Nothing can truly prepare you for moving to another country, especially one with different languages, customs, history, and people. First-time English teachers coming to Korea will have thousands of questions about teaching, housing, life, language, and more. Trust me, I understand exactly how you feel, I mean hey, I was in your position a little over 4 months ago. In this video, I summed it down to 5 things you should know before moving to Korea.

Everyone wants to make the right first impression when you meet your co-teacher(s), Principal, and Vice Principal. The question that is on everyone’s mind is, “What gift should I bring for my co-teacher?” I’ll discuss what you should not bring for your coworkers, and a couple of ideas of what you should.

From the minute you step off of your plane, you will be bombarded by signs in Korean. Despite this, Korea is quickly adapting to the increasing number of English speakers who are visiting and moving to Korea. So you’re probably are wondering, “Do I have to learn Korean before I move to Korea?” I’ll give you my take on this from an insider point of view.

Being a foreigner in Korea can be a little stressful at time, mainly because we stick out like a sore thumb. Looking different is inevitable, but do these differences make it unpleasant to live here?

Lastly, I will give you some tips on how to make your first few weeks at your new school as smooth as possible. Between meeting new teachers, students, and lesson planning, your schedule will be packed. Whether you are coming to Korea through EPIK or GEPIK, these tips will help alleviate some of the craziness that you may experience.

If you have any tips that readers should know about before coming to Korea, leave them down below or in YouTube comment section of the video!