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Home, Meet My Korea Life: Spam, Peace Signs, Konglish, Bowing & More

Posted on Thu, Aug 29, 2013 @ 03:00 PM

Korea will change you. That's a given. How? There's no one answer, and it will vary greatly from person to person. For some, it'll be little things like mannerisms or habits, for others, maybe larger things like your entire perspective or self-confidence. As the summer term comes to an end this week, my friends and I have fallen back into a recurrent discussion: What will it be like to go home after living in Korea? While my own repatriation is still at least a year away, I got a taste of it this past spring. And I have to say, going home was definitely a little weird, but not in a bad way. What I found was little pieces of Korea came home with me, in ways I hadn't quite anticipated...

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Tags: future plans, life in Korea, leaving korea, homesick, arriving in korea, teaching at Chungdahm, saying goodbye in Korea, moving to the United States, saying goodbye, goodbye, going home

10 Things I Will Miss About South Korea

Posted on Wed, May 15, 2013 @ 04:00 PM

Living and teaching in Korea has been quite an experience; I’ve taken the opportunity to try many new things and I’ve grown as a teacher and an individual over the past year.  I would encourage anyone who’s ever thought about teaching, to spend a year in Korea with Chungdahm Learning.  Of the many new things I’ve gotten to experience, here is a list of the top 10 things I’m going to miss dearly.

1.  The Easy Lifestyle.  Anyone who has lived in Korea as an English teacher will tell you that the lifestyle is pretty easy going.  As a Chungdahm teacher, you’ll teach an average of 6 hours per day and with CDI, you won’t start work till about 4pm.  This means that you’ll have the whole morning to do, see and explore.  Also, depending on your interests, you can take up a class and learn something new; there’s taekwondo, muay thai, Korean classes, beach volleyball, amongst many others.  I tend to frequent coffee shops like Cafe Bene, where there’s free wifi, and catch up on what’s going on in the world.  With so much free time on your hands, there’s so much to get into.

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Tags: teaching in Korea, ex-pat life in Korea, life in Korea, friends in Korea, year in Korea, saying goodbye

Teaching English in Korea: A Final Goodbye Checklist

Posted on Mon, Nov 26, 2012 @ 12:37 PM

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Tags: teaching in Korea, a year in Korea, things to do before leaving korea, leaving korea, 2012, saying goodbye, checklist

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