, Jul 01, 2014 @ 08:44 AM

People who decide to become an English teacher overseas always ask: Which country should I teach in? The world is a fascinating and beautiful place, but here are the reasons why I decided that Korea was and is the best place for me:

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Tags: English in Korea, working in korea, advice, Money, Expenses, expats, Korean society, safety in korea

Saving Money in Korea - $12,000 a Year is Manageable !

Posted on Mon, Mar 31, 2014 @ 12:01 PM

Most con and scam articles start by saying this isn't a con or scam article. But really, this article isn't. How can I prove that to you? Well, I'll make this piece as short, simple, straightforward as I can.

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Tags: teaching in Korea, Saving, Money, Expenses

Top 5 Ways to Save Money in Korea

Posted on Mon, Apr 08, 2013 @ 04:00 PM

The questions I get asked most about teaching in Korea involve salary and the cost of living in Korea. Everyone seems to want to know how much money I make and is it possible to save money while working in Korea. While it is not difficult to find out the average rate of pay for English teachers in Korea, it can be challenging to know the liklihood of saving money and the cost of living.

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Tags: teaching in Korea, saving money in Korea, living in Korea, Money, year in Korea

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