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What is like teaching English in Korea?

A while back, I had an interview with KpopStarz. They were really respectful and especially the interviewer had good questions that would benefit teachers who wanting to teach English in Korea so I thought it would be good to present the interview here too.  1) Tell me a little bit about what you do at

LGBT & Queer Korea! Top 5 things to do

1. Homo Hiil in Itawon Anyone who wants to have a fun night with great music from electronic to pop music and vibe, you need to check out homo hill that is located next to Itawon fire station. There are plenty of clubs and bard for queer people. You can start up drinking at a

By | September 22nd, 2014|Categories: Explore Korea|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

GEPIK Public School Positions in Gyeonggi-Do

WHAT IS GEPIK? GEPIK stands for Gyeonggi English Program in Korea. It was established in 2003 in order to provide English education to the region. There are currently over 1,000 foreign ESL teachers working for GEPIK. WHO IS ELIGIBLE? Candidates must meet the following criteria: Citizen of an English speaking country (Canada, USA, Australia, New

By | April 16th, 2014|Categories: Working in Korea|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Medical Check for E-2 Visa(Teaching visa in Korea) after arrival

MEDICAL CHECKS are required for E2 (Teaching) Visa applicants In their initial application package, prospective teachers must fill out a short, unofficial health statement regarding infectious diseases, drug use, and psychological problems. Then, within three months (90 days) following her/his arrival in Korea, the teacher's official medical data must be provided to the immigration office,

By | December 19th, 2013|Categories: Working in Korea|2 Comments

Interview Tips & Common Interview Questions for teaching jobs in Korea

Once any of school shows an interest in you, the phone interview will be set up and the supervisor or school director will call you for the interview. A typical interview will be 15 minutes - 30 minutes long. Schools will decided whether or not hire you through this short interview so it is very crucial to

By | December 19th, 2013|Categories: Working in Korea|0 Comments

8 Tips for staying sane while teaching in Korea

Everyone comes to Korea having read the blogs of the bitter teachers and vows to never become one of them. Even before you’ve set foot in the country, you’re thinking about how grateful you would be to even have a job here or have the opportunity to teach. Here is the reality. Korea is an

By | November 11th, 2013|Categories: Working in Korea|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Out and About (Seoul subway & bus)

By:  Alicia Trawick When you first arrive in Seoul, you are probably dying to get out there and see what the city has to offer.  Fortunately, Seoul has one of the best public transportation systems on this side of the world.  It’s quick, convenient and relatively inexpensive.  You can get to virtually anywhere within city

By | November 10th, 2013|Categories: Survivor Handbook of Korea|0 Comments