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How to Overcome Homesickness While Teaching in Korea

Posted on Fri, Mar 23, 2018 @ 11:32 AM

Feeling homesick is inevitable no matter where you are. Whether you are teaching in Korea, away at college, or even just a couple of hours away from home, it happens. So it isn’t something to fear, but rather something to prepare yourself for.  Although some people, including myself, had a hard time being away from home upon first arriving in Korea, I have found my time abroad has really helped me become a more independent person and I am forever grateful for this experience. Below I will detail ways about how to not only become more independent and comfortable while living in Korea, but also, thanks to modern technology, how you can communicate with friend and family back home.

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Tags: pets in Korea, communicating with family back home, homesick, Cafe, dog cafes in korea

Wish You Were Here - Snail Mail While Teaching Korea

Posted on Thu, Jul 26, 2012 @ 10:47 AM

 When was the last time your mailbox actually had a letter in it: handwritten and addressed to you from a real live person you know? The newest J Crew catalog does not count, although I know how exciting its arrival can be.

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Tags: teaching in Korea, communicating with family back home, friends, America, mail, postcards, teaching at Chungdahm

Take My Advice: 5 Things I Have Learned Teaching in Korea (so far)

Posted on Mon, Jun 25, 2012 @ 09:58 AM

I've learned so much since coming to teach English in Korea! Take some of my advise below: 

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Tags: moving to Korea, teaching in Korea, ex-pat life in Korea, communicating with family back home, teach in Korea, Activities to do in Korea, teaching at Chungdahm, smartphones in Korea, Yoga in Korea

Long Distance Relationship Advice While Teaching English in Korea

Posted on Mon, May 14, 2012 @ 11:28 AM

Being in a long distance relationship, I quickly figured out different ways to keep in touch with Neil while I’m here teaching English in Korea. I’m not talking about calling cards and emails, but other methods of communication.This could be a double edged sword in that it could help you keep in touch with your friends and family, yet also leave you missing them even more. I want to share with you what Neil and I did to make our long distance relationship work.

One thing we used as often as possible was Facetime. It’s essentially the same thing as Skype, except for Macbooks, iPhones, and iTouches. I prefer it over Skype because it’s easier to access, there are fewer lag moments, and you have more privacy than Skype. For example, in Skype other people can call you while you’re in the middle of a call. You can use Facetime as long as you have a wifi connection. 

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Tags: a year in Korea, long distance relationships, dating while in Korea, communicating with family back home, relationship advice

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