Tag: teaching in korea

My EPIK application timeline

My EPIK application timeline

Hello everyone. After getting a question a few days ago, I thought it might be helpful to make a blog post about my entire EPIK application timeline. I didn’t create one initially because I actually didn’t think anyone was reading this blog besides a few…

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…

Fun Group Project Ideas

Fun Group Project Ideas

Hello! So I am back with another post to share some classroom activities that have gone well for me and my classes. As a reminder I work at a high school but I am certain that these games and projects will work for middle school…

Funny Language Barrier Mishaps

Funny Language Barrier Mishaps

Story #1 So I have a couple of stories to tell. As a brief recap for anyone reading this that does not know, I am a high school English teacher in South Korea. I do not speak Korean. My students do not speak English. Now…

I Tried Korean Flower Mouthwash

I Tried Korean Flower Mouthwash

Yep, you read that right. I tried flower flavored mouthwash. I’m not entirely sure what the heck I was expecting with this but when I saw it in the store I got excited. The only thing on my mind was “Wow! Strange Korean things. Let’s…

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…

Random Acts of Kindness in Korea

Random Acts of Kindness in Korea

Before coming to Korea I would hear a lot about something called “the Korean surprise”, and no it’s not anything to get excited about. The Korean surprise is different things – anything, really – that’s really important and it’s sprung on you at the last…

How to NOT get sick in Korea

How to NOT get sick in Korea

Any foreigner that comes to Korea, especially as a teacher, will quickly find out that Koreans do not cover their mouths when they yawn, cough, or sneeze. And frankly speaking, it’s the most disgusting thing. There was a flu outbreak at my school and you…

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…

My Struggle Living in Rural Korea

My Struggle Living in Rural Korea

I have officially been in Korea for a total of 3 months now and it feels like I’ve been here for 6, at the very least. Moving to South Korea has definitely been a struggle for me. The gawking and staring, the strange food, and…