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Chungdahm Teachers Report at the 2016 World Knowledge Forum in Seoul

Posted on Fri, Oct 21, 2016 @ 12:00 PM

One of the perks of teaching in Korea for a company like Chungdahm Learning are the growth opportunities that allow you to grow professionally.  Whether it's advancing within Chungdahm itself, or opportunities outside of school, there are many ways to enhance your resume while teaching abroad.  This past week, I, along with fellow Chungdahm teachers, had the chance to report at the 17th World Knowledge Forum in Seoul. The World Knowledge Forum is Asia's biggest collaboration of knowledge -  with this year’s theme being “Aiming for Great Instauration.”

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Tags: things to do in Korea, seoul, life in Korea, chungdahm, opportunities at chungdahm, reporting, resume

One Day in Seoul? Must See's! Must Do's!

Posted on Sat, Apr 02, 2016 @ 11:30 AM

It's that exciting time when a loved one visits you while you are living and teaching in Korea! There is nothing more fulfilling than sharing a special milestone in your life with a friend or family member who is close to you. However, now the sweat begins... Where do you take them? What itinerary will you create? You have only one day in the bustling city of Seoul, here are some great stops on your must-see and must-do list! 

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Tags: hosting visitors in Korea, things to do in Korea, seoul, Trips in Korea, family in korea, Day trips, Trips in Seoul, Seoul secrets, Teach in Seoul, travel, weekend travel, adventure

The Hottest New Museum in Korea - The D Museum

Posted on Thu, Feb 25, 2016 @ 03:30 PM

When people conjure up thoughts of Korea, many people assume that Korea is all about its Kpop music and soju drinking lifestyle. However, the one reason why I enjoy living in Korea is because there is something for everyone. If you enjoy outdoor activities to nightlife partying, Korea has something for you. But one thing you must know is that Korea is a very trendy place. Top trends in 2015 included honey butter chips, multi-colored hair, and flavored soju. So for in 2016 one of the top new trends is the up and coming art scene and one the best displays of this at the D Museum.  If you are interested in seeing funky and modern art exhibits, then you must visit this place while teaching in Korea

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Tags: trend in korea, things to do in Korea, things to do on the weekend, seoul, things to see in korea, museums, museums in Korea, date night in korea, Korean museums, couples, Korean trends

4 Amazing Day Trips Near Seoul

Posted on Tue, Sep 29, 2015 @ 12:45 PM

I love to travel! The opportunity to travel is one of the main reasons I’ve stayed in Korea for almost 4 years. Traveling can be a weekend jaunt to a nearby country or a more in depth trip between teaching jobs or contracts. Local travel is just as interesting and there are many suburbs to explore around Seoul via the subway or express bus service. Here are my top picks for a quick day trip outside of Seoul.

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Tags: Everland, seoul, what to do on the weekend, incheon, things to do on the weekends, Day trips, suwon, hwaseong fortress, Caribbean Bay, paju, teach and travel,, travel, weekend travel, teaching jobs

3 Tips to a Biking Life while Living and Teaching in Seoul

Posted on Tue, Sep 22, 2015 @ 06:53 PM

Seoul is a city that is designed for cyclists. Koreans cleverly designed the1988 Olympicsbiking and running trails, and sporting facilities with the future in mind. Unlike any other Olympic host country, Korea continues to make full use of their Olympic facilities. Because of this, Seoul is covered in outdoor trails and bike-friendly lanes that have created a cycling culture among Seoul Koreans.   

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Tags: things to do in Korea, seoul, healthy, Commuting in Seoul, Biking in Seoul, Bike to school, Cycling in Seoul, Commuter biking in Korea, adventure

Tips on How to Buy Furniture Like a Local in Korea

Posted on Thu, Aug 06, 2015 @ 01:13 PM

Furniture is easy to purchase when you are living in your home country -  you speak the local language and have knowledge about good deals and sales. This simple task gets more complicated when you shop in a place where you cannot read or understand the language, and do not know how to find good prices. Here are some tips to help new teachers in Korea easily find items for their new house just like a local Korean
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Tags: seoul, living in Korea, living in Seoul, what to buy in Korea, benefits of Korea, benefits of living in Korea, Apartments in Korea, furniture

Working Out on a Budget in Seoul

Posted on Mon, Jul 13, 2015 @ 11:05 AM

If you haven’t lived and taught English in Korea for long, you quickly realize how important one’s appearance is. Beauty and fashion go hand-in-hand here. Korea is one of the top consumers for make-up/beauty products for both men and women. Unfortunately, buying all of these things can add up quickly and hurt your wallet. Luckily, if you live in Seoul, you can take advantage of the Han River, surrounding mountains, and numerous parks nearby to stay in shape and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Here are some places where you can workout while living on a budget in Korea.

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Tags: seoul, Korean mountains, hiking, Han river, Health in Korea, bike, gym

Benefits of Living in Gangdong on the Edge of Seoul

Posted on Tue, May 05, 2015 @ 05:00 PM

When I first came to teach in Korea, I was really scared because all I knew was that I would be placed in Seoul. After arriving here, I started asking around where is Gangdong and unfortunately for me, no one had heard of this area. I really started freaking out and I even thought about quitting. However, I am glad I decided to stay because living in Gangdong has been one of the highlights of my teach abroad experience.

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Tags: seoul, Activities to do in Korea, benefits of living in Korea, Cheonho, Gangdong

Living in Songpa: One of Seoul's Most Modern and Active Neighorhoods

Posted on Tue, Apr 14, 2015 @ 04:00 PM

Seoul is a big bustling city that is constantly on the move and is quickly becoming the heart of Asia. It is a hot destination to travel for shopping and to partake in recreational activities while teaching in Korea. In recent years, Seoul has grown substantially in the economic and international arenas, with acts like Psy’s Gangnam Style placing  Korea on the worldwide map.
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Tags: seoul, korean neighborhood

Celebrating your Birthday in Korea and Combating the Winter Blues

Posted on Wed, Dec 17, 2014 @ 09:39 AM

Celebrating your birthday abroad can be a daunting thought if you are used to partying with your family and friends. It is a time when you feel very homesick, especially when your birthday is in the heart of the Korean winter time. In South Africa this time of year  it is sunny and  my birthday is usually outdoors at a beach or  in a sunny warm spot. Coming to Korea I have had to become used to a cold and often snowy birthday. So, to tackle the blues I have come up with alternative ways to enjoy birthdays in Korea.  All you need is a group of good friends who love adventure and don't mind venturing into the freezing cold.

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Tags: Teach English in Korea, Teach Abroad, Teach in Asia, a year in Korea, things to do in Korea, seoul, Korea, applying to teach English, Activities to do in Korea, birthday

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