Korea will change you. That's a given. How? There's no one answer, and it will vary greatly from person to person. For some, it'll be little things like mannerisms or habits, for others, maybe larger things like your entire perspective or self-confidence. As the summer term comes to an end this week, my friends and I have fallen back into a recurrent discussion: What will it be like to go home after living in Korea? While my own repatriation is still at least a year away, I got a taste of it this past spring. And I have to say, going home was definitely a little weird, but not in a bad way. What I found was little pieces of Korea came home with me, in ways I hadn't quite anticipated...
Teachers Share their Experiences While Living Abroad!
Which is more important, a beginning or an ending? Which would you prefer? Which has more value? I feel that common wisdom suggests that you should value the vast opportunity a beginning offers more than the scary and absolute finitude that an ending promises. But having lived in the comfortable confines of South Korea for over a year now, I’ve learned some things about beginnings and endings. Having said so many, I know about about hellos and goodbyes.
Coming to teach English in Korea can be a beautiful thing. You come to this foreign land knowing that you will experience a different culture, travel to many places, and teach some wonderful kids. What you don't know is that you will share all these experiences with people that become your closest friends.