My first term has almost come to an end. I have two final papers to put together this week and a speech due in a few days. I’m very nervous.
However, this also means I am two months closer to my goal: my Bachelors degree and TESL certification.
I passed all but one exam to continue my degree, but that’s okay. I have plenty of time to study, which I’m gonna need because boy, do I suck at the subject I failed at.
Otherwise, work is pretty normal. Luckily, I got a good raise after I got my review (whew!) I haven’t made nearly this much since I left the bakery. Which is great, because now I can afford to pay back loans, especially school related ones, in more of a timely manner.
KCON is starting to tease American based activities, which makes me super excited. Still torn on where I’m headed though. In May, I’ll give you a definite answer.
On to inspiration. Earlier on in my education, I figured, why not look up people who went to Korea to be English teachers?
I found a few expats I like to follow:
Kimmyonaquest: http://kimmyonaquest.com/ Kimmy is an Asian-American expat teaching English in Korea with GEPIK.
TravelingNat: https://www.youtube.com/user/TravelingNat Natalie is an African-American teaching English in Korea with Korvia.
Sasha-Marie Marshall: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoVtdvf12MHkj7U94ts4nhQ Sasha is an African-American expat who is currently teaching English in Korea, and is also a missionary. She has lived in various European countries as well.
BostLife: https://www.youtube.com/user/abost88 Angela is a Korean-African-American expat teaching English in South Korea with DGEV (DaeGu English Village).
If you’re questioning whether or not to go abroad and teach English, in South Korea or otherwise, check these ladies out.