If you already know all about VIPKid, and just want to know how not to lose out on the exchange rates/wire transfer fees, scroll down to the "How to avoid the wire transfer fee" section!!
I entered English Program in Korea (EPIK)'s video contest this year! The goal is to create a video that entices people to consider teaching in Korea with this program. EPIK is a government-run program that brings native English speakers from Canada, the US, Australia, U.K., Ireland, New Zealand and South Africa into the country to … Continue reading MY EPIK LIFE: Video Contest GOLD
I witnessed an exchange on the bus that nearly made me cry in public today. I was waiting for a bus. When it arrived, a handful of people swarmed towards the door (not unlike moths being drawn to light). I noticed an elderly gentleman shaking as he was walking, so I took the tail end … Continue reading Chance Encounters
I (try to) take videos everyday and compile them all every 4 months. Here are 2018's months 5-8! Can you believe how fast this year is zooming by? I'm not ready for the year to end, but it's creeping up on me. I need to make sure to appreciate the little things even more than … Continue reading May – Aug 2018 [1 Second Everyday]
I'm 6 months into my stint as a Native English Teacher in South Korea. Wow. Time truly flies when you're having fun, what can I say ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I will no longer be part of the newest EPIK intake; once September hits, hundreds of new teachers will start their own exciting journey at their respective schools. I … Continue reading Tips for the new EPIK intake
Monsoon season (or as I recently learned, 장마 ) is upon us. I can only see the forecast up until next Thursday, but EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. has a picture of rain & thunderbolts. Apparently this rainy season typically only lasts for about 2 weeks, and the summer heat will intensify once it's over. It usually … Continue reading Rainy season in Korea
After living in the country for 2 months, I can confidently say that you're gonna learn most of your survival Korean while you stumble through your daily life. Hopefully, some of these will help you out! To preface this post: I'm not Korean. If there are grammatical or spelling mistakes, then oops, but this is … Continue reading Survival Korean Phrases 1
HELLO! I'm finally feeling like I've settled into a routine and have some down time to actually write this post. Let me fill you in on what's been happening on this side of the world during my 1st month of teaching! Milestones Mar 1: successfully took a taxi home for the first time in Korea … Continue reading MARCH ’18 in KOREA.