Teachers Share their Experiences While Living Abroad!

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

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

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