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3 Years. 7 Photos. Constructing the Lotte Mall Gwangbok in Busan, South Korea (2012 – 2015)

I've been in Korea for longer than I initially expected to be. Sometimes I lose sight of how long it's been. Every once in a while I'll have a conversation with someone that reminds me of how long … [Read more...]

The Cambodia Vacation Blog: There Are Many Like It, But This One Is Mine

I was reminded this winter vacation why teaching abroad is such a cool, and great thing. Very few jobs or "careers" permit the time or prompt one to travel to another country on their vacation. It's … [Read more...]

English Camp in Korea IS Vacation (so I’m told)

It's that time of the semester.English camp time.The 2 weeks following the end of both the spring and fall semesters is English Camp. It's also when all the teachers in the school begin their … [Read more...]

What Can Americans Learn from Koreans?

No two cultures in the world are the same. Further, even within a given country, cultures vary greatly depending on the location. People from California are quite different in their thinking than are … [Read more...]

Judo High School in South Korea (한국의 유도 고등학교)

South Korea has always been, and will continue to be one of the dominant forces in the sport of judo.  Whenever a Korean team is present at an international-level competition, you can be certain that … [Read more...]

UFC – Ultimate Foreigner Competition (Ultimate Frisbee in Korea)

What is Ultimate?Ultimate is a fast-paced team sport that combines the best of soccer and American football. The rules are simple:Catch the disc Stop running Throw the disc to another … [Read more...]

Teaching English in Korea for 3+ Years – What’s It Really Like?

Teaching ESL in South Korea for one year - fun and exhilarating. Teaching for two years - interesting and more time to explore things now that you're settled in.Teaching for three … [Read more...]

12 Things to Do in Osaka, Japan

One of the great benefits of teaching abroad is the ability to travel more. Not only is there more free time, but you are also closer to countries that you would otherwise never get a chance to visit … [Read more...]

You Should Get a TESOL to Teach ESL in Korea

Is teaching English abroad, specifically in a country like Korea, cool? Yes, it's cool.Is it challenging and frustrating at times?  Yes, it is. Does it make you want to go back home at times? Yes, … [Read more...]

3 Tips for Earning Student Respect

Let's be real about this whole teaching gig. If you're a teacher in the ESL world, chances are you're probably in the same boat as me, and I'm no different than the thousands of other ESL teachers … [Read more...]