To anyone considering teaching
I had a great time teaching in Korea. I had an apartment really
close to the school with a mountain right outside my door. I spent
weekends hiking and relaxing. The staff members were friendly. There
were a lot of materials for teachers to use in the resource library
and there was unlimited use of the photocopier, which, was an issue
in some schools of other companies. The teachers at the school were
very supportive and I found that there were a lot of things to do
in the area and places to explore around the city of Chinju and
the rest of Korea. I recommend teaching at either institution to
any new teachers. It's a great opportunity to improve teaching skills.
There is never a dull moment in Korea. My next stop is China for
a change of scenery.
I used Russell
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I had a really tough time finding someone I could trust, it seemed
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like the actual apt I was to live in, who my roommate was going
to be, what the director was like to work for, etc. Thank God I
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into my new job, my new country and I can say that I have now been
at the same school for three years and have enjoyed every minute
of my time here! I would seriously recommend these guys to assist
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Buffalo, NY, USA