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Back in the USA!

Back in the USA!

Hello all who read this blog! My year teaching abroad has finished and I am now back in the USA. I never thought I would say I’m happy to be back here but I am lol. I seriously thought that I would leave to teach […]

8-Month Update

8-Month Update

  So it has been 8 months since I’ve been in Korea and it has been quite the mental journey. When I look at my calendar and see only four months left, I can’t help but get excited. In four months I get to see […]

Review: Korean Horizons

Review: Korean Horizons

Back when I was doing my research about what it takes to start teaching in South Korea, one of the suggestions I kept coming across was to use a recruiter. There are many recruiters out there and depending on what you’re looking for, different ones […]

A Not-so-in-depth Financial Rundown of My 1st Month in Korea

A Not-so-in-depth Financial Rundown of My 1st Month in Korea

  So this long overdue since it now the end of my third month living in Korea, but better late than never I guess? This is going to be a super brief rundown of how much money I spent during my first month living in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]