Teachers Share their Experiences While Living Abroad!

Why Helen Renewed Her Contract To Teach in Korea For ChungDahm

Posted on Thu, Feb 16, 2017 @ 01:53 PM

Hi! My name is Helen and I’m from Dublin, Ireland.  Upon completing my degree in Social Science in 2014 and after a short time working in New York City I decided to make an even bigger move and I set my sights on teaching in Korea. Teaching with Chungdahm was an easy decision for me as they are a large company with many openings and offer different levels of teaching to suit everyone's needs.  After applying through Aclipse I was selected to work in Seocho Banpo i-Garten starting in February 2015.

After one year of teaching in this branch and living in Gangnam, a district directly South of the river in Seoul. I knew I had made the right decision to teach with ChungDahm and as I result I recently committed to teach for one more year. This blog will focus on the many reasons I decide to stay.

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Tags: teaching in Korea, saving money in Korea, social life, travel, chungdahm

Learn How Sean Built a Career By Teaching in Korea

Posted on Thu, Feb 09, 2017 @ 04:43 PM

Hi, my name is Sean Netzel and I am writing this blog to tell why you I not only decided to teach in Korea, but also have decided to stay in Korea since.

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Tags: teaching in Korea, travel, chungdahm

Korea is Perfect for Couples who Want to Teach and Travel

Posted on Tue, May 31, 2016 @ 05:13 PM

Are you a couple? Do you want to travel? If your answer is yes to both of these questions, then choosing Korea as an ESL destination is the right choice for you! Many young and even married couples wish to travel and experience a new adventure. However, often both partners are worried to be separated by the long distance. Teaching English in Korea presents the perfect opportunity to travel abroad, live and teach together, and experience endless adventures.  Korea is in fact a country that is renowned for couple t-shirts (identical men and women t-shirts) and couple outings. 

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Tags: teach in Korea, couples in Korea, Teach in Seoul, couples, couple outfits, travel

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

Bring on 2016! Top 3 Achievable Goals While Teaching in Korea

Posted on Tue, Jan 05, 2016 @ 03:30 PM

With 2015  having just ended, and the new year has just begun, it's that time of year when people start reflecting on the past year and figuring out what improvements they can make in the New Year. For us ESL teachers, our lives teaching abroad do not always have to depend on the present moment, and we too can make some New Year resolution goals that can set us on an even better course that feels progressive and inspiring. Here are 3 goals that I believe are acheivable for all while teaching in Korea in the New Year. 

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Tags: New Years, Teach Abroad, saving money in Korea, teach in Korea, New Year's in Seoul, New Year's in South Korea, travel, traveling, weekend travel, skills

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

Got 2 Days Off? Visit Osaka While Teaching in Korea

Posted on Wed, Jul 01, 2015 @ 11:43 AM

While teaching in Korea, I have had the great pleasure of traveling all over Asia and that is one of the main reasons why I can’t leave here. I love to travel! Unexpectedly, because of the MERS outbreak, a lot of schools and academies had canceled classes for safety reasons. My branch was one of them and we randomly got two days off in the middle of the week. On a whim, a couple of friends and I decided to fly to Osaka, Japan. Here are the top 3 things that you should do when visiting Osaka

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Tags: japan, Osaka, teach and travel,, travel, weekend travel

3 Attractions to Visit in Hong Kong While Teaching English in Korea

Posted on Tue, Feb 24, 2015 @ 04:53 PM

This past weekend was significant on many levels as a English Teacher in Korea at ChungDahm. For one, it was the weekend before a new term at ChungDahm began and secondly and probably most importantly it was the Lunar New Year holiday.  As a result of the holiday we had a four day weekend which meant a few friends and I decided to travel to Hong Kong to refresh before the new term began.  Now squeezing the contents of a 4-day Chinese whirlwind adventure into a single blog seems like an injustice, so this week I will give you three must-see attractions to visit in Asia’s most dynamic and multi-cultural cities.

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Tags: Lunar New Year, Hong Kong, Holidays in South Korea, travel

Three Hotspots in Macau to Visit While Teaching in Korea

Posted on Wed, Feb 18, 2015 @ 03:00 PM

The Lunar New Year is here, and that means it is one of the best times to travel while teaching English in Korea at ChungDahm. For the Lunar New Year holiday, my family and I decided to meet in Hong Kong and travel to Macau, the Las Vegas of Asia.

Macau does have direct flights from Seoul but it can be either expensive or limited because Macau has a small airport. Instead, we flew into Hong Kong and took the one hour Turbo Jet boat ride across the bay. After going through immigration, we took one of the many free buses from the port to one of the numerous casinos. We did not stay at a casino/hotel but we were still able to jump on one of the buses and walk to our hotel across the street.

 

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Tags: vacation destinations, Lunar New Year, travel

Three Tips to Improve Vacation Travel while Teaching in Korea

Posted on Tue, Feb 17, 2015 @ 10:10 AM

One of the best aspects of teaching English in Korea is the ability to travel to many of the surrounding countries. However there were many travel tips I wish I knew beforehand. For instance, I remember my first few mistakes I made when traveling abroad in Korea, such as taking the wrong suitcase while island- hopping and eating a cold shrimp off the streets that was not cooked properly.  Also, there was the time that I missed an international flight because of not much transit time given in between flights and  being scammed on a $200.00 pot of tea. Other blunders included forgetting a passenger ticket on the plane and the depreciation of money that couldn't be exchanged again once back in Korea. All of these things have helped me prepare efficiently before trips and have made me become aware of the things that could go wrong.
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Tags: insurance in Korea, incheon airport, banks in korea, travel

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