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Ordering Online in Korea: A Rant

Ordering Online in Korea: A Rant

If you are interested in coming to South Korea for an extended period of time then I am sure that you have heard about the wonder that is Korean delivery service. Order food online and it shows up at your door in minutes. Place an […]

Fun Games For The Classroom

Fun Games For The Classroom

So it is almost Chuseok, yaaayyyy!! Seriously, I can’t wait for having a weekend plus 3 days off of school. I mean, I’m probably going to be doing some lesson planning so that I can have something prepared for when we get back but at […]

Fire Drills at a Korean High School

Fire Drills at a Korean High School

So the other day I experienced my first fire drill at my school. I was notified of it as soon as class was starting so class only lasted ten minutes before we had to make our way out the school. I was expecting the alarm […]

The First Lesson

The First Lesson

So this entire week was my first week actually teaching something. The topic I chose was “Personal Information” because I thought it was important. It’s something they use every day in real life and it’s something they will need once they start ‘adulting’. It’s also […]

What Comes Next

What Comes Next

I don’t know if it would be considered ‘not enjoying the moment’, or just ‘life planning’. But whatever it is, I am already thinking about what comes next for me after Korea. Today marks exactly 3 weeks since I arrived in this country, and 1 […]

The Real First Day of School

The Real First Day of School

So Monday officially marked my first day standing in front of classes and talking. I made a PowerPoint about myself and a jeopardy game asking questions to see how much they understood and actually remembered. For the most part, it went as expected. Something I […]

My Semi First Day of School

My Semi First Day of School

Don’t let the smile fool you. I’m sleepy. And since I had to walk 20 minutes to work in 96% humidity, I arrived a disgusting, sweaty mess. But at least this was the view… So today marks my official first day of work, sort of. […]

The First 72 hours: A rant

The First 72 hours: A rant

  I’m tired. I have not felt an exhaustion like this since I was running track competitively. My flight to get to Korea was split into two. First flight was 3 and a half hours long. The second flight was a 14 hour straight shot […]

What I’m Packing For Korea

What I’m Packing For Korea

Countdown update: T-minus 8 days! It is now crunch time…only not really because I already have everything packed and ready to go, lol. For me, it’s literally just a waiting game. If you have applied to the EPIK program then you should be very familiar […]

T-minus 14 Days & Getting My Visa

T-minus 14 Days & Getting My Visa

So if it wasn’t official before, it’s definitely official now! My visa came in the mail today and I didn’t expect to get as excited as I did. I was actually running up the stairs and jumping around my room. This was the message I […]