Things Students Say While You’re Teaching in Korea

Kids have likely asked crazy questions and have said silly things since the dawn of civilization. These are certainly some of the best I’ve heard while living in Korea.

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Kari Nguyen: Learning to Lean on Others

So why did I come to Korea? At my age, shouldn’t I be in some corporate job with a husband, 2.3 kids, and a golden retriever waiting at home for me to make dinner when I get off work? Essay by Kari Nguyen My name is Kari Nguyen and I’m a 37 years old Vietnamese-American….

Never too Old for Wanderlust: Ellen Sidorski

“I can’t believe I almost didn’t have these experiences because of my age and the pressure to settle down.” – Ellen Sidorski Essay by Ellen Sidorski I am 34 years old and living and teaching in Korea. I am absolutely in love with this country. Why did I come to Korea at such a “late”…

From Computer Programmer to Teaching Abroad: Chris Sutcliffe

  “Finally, after a long time of being too chicken shit to do it, I applied to the EPIK program in late 2011.” – Chris Sutcliffe Essay by Chris Sutcliffe Since graduating in 2004, (majoring in Business Computing) I got a job working as a programmer.  I enjoyed the work as it was challenging and…

Over 30 and Teaching Abroad: Lindsey Nave

Lindsey is the first entry in Kimchibyte’s series of ESL teachers over 30.  Her stories will be particularly helpful to those who want to teach abroad, but are also mindful of their careers.   “The thought of not having the freedom to travel struck a fear so deep in my being that I began to…

Too Old to Teach Abroad? Meet the ESL Teachers Over 30.

Am I too old to teach English abroad?  Isn’t teaching English overseas for people who just graduated from college?  Aren’t people teaching overseas only stalling their real careers?  Is someone a loser because they teach English abroad for more than two years? Are they losers because they teach overseas in their mid 30’s, 40’s, 50’s…