Well, I landed a job. I will be moving to Korea in February (barring any major delays) to teach English in Daegu. I am committing to at least one year, and may have the option to extend my contract another for another year. I don’t know much about my new job at this point – I don’t even know where I’ll be teaching. All I know right now is that I have a lot to do and not much time to do it. My “to do” list includes (but is not limited to) packing, getting my visa, signing and returning a contract, getting a Notice of Appointment, and making a few trips to see my friends and family.
I began researching overseas teaching jobs about six months ago, when I realized that the U.S. economy might make it difficult to land a job. There were many options available, but Korea seemed like the best fit for me. I’ll go into more detail on this later. I applied for EPIK (English Program In Korea), a government program that hires westerners to teach in Korean public schools, in October of this year. The application process was slow, but fairly painless. I am in the final stages, but it is becoming stressful because there are several things that could go wrong at this point. I’ll give a more in-depth explanation of the application process later.
I wish I had more information to share at this point, but I don’t. I will make an effort to keep you informed as things progress. My plan is to turn this website into a blog/travelogue over the next year. I will also use this blog to continue networking for another job, since this job may only last for one year. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have a job offer or suggestion for future employment. I know that some of you may have questions about my new job, so please leave comments and ask questions. I’ll do my best to answer them.
Until next time.