Coming home after a year away is full of excitement and joy at seeing all the people and places you've missed. But there are challenges, too, that we don't always talk about.Read More
As my year in South Korea comes to an end, I have realized some big lessons I've learned along the way. One thing's for sure -- this year has changed me in ways I never would have expected. Find out what I've learned as an expat.Read More
If you're moving to South Korea to teach English, you're likely wondering what to pack for your year-long overseas move. Keep reading for a list of what to bring, what items to leave at home, and to find the answer to the all-important question of "how much money should I bring?".Read More
Between weekend adventures to new cities, trying exotic foods, and delving into another culture headfirst, there is a secret that all ex-patriots share.Read More
From super fast shipping to theme cafes, there are just some things that South Korea does bigger and better than any other country in the world. Come along as we share some of the quirks that make Korea unique!Read More
Teaching English in South Korea can be a life changing decision. It's my hope that this candid blog article can help people considering applying to EPIK weigh both the pros and cons, and make an informed decision. Hopefully after reading this, you will travel to South Korea much more prepared than we were.Read More
One of my most magical holiday memories is visiting the Christmas markets in Austria. So when I heard that Seoul has a Christmas market of its own, I convinced our group of friends to make a weekend trip out of it.Read More
When we finally opened the door to the place we would be calling "home" for the next year, we were shocked.Read More
Known for beaches, temples, markets and nightlife, Busan is well worth a stop during your trip to South Korea. We're breaking down exactly what to do in Busan. Even if you only have a weekend to explore this exciting port city, there are plenty of things to do (and food to eat!).Read More
We’d heard from our co-teachers and friends that Korean baseball games are an experience not to be missed, so we figured we better make it to a game before the end of the season.
As it turns out, the rumors are true.Read More
Though we are beginning to feel settled in, there are many parts of our daily lives that are still a struggle.Read More
One of the more insightful lecturers warned us about a phenomenon she amusingly referred to as the “Korean Surprise”. She explained that in Korea, it was typical to find out things at the very last minute.
“Hey, instead of teaching your normal 6th grade students today, you will teach their parents. They will be here in two minutes. Oh, and your lesson better be good.” Surprise!!Read More
A lot of people have asked us, Why Korea? Our answer is complicated.Read More
…no we aren’t expecting a baby anytime soon, or buying a house. In fact, our news is kind of the opposite…Read More