I Got The Job: Now I’m An EPIK Teacher

My EPIK teacher life

It’s official. I am an EPIK teacher in South Korea! No more hospital lab work. I’ve gotten TEFL certified and cleared to teach English in South Korea. Since I’ll be away for a while and having a new life experience, I decided to start this blog to chronicle the happenings of my first ex-pat experience, and to keep friends and family abreast of my well-being.

A sign of things to come?

I arrived in South Korea on March 26th, and it has been quite an experience! Within a week of arriving, I developed acute bronchitis. I suffered through pretty severe symptoms for a month. I was weak, dehydrated, had a sore throat, lost my voice, and had bloody phlegm- and was still expected to teach- and teach I did.  I’m a trooper 🙂  (So glad it’s over!)

I was placed in a small, agricultural town in Gangwon Province called Wasu.  I’ve never gawked at so much as I have since being here. It’s quite amusing. I’m a bit of a star right now. Although they give me a lot of curious stares, the townspeople are pretty nice. I try to walk through town often to get everyone used to seeing me and interacting with me.

Not making any promises!

I tend to be quite busy between 4 schools, after-school classes, an adult class, and preparing lessons for all of my classes, but I will try to update this blog often.


The view from my apartment window when I arrived in Wasu.

I must get back to my EPIK teacher life…

Until next time!


I'm a solo traveler and online TEFL teacher with a passion for discovering new and exciting travel destinations while sticking to a budget. Whether it's hopping on a plane for a quick getaway or embarking on a months-long trip, I'm always ready for a new adventure at a great price. I haven't been to every country yet, but I'm working on it! I'm not just a travel blogger, though – I'm also a travel advisor. I can help you plan and book your next dream vacation. Whether it's finding the best hotel deals with perks or creating a personalized itinerary, I'm always happy to help. As a travel blogger and advisor, my mission is to inspire others to travel more and create unforgettable experiences. So, if you're looking for fun and adventurous travel recommendations or help planning your next trip, look no further!

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