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About Lauren Smith

Lauren Smith was bitten by a travel bug long before she got a passport, thankfully it’s not deadly to much besides her wallet. This of course means most of her free time, when she’s not teaching in rural Gyeonggi-do, is spent traveling and exploring new places and writing about them. You can read about more of her adventures (and misadventures) on her blog.

We interviewed teachers who are teaching in Korea

Why do you want to move to Korea? Was it a siren song that got you to pack up your bags and move? A desire to share your language and to sculpt young minds? To explore a new culture or try something new? If you haven’t left yet, are you nervous? Butterflies in the stomach, [...]

By |2018-10-26T16:17:19+09:00July 24th, 2018|Featured Articles|0 Comments

This is how Korvia throws a Party in Itaewon in 2018

Spring is a great time of year in Korea. The trees bloom, the school year starts, new teachers arrive, and Korvia throws one of its parties. Korvia throws about two parties a year, one in the spring and another in the fall. Korvia started the tradition since November 1st, 2006 when they hosted their first [...]

By |2018-04-25T17:56:31+09:00April 3rd, 2018|Featured Articles|0 Comments

How to Stay Warm in Korea

What’s the weather like where you’re from? Is it hot most of the year? Cold? Have you experienced snow? While Korea boasts all four seasons, they aren’t equal. Spring and fall can be absolutely lovely, but fleeting, whereas, summer and winter tend to take over the year. Both seasons can catch people by surprise, especially [...]

Baking Basics Glossary Guide

  Baking in Korea is not an easy task. The ovens are small enough to fit on your kitchen counter if your apartment even has one. Whether you want to make pancakes, bake a cake with your rice cooker or just microwaveable treats it’s important to know what is available and what it’s called so [...]

By |2018-04-19T19:59:21+09:00December 28th, 2017|Feat. Editorials, Korvia Contributor Editorials|2 Comments

What to do for Korean Holidays

You’ve found out the exact dates of your time off for Chuseok or Seollal and now you need to decide what to do. You could fly somewhere new, explore some part of Korea, enjoy Seoul, or stay home. This all depends on how much you’re willing to spend and what you want to do. Staying [...]

By |2018-02-13T00:46:44+09:00November 23rd, 2017|Feat. Editorials, Korvia Contributor Editorials|0 Comments