This time, we won’t be going as backpackers to South America, but as English teachers to South Korea.
We’re so excited at the opportunity to live in another culture and while we’re a little nervous, we can’t wait to get started.
We bought our plane tickets today (they will be reimbursed by our employers in a few weeks) and are beginning to pack. We fly out early on November 9th, and our contract lasts for a year. We will teach at a government school in Changnyeong, a small city in the southern part of the country, and work primarily with middle schoolers at the Changnyeong English Village (CEV).
Our only sadness is that we have to leave our cat behind again, but he is pretty flexible and doesn’t mind living at other people’s houses.
As we prepare to go, I’ll be doing lots of research on packing, expectations, travel processes, and other things and will pass only the tidbits I learn.
For more information about the CEV, click below.
- Message from director of the CEV
- Informal blog of CEV
- Teacher-made video commemorating end of term (there are more related videos about the Changneyong area)