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2019 Korvia Fall Party

It’s Korvia Party Time, everyone! Please join us for a fantastic time on September 28th at Lazy Cat in Itaewon, Seoul! Let’s Party! [When] Saturday, September 28th, 2019 at 13:00-17:00 [Where] Lazy Cat, Itaewon, Seoul [Address] Seoul, Yongsan-gu, Itaewon-ro 179 / 서울 용산구 이태원로 179 (Behind of Hamilton Hotel) [Directions] Get off at Itaewon station, Line [...]

By |2019-07-10T17:15:38+09:00September 28th, 2019|0 Comments

Journey from Port Elizabeth to Shenzhen, China

In April this year, I quit my job. I’d been working at the same company for nearly six years in my small, sleepy hometown of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, and I needed a change. I didn’t have much in terms of a life plan, other than to 1.) find a job as an EFL [...]

By |2018-11-16T10:29:55+09:00November 12th, 2018|Feat. Editorials, Featured Articles, Testimonials|0 Comments

[Korvia 2018 Fall Party] Parties, Prizes and New Achievements

As Autumn washes the Korean Peninsula with vibrant shades of red, orange, and yellow, the cooling weather allows citizens, tourists, and expats alike to settle into the beloved “sweater weather” temperatures. Ending the record-breaking hot and humid Summer brings the beginning of the Autumn’s cherished warm cups of spiced tea, enchanting sceneries of changing [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]