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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 | August 1st, 2016|Editorials, Featured Articles, Guides, Living Guides|2 Comments

Closing Thoughts: My Experience on Jeju Island

Thinking back to life when I was in my early twenties and stateside, I often find myself laughing at how much has changed since then. I regularly remind myself to be incredibly thankful for everything I have here on Jeju Island.   In the summer of 2012, I graduated from Winthrop University in South Carolina [...]

By | December 30th, 2015|Editorials, Featured Articles|0 Comments

What English Teachers in Korea Want for Christmas

The following article was written by Korvia.com contributing writer Michael Smit and does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Korvia Consulting or its partners. -- It turns out Santa Claus is real. Who knew? I ran into him at Starbucks in Gangnam. I asked Santa if I could take a selfie with him, but [...]

By | December 18th, 2015|Editorials, Featured Articles|3 Comments

What It’s Like Teaching at a Korean High School

As a teacher who has worked exclusively in high schools during my time here in Korea, I can say with certainty that I have a lot of sympathy for every student who has to survive the 3 grueling years of high school in this country. The daily life of high school students in Korea is [...]

By | December 3rd, 2015|Editorials, Featured Articles|0 Comments

Returning to Korea: Same Place, New Goals

You’ve taught there before and now you’re thinking about returning to Korea, but you feel like it would be taking a step backwards. I know what it’s like. I took that step, and I’m happy I did. A lot of people back home didn’t understand why I was going to Korea again. If you go [...]

By | November 27th, 2015|Editorials, Featured Articles|4 Comments

Korvia: Teach English in Korea

Moving to another country to work can be an extremely rigorous and tiresome process. Everything from the visa, to what city you'll be in, and down to learning about the local customs, it's something, that a lot of times can make people give up entirely. Luckily for those coming to South Korea to teach English, [...]

By | March 19th, 2015|Videos|0 Comments