Articles written by Korvia as well as other contributors addressing topics related to teaching English in South Korea as well as others.

Is Chuseok All Fun and Games?

Chuseok (chu-sock) is a special holiday celebrated in South Korea on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar on the full moon. This year Chuseok fell on the 3rd of October to the 5th. You could say it’s equivalent to Western celebrations like Christmas and Thanksgiving. When you think of the [...]

By | 2017-12-01T16:08:17+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Editorials, Feat. Editorials|7 Comments

Hong Kong – 7 Ways in 7 Days

Day One: Experience the best known attraction Hong Kong has to offer: Victoria Peak. Take a bus, a hike, or the Victoria Peak Tram up to the top of Victoria Peak. This location offers stunning views of Victoria Harbor and downtown Kowloon. It really is amazing to see how much life is squished into such [...]

By | 2017-11-29T10:22:17+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Editorials, Feat. Editorials|0 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 | 2017-11-23T17:59:27+00:00 November 23rd, 2017|Editorials, Feat. Editorials, Featured Articles|0 Comments

Chuseok in Busan: Travel Photos (a.k.a I was let loose in Busan!)

Follow our contributor, photographer Amy Benham, as she travels around Busan during Chuseok! 1. You must go to Gamcheon Culture Village (감천문화마을)!   2. It looks like a toy village.   3. A colorful start to a Chuseok getaway to Busan.   4. Can I live in this house?   5. Get your coffee or [...]

By | 2017-11-27T13:46:53+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Editorials, Feat. Editorials, Featured Articles|1 Comment

Chuseok Fitness Staycation

The following article was written by Korvia.com contributing writer Jordan Taylor and does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Korvia Consulting or its partners -- I should start by telling you, I only spent Chuseok at home because flights were not teacher-friendly and I wasn’t about to spend four times more than normal [...]

By | 2017-11-27T14:35:44+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Editorials, Feat. Editorials, Featured Articles|1 Comment

Chuseok on a Budget

Chuseok, or Korean Thanksgiving, is an annual harvest festival during which Korean families come together to eat good food, exchange gifts and spend quality time with one another. For the many expats living in Korea, it is a great opportunity to pause their regular routines, get out and explore. Though the Chuseok break usually spans [...]

By | 2017-11-10T10:29:03+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Editorials, Feat. Editorials, Featured Articles|2 Comments

Survival Korean: Useful Phrases for New NETs

So, it’s finally happening. You’ve got your contract in hand, your plane ticket purchased, and you’ve been practicing your polite bow in the mirror for weeks. You’re all set to leave familiarity behind and embrace life as a teacher in Korea. Or almost, anyway. If I could give one piece of advice to new expats, [...]

By | 2016-12-07T23:17:35+00:00 August 1st, 2016|Editorials, Featured Articles, Guides, Living Guides|2 Comments

How to Teach English Camp in Korea Like a Pro

Just as your excitement grows for the end of teaching a semester, you’re thrown a curveball by the co-teacher. “You need to have a lesson plan for a two-week English camp by next week.” The anticipation dissipates. The clouds darken and that smile turns into confusion. English Camp? This was how I felt when I [...]

By | 2016-12-07T23:17:36+00:00 July 20th, 2016|Editorials, Feat. Editorials, Guides, Living Guides|2 Comments

Why Korea Might Be the Best Place to Teach English

You just graduated from college and have student loans to pay off You want to experience something new while being financially responsible You want to start your teaching ESL career If any of the above describe you, teaching English in Korea might be a great option for you. Since the [...]

By | 2016-12-07T23:17:36+00:00 March 1st, 2016|Editorials, Featured Articles, News|0 Comments

My Story of Using a Tax Professional to Tackle My US Taxes from Korea

“Please provide tax records for the 3 most recent tax years.” My stomach curled. I’d been living in Korea for 4 years and had never filed any US tax returns. I poisoned myself with the idea that it would be easier (and better) if I filed all my missing returns once I returned home. If you read my [...]

By | 2016-12-07T23:17:36+00:00 February 23rd, 2016|Editorials, Featured Articles|0 Comments