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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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4 Foods in Korea You Probably Won’t Like

Not everything you can eat in Korea is going to be delicious. Many foreigners come here and right off the boat the moment they eat anything, they say it's … [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 … [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 press. And for good reason. You don't have to look far to hear of the countless horror stories of … [Read More...]

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.  It's a challenging and exciting time.  On the same token, it causes me to reflect on all my … [Read More...]

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Eating Live Octopus in Korea

Korea is a land of unique culinary...ideas. If you're reading this from back home, you probably think of Korean food as being the K-Barbecue joint in town, or kimchi, rice, and soju. IN Korea there's a whole lot "broader" spectrum of choices. I'll say … [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...]