Orientation complete!
Teaching

Orientation complete!

Orientation was a whirlwind. It felt like we were back in college, but much more busy. We had classes from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. most days. The classes were really good for the most part and made us feel much more prepared. We had courses in lesson planning, co-teaching, school curriculum, content-based lessons and … Continue reading

Are we there yet?
Eating

Are we there yet?

So far, it doesn’t feel like we are in a foreign country. Because we are with so many English speakers, it’s almost like we’re at summer camp with occasional trips to Korea town. I’m eager to get into the groove and really feel like we’re in a new place. But there have also been some funny … Continue reading

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What a year looks like

What is packing for a year in two suitcases and a carry-on? Stressful. It’s laying out everything you’d hoped to bring and then eliminating, eliminating and eliminating some more. It’s calling your mother-in-law to borrow her suitcase that’s larger than yours. It’s weighing that suitcase (and nearly throwing out your back) before realizing its 3 … Continue reading