Did You Know About the Hierarchy in Korea?

If you live in the U.S. like me you already know to be polite to your elders, and how to address people when you meet them. Well, in South Korea (SK) there are a few extra rules to follow when talking with others who are older, younger, or the same age as you! Informal or … Continue reading Did You Know About the Hierarchy in Korea?

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How to Find Other Foreigners in Your Area – EPIK

  So, here you are in this new country where you've only ever read and heard about or visited once for a couple of weeks. It is tough going to a new place where you know no one and know very little of the language. Fortunately there are different ways to make friends with other … Continue reading How to Find Other Foreigners in Your Area – EPIK

Get To Know These 3 South Korean Dishes Before Moving There

Alright, so who loves food and can not live without it?! Everyone around you! When you go to school, work, the gym, and when you are out doing errands, food (or snacks) can often be spotted. Food is a part of every culture, and it's important to try to have a taste of those cultural … Continue reading Get To Know These 3 South Korean Dishes Before Moving There

Learn the Korean Alphabet and Key Korean Phrases before Moving to South Korea

Think about the times you have met a foreign exchange student during your academic life and how shocked you were about some of their choice of words or actions. You either got mad, found it funny, were surprised, became confused, or got frustrated at them, right? The possible reason for their words and/or actions could … Continue reading Learn the Korean Alphabet and Key Korean Phrases before Moving to South Korea

To Teach in a Metropolitan City or a city in a Province with EPIK?

Deciding whether to live in a busy city or a quiet city is rather difficult to decide! If you live in a metropolitan (urban) city do you want to always live in that kind of environment or do you want to place yourself in a province (the countryside) and accept all the challenges of a … Continue reading To Teach in a Metropolitan City or a city in a Province with EPIK?

Get familiar with the EPIK Application Process

The process to applying to EPIK has three steps: Go to Korvia.com Click the tab "Apply" Fill out the form Easy right? Well not exactly because there is more to the applying process than filling out a form and submitting your resume. You have to get well informed about the program and have a gauge of … Continue reading Get familiar with the EPIK Application Process