Teachers Share their Experiences While Living Abroad!

First Time Teaching and Living Abroad? Tackling the Luggage Nightmare

Posted on Mon, Nov 03, 2014 @ 10:53 AM

Moving abroad for the first time can be a very stressful process. Looking back now, and thinking about  how I packed my luggage for the first time, I wish that someone had offered me better advice on what to take and how to pack it. Of course it doesn’t help you when you have never been to Asia before and all you have to go on is 1) Asian stereotypes and 2) What other people tell you. I will be the first one to admit I took way to many things and spent too much money on items I could’ve bought on first arrival in Korea. I remember that hilarious and embarrassing moment when my parents helped me unpack and repack my bags at the airport!

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Tags: packing, luggage, bags, on arrival, myths about Korea, myths, teaching in Korea, living in Korea, arriving in korea

Guide to Furnishing Your Apartment While Teaching in Korea

Posted on Wed, Oct 29, 2014 @ 10:19 AM

            Packing up and moving to South Korea is to say the least a rather significant decision in your life. Personally, my parents looked at me like I had lost my mind when I proudly proclaimed that I was moving halfway across the world to teach English. But one of the perks of working at Chungdahm is the excellent support system they provide for you to assist in your transition to this country.

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Tags: Korean culture, Teach English in Korea, Teach Abroad, Teach in Asia, arriving in korea, teaching at Chungdahm, cheap

A Teacher's Home in Seoul - Video

Posted on Tue, Jul 15, 2014 @ 01:52 AM

One of the first things that people ask me when they learn that I work in Korea is “What does your place look like?” I know many teachers that are applying to work here are also wondering the same thing. To make everyone’s life a bit easier, here is a video of my home.

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Tags: Teach English in Korea, living in Korea, life in Korea, arriving 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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Tags: teaching 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

A Teacher's Apartment in Bundang, Korea

Posted on Tue, Jun 03, 2014 @ 10:05 PM

Interested in what type of apartment you will live in? Check out my video blog of where I stay in Korea here:
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Tags: Teach English in Korea, teaching in Korea, arriving in korea, Gangnam

An English Teacher finds an Amazing spot in South Korea

Posted on Thu, May 29, 2014 @ 07:02 PM

Being an English Teacher in South Korea is amazing. Not only is the job great, but also there are so many things to see and do. What's more is that you can do many amazing things here in Korea, for free. Whether you want to see a festival, go for a hike or simply watch some body painting. South Korea has it all. In Daegu, South Koreas, third largest city, this is certainly the case. Last weekend, I decided to visit the Local Arboretum. The last time we went here it was autumn, so all of the trees were red, gold and yellow, it was amazing. This time, however, it was spring. The sun was out, it was warm & there were flowers everywhere. What makes this even more awesome is that this area used to be landfill, that's right, a landfill. Around seven years ago, Daegu City decided to turn this wasteland into something useful, and wow did they do just that.

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Tags: teaching in Korea, a year in Korea, working in korea, Korean mountains, Better in Korea, Buddist Temples, Daegu, applying to teach English, arriving in korea, abroad, Activities to do in Korea, teaching at Chungdahm, Nightlife in Korea, Weekend activities in Korea

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

Daegu City International Marathon: Teach English in Korea.

Posted on Sun, Apr 20, 2014 @ 04:46 PM

What I love most about Teaching English and living in South Korea, is that there is always some sort of festival going on. Whether its body painting, a lantern festival or a mask festival, South Korea is packed with fun and interesting things to see and do. This season happens to be marathon season, with many marathons happening up and down the country; from Seoul to Daegu and Busan just to name a few!

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Tags: teaching in Korea, a year in Korea, drink in Korea, beer, working in korea, Korean mountains, Better in Korea, Foreigner bars, Buddist Temples, Daegu, applying to teach English, arriving in korea, abroad, Activities to do in Korea, teaching at Chungdahm, Nightlife in Korea, Beauty Products in Korea, Weekend activities 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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Tags: teaching 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, sports in Korea, teaching at Chungdahm, appliances, internet in Korea, english teachers accomadation, Apartments in Korea

An English Teacher's Adventure in E-World Theme Park

Posted on Fri, Mar 07, 2014 @ 01:00 PM

When I came to South Korea to teach English for a year, I was really excited. Not only for the food or the culture or the amazing hiking, but also for the theme parks. South Korea has some of Asia's best theme parks, from Lotte world in Seoul to E-world in Daegu, where I live. Little did I realize, however, just how close my apartment and job would be to one of those Theme Parks. E-world is a Theme Park in Daegu, Korea's third largest city. It is open all year round and depending on seasons it is half water park, ski park and theme park. Not only that, but at night it transforms into a light show, with every tree, every statue, every building covered in illuminations. The other English Teachers and I decided to visit E-world last Sunday:

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Tags: teaching in Korea, a year in Korea, drink in Korea, beer, working in korea, Korean mountains, Better in Korea, Foreigner bars, Buddist Temples, Daegu, applying to teach English, arriving in korea, abroad, Activities to do in Korea, teaching at Chungdahm, Nightlife in Korea, Beauty Products in Korea, Weekend activities in Korea

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