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5 Differences Between the U.S. and Korea

Posted on Tue, Jul 28, 2015 @ 11:13 AM

I’ve been working with Chungdahm Academy in South Korea for over 3 years now. Until recently, I had yet to travel home to America for a visit or any country whose primary language is English. My friends who had gone back to America for a vacation said that being home would feel weird. I did not really believe them until recently, when I went home for a vacation. Here are a few observations I made when I went back:

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Tags: Korea, vacation, Asia, living in Korea, USA, Teach English in South Korea

Top 5 Reasons to Teach ESL in Korea

Posted on Wed, May 27, 2015 @ 05:00 PM

Korea has been a top ESL destination for quite some time now, attracting teachers from many different cultures across the globe. Plenty of people choose to teach ESL in Korea because it boasts numerous benefits such as money, safety and travel. There are not many ESL destinations where you can enjoy both the pleasure of traveling and saving money, and still be able to live a comfortable lifestyle abroad. 
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Tags: Teach English in South Korea

Celebrating your Favorite Holidays While Teaching in Korea

Posted on Sat, Nov 15, 2014 @ 10:26 AM

A big thing that most foreign teachers fear is missing out on all their favorite Western holidays. Especially the idea of living in Asia and knowing that most of the East’s holidays are not aligned with the West’s. In Korea, the major holidays are Chuseok (Korean thanksgiving) and Solnal (Korean New Years). If you live in the countryside, Koreans don’t really celebrate big Western holidays such as Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. If you live in big cities however like Seoul, Busan or Daegu then there will be Koreans who celebrate Western holidays and who enjoy partaking in them.

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Tags: Teach Abroad, Teach in Asia, teaching in Korea, a year in Korea, things to do in Korea, halloween, friends, abroad, Activities to do in Korea, Thanksgiving, Korea friends, Teach English in South Korea, Holidays in South Korea

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