I’ve been teaching in Korea for three years as I write this. I’m living what many people look forward to or can only dream about.
So many look for adventure after college and find Korea to be a great destination. Others, like myself, have decided to take a detour in life and live abroad while we still have the chance.
All of us, all of you, before coming to Korea or sitting at home as you read this looked at all the blogs and colorful HD pictures in them.
We watched the YouTube video adventures.
We looked at things that were related to what we were interested in, whether it be K-pop culture or things that would support our vision of what Korea is in our minds.
Living and teaching in Korea IS like what we see online. It IS how we imagined things before setting foot here. At the same time, however, it also IS NOT.
So, what is it like to teach English in Korea? After three years I think I can sum it up in one brief sentence: