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How to Quit and Teach

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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“I’m Not White and Korea Won’t Hire Me!

“I’m Not White and Korea Won’t Hire Me!

This is a touchy subject. At the same time though, it's just reality. In the Korean ESL job market for private academies, or hagwons, there's a lot of negative … [Read More...]

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4 Things in Korea I Will Never Get Used To

4 Things in Korea I Will Never Get Used To

I've officially entered my third year teaching in South Korea.  I'm settled into my new apartment and have already started teaching at my new elementary school. … [Read More...]

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The DMZ Tour

One of the places in Korea that I had wanted to visit more than any other attraction was the DMZ. Korea's Demilitarized Zone. It's not an easy thing to see if you don't live in Seoul because the tours that are allowed to take you there do not run on Sundays … [Read More...]

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Korean Judo Excellence Begins in School

For the judo lovers out there, you know about South Korea.  Names like Jeon Ki-Young (전기영), Lee Won-Hee (이원희), Wang Ki-Chun (왕기춘), and Kim Jae-Bum (김재범) resound in the judo world as defining greatness.  Among many others.  South (and North) Korea have a knack … [Read More...]

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Korea: Art of the Morning Calm

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is arguably the hottest martial art right now, with it's growth outpacing all others. This is for good reason; it's popular in the Ultimate Fighting Championships, is a highly effective self-defense system, and dynamic sport. As … [Read More...]

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Reliving Korea’s Tumultuous History at the Korean War Memorial

There are many museums to see in Korea. In fact, sometimes I feel like it would be an impossible dream to be able to see them all. All kinds of historical museums, art museums, memorials, etc. are found throughout the big cities in Korea as well as the … [Read More...]