Teachers Share their Experiences While Living Abroad!

Should You Live in the Countryside or City When Teaching in Korea?

Posted on Tue, Jan 19, 2016 @ 02:15 PM

When you apply with Aclipse to teach in Korea, you need to choose a place you would like to live. Most programs will offer big cities like Seoul, Busan or Daegu, while other placements will be in the smaller rural towns somewhere in Chungcheongnam-do, Gyeonggi-do, and Gangwon-do. When going through the application process here is a chance you may not get your first choice when being placed, but you can narrow down the type of experience and lifestyle you would like to live in, while teaching in Korea. Over the past five years, I have been lucky enough to live both in the Korean countryside and a major city. This blog will focus on my perspective of both lifestyles.

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Tags: living in Seoul, countryside, live in city, Korean city, live in countyside

Cost of Living When Teaching in Korea: Countryside vs. Major City

Posted on Tue, Dec 22, 2015 @ 04:22 PM

Teaching English in Korea is usually a desirable choice because of the amount of savings you could accumulate over a short period of time. Korea has been top of the ESL charts for the past 10 years when it comes to salaries and benefits. Even teachers starting-out get paid reasonably and there is the opportunity to rack-up a good amount of money after one year. 

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Tags: Korean countryside, living in Korea, living in Seoul, Money, live in city, Korean city, live in countyside, cost of living

Tips on How to Buy Furniture Like a Local in Korea

Posted on Thu, Aug 06, 2015 @ 01:13 PM

Furniture is easy to purchase when you are living in your home country -  you speak the local language and have knowledge about good deals and sales. This simple task gets more complicated when you shop in a place where you cannot read or understand the language, and do not know how to find good prices. Here are some tips to help new teachers in Korea easily find items for their new house just like a local Korean
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Tags: seoul, living in Korea, living in Seoul, what to buy in Korea, benefits of Korea, benefits of living in Korea, Apartments in Korea, furniture

My Top 5 Blogs from 2014

Posted on Thu, Jan 01, 2015 @ 09:40 AM

This year has been one of the busiest years that I have had in a long time. Since I’ve been living and working in Korea for over the past 3 years, there have been so many adventures in both teaching and traveling that I have been lucky to take part in. With 2014 wrapping up, it seems best that I go ahead and share my favorite blogs that I’ve written!

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Tags: losing weight in korea, teaching in Korea, English teachers in Korea, life in Korea, food in Korea, living in Seoul, things to do on the weekends, Tokyo, hiking in korea, teaching at Chungdahm, Lotte World

Video: Teaching and Living in Seoul

Posted on Sat, Apr 20, 2013 @ 03:00 PM

In this week's video blog, I give you a run down of what it is really like to live in South Korea, the situation in North Korea, and how I've checked off one more item on my bucket list before I finish teaching English! Enjoy this short blurb of my life in Seoul and meet the new additions to my family!

Teach in South Korea!

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Tags: seoul, pets in Korea, living in Seoul, North Korea, war, pet, chicks

Teaching in Seoul, Korea: Subway Challenge-Line 9

Posted on Mon, Oct 08, 2012 @ 11:25 AM

Living and teaching in Korea has allowed me to devote time to travel writing and also meet a fantastic and supportive community of bloggers in Seoul. I recently took part in the Seoul Subway Challenge, a collaborative photo project with a different Seoul blogger focusing on each line of the Seoul Subway. I was assigned to 9 and spent a Sunday afternoon getting lost on the 'Golden Line'. Check out my blog for more pictures and make sure to click through to the other lines included at the end of this post.

Seoul Subway Challenge: Line 9

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Tags: teaching in Korea, seoul, living in Seoul, Activities to do in Korea, Seoul subway, Seoul National Cemetery, Noryangin Fish Market, Seoul Subway Challenge, Transportation in Korea, Weekend activities in Korea

Satisfying Cravings While Teaching in South Korea

Posted on Tue, Sep 18, 2012 @ 09:14 AM

 

Everyone who knows me knows that I have the biggest sweet tooth and I can eat more dessert than any other course. I'm always asking for the dessert places, not just cafes that have slices of cakes and I finally found one that satisfies all my cravings. Things have not changed since I started teaching English in South Korea. The dessert bar Kyotofu
is a popular restaurant back in New York and is famous for its desserts. Opening one by Itaewon at the Hanganjin station in Hannam, this spot has been on my list for a while now. After finally paying a visit to the restaurant, it is a place I recommend for small groups, especially dates.

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Tags: Japanese, living in Seoul, Itaewon, restaurant, Hannam, Kyotofu, dessert, dessert bar

Early Morning Hikes While Teaching in Korea (with VIDEO!)

Posted on Tue, Aug 07, 2012 @ 10:09 AM

With so many mountains in Seoul, it is my goal to hike every mountain while teaching English in Korea. I've already checked off 11 on my list, not even halfway there, but I wanted to share with the rest of the world my experience. Excuse my horrible navigation, I still haven't been able to map out Seoul in my head, but I present to you, a glimpse of Gwanak San! 

 

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Tags: seoul, living in Seoul, mountain, Hike, Gwanak San, morning activities

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