Hey, my husband and I are looking for jobs in Busan. Would we be able to get an apartment together and if so, would it be bigger than a single apartment. Also, can anyone recommend some recruiters?
Justine, you don't want to be sharing a house with another foreigner that you don't know. They might be a heavy smoker or drinker or both or a slob or god knows. University days are over. You go with a hogwan, you don't know what you get. I've heard stories about housing here that would make the roach inn look like the ritz.
I'd go the EPIK route like I said on the other thread. They can get you in schools close by or together if at all possible. Housing is usually decent(it's gov't) and close to school.
ps...I'm not a recruiter for EPIK or am I a head-hunter.
LBS when I referred to sharing with a foreigner it was just an example to show that some schools do have decent sized apartments for 2 people that hopefully her and her husband could move into.
By the way I was the heavy smoking drunken slob back then. But my room mate was 10 times worse. Those were fun days!
Under the same roof can still be a nightmare. No matter how far the bedrooms are apart. Sharing a kitchen, or worse a toilet can be the most discusting joint venture a person can ever experience.
I guess if you are an easy going person, it's easy enough but I'm a neat freak, sleeping with the enemy(julia roberts) towel scene kind of anal. I would go ballistic if a roomate even left a coffee spoon in the sink or a crumb on the counter.
Matt, heavy smoking drunken slob? I don't think so, past or present, you are a classy cat.
I posted this on the other discussion but maybe I can get more opinions here-
What I dont like about EPIK is that you dont find out where you are
going to be placed until you actually arrive in the country. We only
want to be placed in Jangsan, Haeundae so I dont want to actually risk
getting to Korea to find out I am somewhere Rural. Also, isnt it less
money, bigger classes? I realise however, that its also more holidays and more regulated.