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My First Day at My New School in Japan

Time really does fly. I was just sitting at my desk in Korea, wasn't I? Yet, just like that, I was sitting at my new desk in a new school preparing to teach English in Japan for a year. Kind of scary. I didn't actually teach any classes today, but I needed to go in to sign lots of paperwork and do some administrative tasks...like burning CD ROMs. After lunch I headed over to … [Read More...]

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My Japanese Apartment in Hiroshima

Here is a tour of my Japanese apartment in Hiroshima. I went from one extreme in Korea to another. Looks like I'll be doing a bit of shopping in the … [Read More...]

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My First Day at My New School in Japan

Time really does fly. I was just sitting at my desk in Korea, wasn't I? Yet, just like that, I was sitting at my new desk in a new school preparing to teach English … [Read More...]

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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. … [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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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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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...]