Dalgubeol Lantern Festival 2017

After not having updated my blog in 4 and a half months, I am just bored enough to sit down and write about an amazing experience I had over the past weekend. On April 22nd, AKA Earth Day, I traveled to Daegu to see the yearly lantern festival. This festival takes place in honor of …

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Peripheral Korean: What it’s like living in a country that doesn’t speak my language

Living in Korea is not something I thought I'd ever get used to. Well, I think I have. *GASP* REALLY?? I've hit that magical moment of "This is my life now" and I am living in it. Hard.  Granted, most days bring something unexpected, but that comes with teaching different classes each day of the …

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Busan for National Foundation Day and the Busan One Asia Festival Opening Concert

Only a few short weeks after Chuseok and we got another holiday. October 3rd was National Foundation Day and we got the day off of school. So a three day-long weekend merits another vacation, right? Well, yes. Obviously. Jackie got tickets to the Busan One Asia Festival Opening Concert on October 1st, so it was perfect timing …

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79,408 Steps, or How We Conquered Seoul

After only a few short (but actually the longest weeks of my life), us English teachers were gifted with the holiday known as Chuseok. Chuseok is the Korean Thanksgiving. Chuseok fell on September 15th this year, so all public schools had Wednesday, September 14th to Sunday, September 18th off of school. During orientation, my buds …

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Culture Shock is real and happening

Hey all, I can't believe it's been 4 weeks since I've updated my blog. I thought I would be better about it, honestly. The truth is, writing posts is hard work! It usually takes me about 2 or 3 hours to write one post. I'm trying to pare down what I write to just the …

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Into my third week and I haven’t died yet. . . .

After two weeks of teaching, I can say that this is without a doubt the hardest thing I have ever done. Okay, so dramatic start, but honestly, teaching is extremely difficult. These kids. I swear. My second week and a half have passed similarly to my first week - there have been ups and downs. …

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All about my first week of teaching. Like oh man, I could NOT be happier it’s Friday.

I am trying to savor this moment. This moment right here. I just got done with my first week of teaching English to Korean kids and I am so happy to finally be done with this marathon of a week. **Disclaimer** I am not going to edit this post before I post it. I apologize …

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My EPIK Timeline – How long it took for all the documents to be approved, etc., and everything you could want to know before starting the app process

Something I would have found extremely helpful during the EPIK application process would have been a very specific timeline of how long every piece of the puzzle took. I am going to try to remember (by referencing saved emails) how long every document took. Hopefully this helps some individuals out there wondering just how long an FBI …

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