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 (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.
Hi! It's been a while! Things had been so hectic the past few weeks as I ran around, running errand after errand, hoping to tie up all loose ends before heading over to Korea. I'm happy to say that I've been here for just a little over 2 weeks, and it's time to catch up … Continue reading Getting to Korea
Everything's pretty much set. All I have left to do is: pack, say my goodbyes, and pick up my visa. Things are going so quickly! I can't believe I only have about 4 weeks left before I'm sitting in my airbnb in Incheon. I'm unbelievably excited, but also a bit sad to leave behind my … Continue reading The Final Stretch! + Some Things I’m Worried About