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Surviving Winter in Korea

Posted on Wed, Feb 11, 2015 @ 12:46 PM

As a lifelong Massachusetts resident, I am used to confusing weather patterns and abrupt temperature shifts, but South Korea’s weather-related bi-polar disorder brings it to a whole new level. A few weeks ago we had a relatively warm spell of weather, which caused me to dare to hope that perhaps the worst of the winter was over. Obviously that was foolishly optimistic thinking, as this week we have been slammed with a particularly chilly blast of air, just to remind me that winter in Korea is far from done. Personally, I hate cold weather, so it definitely makes it more difficult for me to actually get out of my apartment and be social. But the best remedy for those winter blues is spending time with friends, so I figured I would share a few of my favorite winter activities in Korea to help you get through these frigid few months.

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Tags: winter in Korea, movies in Korea, Apartments in Korea

An English Teacher's Apartment in Daegu, South Korea

Posted on Sat, Jun 28, 2014 @ 10:05 PM

There are many questions people have when they look into moving abroad to teach English, and I was no exception. The main priority for me was accommodation. I live in Daegu, South Korea, which is Korea's third largest city. This video is a tour of my apartment. And while it is small, it has everything I need. Also it's rent-free and I get free internet and a really nice TV: 

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Tour of an English Teacher's Apartment in Busan, South Korea

Posted on Fri, May 02, 2014 @ 06:24 PM

Since I'm leaving South Korea in just one month (cry), I have been doing a little spring cleaning and decided that now is the time to post a video blog tour of my apartment. Along with the tour, I've included on some tips for moving out, specifically how you can reach out and sell some items to people who are just moving in.

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Tags: moving to Korea, busan, arriving in korea, Apartments in Korea

One of the Best Things in Korea: Baseball Season, Take Two!

Posted on Thu, Apr 17, 2014 @ 06:44 PM

This is my second Baseball season as an English Teacher in South Korea. Last year, I blogged about baseball and how the Samsung Lions won the League. Well, the season has just kicked off again! As a word of advice for anyone who is considering going to a baseball game in Korea, it is definitely worth it! There is so much fun and hype behind each and every game, I would go to all of them if possible.

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Banking Tips: For English Teachers in South Korea

Posted on Sat, Feb 22, 2014 @ 01:09 PM

When I first came to South Korea to Teach English, I had many questions and things to do. Like getting a cell phone or opening up a bank account. Luckily for me, my school helped me with both. Within a week of being in Korea I had a cell phone and a bank account. This blog will explain the process of opening up a bank account for English Teachers in South Korea. It will cover everything from opening up the account, to transfering money home and to day-to-day banking here in Korea (which is pretty awsome and cheap!).

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Tags: teaching in Korea, a year in Korea, a year in Korea, banks in korea, working in korea, applying to teach English, arriving in korea, abroad, appliances in Korea, Activities to do in Korea, teaching at Chungdahm, appliances, internet in Korea, english teachers accomadation, Apartments in Korea

Korean Accommodation: My Apartment while Teaching English

Posted on Tue, Jul 09, 2013 @ 03:30 PM

There are many questions people have when they look into moving abroad to teach English. When I decided to move to South Korea to teach English I know I had plenty, however, the main priority for me was accommodation. Where was I going to live? What would my apartment be like? Would it be furnished or unfurnished? How much would utilities cost? etc etc. Well this blog will explain all.

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Tags: teaching in Korea, a year in Korea, a year in Korea, working in korea, applying to teach English, arriving in korea, abroad, appliances in Korea, Activities to do in Korea, teaching at Chungdahm, appliances, internet in Korea, english teachers accomadation, Apartments in Korea

Five Items I Have Learned to Live Without as a Teacher in Korea

Posted on Wed, Apr 18, 2012 @ 11:03 AM

Even though I am very happy with my new home here in Gwangju, there were a few adjustments that I had to make when I moved to teach English Korea.  Here are five things that I had to learn to live without.

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Tags: moving to Korea, a year in Korea, Apartments in Korea

3 Things You Can Live Without While Teaching English in Korea

Posted on Fri, Mar 16, 2012 @ 09:13 AM

Before I came to teach English in Korea, there were a million and five questions I had in terms of how I was going to live. Although excited, I was very concerned about how I would adjust to living without things I was used to. There are things that happen in our day to day life routine that are not thought about, but just done out of habit. Three of the things that you can live without with over in Korea are: 1) Television, 2) Dryer, and 3) Car.

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Tags: Teach English in Korea, Teach English in Korea, moving to Korea, teaching in Korea, Teach English abroad, appliances in Korea, getting around seoul, Apartments in Korea

Winter in Korea: Three Tips to Make it Easier

Posted on Wed, Dec 07, 2011 @ 10:13 AM

One fun thing about teaching English in Korea is that you get to work with people from all over, meaning that there will inevitably be a variety of reactions to Korean winter. While people from the American south are bound to think it’s the coldest place on earth, Canadians like myself might argue that it’s not all that bad. However, no matter where you stand on the temperature, there are a few tips I’ve come to know to make your winters more bearable while teaching English in Korea.

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Tags: Teach English in Korea, teaching in Korea, Teach English overseas, Teach English abroad, winter in Korea, gas boilers, Apartments in Korea

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