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How to Quit Your Job and Teach Abroad…Without Regrets

Teaching English abroad is a great opportunity in many ways.  If you're an aspiring teacher it is invaluable experience that will shine brightly on your resume for future job prospects.  It's also a great way to travel while working.  A win-win situation.  You're getting paid to work in a country that you've always wanted to visit.  Teaching contracts are generally one year … [Read More...]

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Kosen Judo in Japan (Grand Daddy of the Ground Game)

It's great being a judo vagabond. I get to travel to places in the judo world that most are not able to. I've been able to work out in both Korea and Japan the past … [Read More...]

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Hiroshima Hanami (Cherry Blossoms, because they’re in bloom)

Because there simply aren't enough cherry blossom photos on Facebook, I wanted to have some of my own. The pictures I have are more special because they're in MY … [Read More...]

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Be Careful What You Wish For (Teaching English in Japan)

It's hard to believe I've been in Japan for 5 months already. Before I know it, the year will have passed and I'll be faced with a decision of what to do next. It feels like just yesterday I was making my grandiose fare-thee-well video speech as I prepared … [Read More...]

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My New Chapter: My New Home Country

Sadly, my life's chapter on Korea has come to a close. As with all things though, a change always occurs. And this is so in my life. Ladies and gentlemen, here is my new home! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBsvp3YnWpw   … [Read More...]

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Are the “Glory Days” of Teaching ESL in Korea Over?

Teaching ESL is a mixed bag depending on what country you target. In some countries it's a refined, streamlined endeavor where employers seek qualified and experienced teachers and the government has mandatory guidelines as well. To obtain a work visa in a … [Read More...]

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Will You Hate Teaching English in Korea?

You haven't been out of America before? Never left your small town or even the safe confines of your parent's home? Take it from me, someone with 4 years in the game, you're probably going to hate teaching English in Korea. Let me explain why. If you don’t … [Read More...]