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 [...]
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 [...]
The Expat Lounge's list of Recommended English Teacher Recruiters for South Korea. In addition to being editor of The Expat Lounge, Anthony is the Senior Transition Expert at The Arrival Store, in which role he's fortunate to be get to spend his days chatting with people moving to South Korea, sharing his three years of [...]
Are you looking for a university job in Korea? Josh Sokolow gets the how-to from Profs Abroad founder Peter DeMarco. An avid traveler and ex-English teacher in South Korea, Josh was thrilled to get to sit down with ProfsAbroad.com founder Peter DeMarco to talk about the ins and outs of the university teaching industry in [...]
Getting your E2 visa is the final step in preparing to depart for Korea, but it can take months to gather all the necessary paperwork. Make sure to start the process early, and read this guide to understand every step. Originally from Wisconsin, Lauren now lives in Brooklyn, New York. She finished her time in [...]
Homesickness: Conventional wisdom is that it strikes expats in Korea around the three-month mark, but for some it can come on far more quickly. For those sorely afflicted, follow Lauren Zink's recipe for loving your life abroad. Originally from Wisconsin, Lauren now lives in Brooklyn, New York. She finished her time in Korea, and is [...]
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 [...]
If you're looking for ESL lesson plans, materials, and time killers for your next class or camp, we've compiled a list of all the best places to get what you need. For the last year and a half, Amanda has been teaching and entertaining students at a public high school in Gyeonggi-do. In her short [...]

In this week’s post, I interviewed Bak Hyeonseon, or as she prefers to be called, Sunny Park. An elementary school teacher and Korean native, Sunny is here to give us a Korean perspective on coteaching and the NSET-coteacher relationship. Anthony taught with Sunny for six months and thinks she’s just swell. When not editing his […]

Teaching English in Korea is an experience unlike any other. If you’re planning on teaching in Korea, then here are four things you need to understand about Korean public schools. Anthony has taught in three different Korean public schools over three years. They were all the same – in that they were all different. Here […]