Christmas Presents From Korea: Stationery Kyobo
Here's your guide to Christmas Presents From Korea to give to your loved ones this year. With the holidays approaching soon and the recent drop in temperatures, there’s a definite internal conflict between wanting to do holiday shopping and the simultaneous desire to stay buried under the covers in your cozy socks, with a hot [...]
Surviving Korean Drinking Culture
Ever heard about the legendary drinking culture in South Korea? Here's one girl's guide to making the most out of Korea's favorite past time. I spent two wonderful years living and working abroad in Seoul, South Korea. When I arrived, I was surprised to learn how influential the drinking culture was. It was then I [...]
How to spend your first 48 hours in Korea
Follow this checklist (in no specific order) to make sure that your first 48-hours in Korea will set your entire adventure off on a positive note! After multiple moves to live and work abroad, I’ve developed a sense of how to make the best of the first 48 hours in your new home in order [...]
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Here are 15 of the most important Korean phrases your phrasebook probably doesn't mention until after that section on fractions. You can apply these magical words in a hundred different situations. Having lived in both Masan and Seoul, Anthony is a master at Korean charades, and finds that having a few select phrases up your [...]
teaching english
Teaching English in Korea is often seen as an easy job, but in recent years the industry has become more professional and employers more demanding; read on to learn about the culture of English education in Korea, and how it will affect you. Sarah is a Portland, Oregon native who crossed the Pacific for the [...]
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Little has been written about coping with culture shock and the expat lifestyle, so we asked therapist Jennifer Valentine to share some strategies for maintaining a healthy mindset and positive attitude while in Korea. Originally from the US, Jennifer has made "homes" in Korea, Singapore, and the UK, and is currently VP at Adaptable Human Solutions [...]
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Moving to Korea with a family can seem a Herculean effort, yet the opportunities to learn, travel, and grow closer as a family draw scores of families overseas every year. Here, Brian Beatty gives us the benefit of his experience moving his family out to Korea. Brian never knew that a chance meeting with Bernadette [...]
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You’re counting down the days until your flight to Korea—and a new life abroad—but you aren’t sure you’ve done all you should have. Check this list to make sure you’re prepared! Sarah is a Portland, Oregon native who crossed the Pacific for the opportunity to live and work in Seoul, South Korea. Through trial-and-error she [...]
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In part two of her paean to "rural" Korean living, Amanda shares with us her top 8 reasons to live outside of the major hubs of Seoul, Busan, and Daegu. Amanda is a self-proclaimed city girl, born and raised in the densely populated suburbs of New Jersey, only a hop, skip, and a jump from [...]
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Deciding where to live in Korea is daunting: not everyone can live in Seoul, but what is life like in the "rural" areas outside of Korea's mega metropolises? Amanda is a self-proclaimed city girl, born and raised in the densely populated suburbs of New Jersey, only a hop, skip, and a jump from New York [...]