Teachers Share their Experiences While Living Abroad!

To do list: Packing up your life in Korea

Posted on Thu, Jun 28, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Your time in Korea has come to an end...checks on the bucket list, memories made. You are filled with emotions, one of them is stress. Just as much as packing up your life and moving abroad was intimidating, so too, is moving back home. Living and teaching in Korea has become a second home. Teachers who return to their home country often experience culture shock and struggle to adjust to the lifestyle they had before. 

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Tags: packing, moving home, moving to the United States, pension, Banking in Korea, traveling, Korean Post, furniture, selling

A ChungDahm Teacher Reflects On Her Three Years In Korea

Posted on Thu, Mar 16, 2017 @ 03:49 PM

Since 2011, I have been teaching in Korea at ChungDahm's GangDong branch and have enjoyed everything about it. One of reasons why I ended up staying in Korea for so long is because of the people I've met. I have built relationships that will last me a lifetime, so when my colleague Erin Stuebben told me she was leaving I was really saddened. As she was packing for her move, I asked her if she could answer some questions for me  She was great about it and on her last working day on Friday at 5AM in the morning, I got her email response. I was really touched that she did this for me.  Below are her thoughts and experiences, from the beginning to end, of her time working for ChungDahm and living in Korea:

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Tags: teaching job, Teachers, teach english, cultural experience, moving home, working in korea, teaching at Chungdahm, memories

Moving To and Within Korea: 3 Tips on Apartment Hunting

Posted on Wed, May 13, 2015 @ 05:00 PM

 For those moving to Korea to teach English, your first year will most likely be a roller coaster of learning curves as you become accustomed to your new lifestyle and surroundings. If you are placed in one of the neighborhoods of Seoul, like I was when I first began teaching in Korea, there are so many things to learn such as where to go for things like shopping, food and recreation. During your first few days in Korea, things happen really fast and usually you choose an apartment within 1 or 2 days. This is why, if you choose to stay a second year in Korea, it is almost likely that you would like to move to a new area and find a new apartment. 
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Tags: housing in Korea, moving, moving home, Apartments in Korea

How-To: Move Home from Korea with a Pet

Posted on Tue, Jan 06, 2015 @ 10:30 AM

Last month, I posted about the (sometimes) grueling process of getting packed up to move home after your time in Korea. The stress of my move was greatly compounded by an additional factor: moving a Korean cat to the U.S. In the end, it went quite smoothly, with a lot of the stress stemming from the unknowns that come with flying with an animal. Since I'm sure some of you have gotten pets in Korea or are considering it, here's an overview of how to take your Korean cat home with you.

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Tags: Teach English in Korea, pets, a year in Korea, pet, going home, Teach Abroad, Teach in Asia, moving, pets in Korea, moving home

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