Teachers Share their Experiences While Living Abroad!

I Accidentally Went to the Biggest Hospital in Korea

Posted on Tue, Nov 12, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

With hundreds of kids swarming around you every day, unless you have some superhuman immune system, you’re probably going to get sick at some point. Unfortunately, kids love to cough and sneeze into their hands...and then touch their notebooks and tablets...and then hand their stuff to you.

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Tags: insurance in Korea, preparing to teach in Korea, Teach English in Korea, Teach Abroad, Teach English overseas, medical care in Korea, hospitals

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

Insurance and Doctor Visits While Teaching Abroad

Posted on Wed, Nov 16, 2011 @ 10:01 AM

Despite your best efforts while teaching abroad in Korea, chances are you will get sick.  Colds, sore throats, and headaches are common challenges that teachers frequently encounter.    Even with my best efforts of avoiding coughing children and students with fevors, I recently came down with a bad cold.  Thankfully for me, Korea is a very advanced country when it comes to healthcare.  

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Tags: insurance in Korea, living in Korea, health and safety in Korea

Important for Ex-pats in Korea: How to Communciate in a Pharmacy!

Posted on Thu, Jan 06, 2011 @ 04:09 PM

Korea is an advanced country when it comes to medicine, and there are plenty of 병원 (byeong-won, or hospital) and 약국 (yak-guk, or pharmacy) around. Find your way to a pharmacy for a wide selection of over-the-counter fixes, and be prepared to explain what ails you. A lot of things will be available for you to grab and pay, but the medicine is kept – literally – behind the counter. In most cases, the cure is a small box and a few thousand won. The pharmacist may understand you between your English and pantomiming, but here's the Korean just in case. See if you notice a pattern.

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Tags: insurance in Korea, health and safety in Korea

Is International Insurance Worth Buying for Korea? Yes. Here's why!

Posted on Wed, Feb 24, 2010 @ 03:20 PM

You should have fun while you’re teaching abroad! But it’s also just as important to be safe. When thinking about my scariest moment abroad, I automatically think about when I was living in Hong Kong with no health insurance. Realizing I was quite sick, I was hesitant to go to the hospital knowing I’d have to pay for the visit entirely out of pocket. But I had no choice and tried the cheapest doctors I could find. Thus, it took over a month to be diagnosed with mono. I wasted hundreds of dollars in the process, about a thousand dollars all together in hospital fees and various medications that were not necessary. Luckily, I didn’t end up with thousands and thousands of dollars in medical bills before I returned to the US. However, if something more serious occured this easily could have been the case!

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Tags: insurance in Korea, teaching in Korea

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