• Teaching English Abroad

    TEACHING ENGLISH ABROAD: KOREA VS. SPAIN

    Maybe you have a passion for teaching and an interest in foreign culture. Or maybe you just need to get the hell out and experience the vast world, NOW…and you happen to speak English. Either way, teaching English abroad is definitely a career worth considering.   Where should you teach English as a second language? It depends on your needs, interests and what you want to get out of the experience. If you have always wanted to learn one of the romance languages and you fancy the idea of nap time then think about Europe! If you have a lot of student debt to pay off, I’d recommend a country…

  • Music

    HAVE YOU HEARD KOREAN MUSIC? BEYOND BIG BANG, BTS AND BASIC BITCHERY

    Anyeong chingus! It’s been about six months since I left Korea and I thought I would turn my nostalgia into productivity! Korean music is rising to the top and reaching a larger world-wide audience than ever before. To my surprise and excitement, I’ve learned that many of my students here in Spain, are really into K-pop. There are some K-pop songs I fancy, and the ones I don’t are generally less painful than American pop lately, however there is a lot groovy stuff happening in Korea that doesn’t make its way to foreign audiences as often as EXO and the like. So If you are looking to expand your musical horizons, here are…

  • Korea

    WINTER HIKING IN JIRISAN: KOREA’S HOLIEST MOUNTAIN

    Jirisan offers endless hiking, exceptional views and the opportunity to stay in mountain shelters overnight. Forget day trips to leisurely destinations such as green tea fields or bamboo forests, Jirisan is for those who want more. More adventure, more sense of accomplishment, and depending how seasoned you are, probably more pain. Don’t be like my friend and I, quickly picking routs and failing to realize how difficult they are. Let me get you familiar with the map now, so that you can make more educated decisions than I. When choosing your rout through Jirisan, the first thing you have to do is decide where you will enter the Mountain. One…

  • Uncategorized

    FIRST WEEK IN KOREA & EPIK ORIENTATION

    If you are reading this because you are preparing to come to South Korea to teach English through EPIK…Congratulations! You are making an awesome life decision!!! It’s normal to be a little nervous prior-to coming here, I know I was. I remember sitting in my kitchen on my last night in the U.S. thinking, “What am I getting myself into? What if I realize that I can’t handle living in a country so different? What if I end up hating the one experience I’ve been dreaming about for so long?!!” Well, I will tell you right now that out of the hundreds of English teachers I have met here so…

  • Korea

    Life in Korea: 4.5 Month Update

    Life here seems really normal now. I’m used to seeing only Korean people all day every day…When I go back to America I’ll probably be like, “Woahh! Diversity! Holy Shit! What do I do with myself?!”. I’ve learned how to capture my students’ attention…just mention fried chicken or League of Legends and you will have them. Is it weird that my favorite class is, the one class the previous English teacher warned me about in an email? That class is full of trouble makers but I feel like they’re always the most excited to see me, so who cares! Though I am learning Korean, I can only say and understand…