Leaving Korea this weekend

I’ve only got a day or so left in Korea, so this will be my last post for SafKorea. Unfortunately I haven’t found anyone to keep this blog updated while I’m travelling, so it’s going to be pretty dead from here on. Sad, but true.

I just wanted to say thanks to all those people who helped me put all this information on the internet, and all the people who visited the site and found it useful. As of today I’ve had just under 13,000 hits on this site, which I think is not bad considering that there are less than 2,000 South Africans teaching English in Korea. At least, that’s as far as I know.

It’s been a tough year here, but a really good one. I’ve met a lot of great people, and done some interesting things. The one thing that has stood out to me is how amazing the South Africans here in Korea are. All the Saffers I met are really intelligent, wonderful people who love SA, and there’s a great sense of unity, despite our different backgrounds (and dare I say it, colour). It’s given me a great sense of pride in my country and its people, and a lot of hope for our future.

Anyway, I’ll be keeping this blog live until August this year (until I finish all my traveling), and then we’ll see what happens. Since no-one will be keeping it updated, please add a dash of salt and some of your own research to all the information you find here.

Good luck to everyone going to Korea for the first time, and sterkte for all those already in country! I’ll see you all back in SA!

TB

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7 responses to “Leaving Korea this weekend

  1. Frank P. Santos

    Interesting article below.

    JoongAng Daily:

    ‘Students discover another side of South Africa’
    http://joongangdaily.joins.com/article/view.asp?aid=2904377

  2. Hey

    I am planning on going to Korea early next year to teach in a public school. Any advice from your side?

    • Hi

      There’s a lot to say about teaching in Korea. There’s also plenty of info already on this site. Any specific questions?

      TB

  3. Hey

    Ek en my ou stel baie belang om in Korea te kom werk. Ons is tans in London en geniet dit baie, al probleem is net dat ons visas amper verval en ons onsoek om dit te verleng is afgeleur:(

    Ek werk as n Teachers Assistant en werk vir die afgelope 2jaar met n 6jarige outistiese seuntjie (6jaar oud) My ou werk in die Underground! Dit sal awesome wees as ons in Korea kan kom werk, so baie soos wat ons van Suid-Afrika hou, kan ons dit nie nou bekostig om terug te gan nie!

    Waar die probleem kan inkom is dat ek nie n onderwys graad het nie en my het geen graad nie, hys is super goed in Kriket en het toe naa skool nie tyd gehaat vir swot nie. Ek het my haarversord kursus voltooi en alowel my liefde by kinders en sloolgee le, is ek tot bereid om as n haarstelis in Korea te werk, (verkieslik nie, mar ek sal.) Nou het ek sommer my hele storie vertel, hahah, maar enige hulp i.v.m die werk, visas, ens sal opreg wardeer word. Baie dank by voorbaat!

  4. Hey

    Ek en my ou stel baie belang om in Korea te kom werk. Ons is tans in London en geniet dit baie, al probleem is net dat ons visas amper verval en ons ansoek om dit te verleng is afgekeur:(

    Ek werk as n Teachers Assistant en werk vir die afgelope 2jaar met n 6jarige outistiese seuntjie (6jaar oud). My ou werk in die Underground! Dit sal awesome wees as ons in Korea kan kom werk, so baie soos wat ons van Suid-Afrika hou, kan ons dit nie nou bekostig om terug te gan nie!

    Waar die probleem kan inkom is dat ek nie n onderwys graad het nie en my ou het geen graad nie, hys is super goed in Kriket en het toe na skool nie tyd gehaad vir swot nie. Ek het my haarversorg kursus voltooi en alowel my liefde by kinders en sloolgee le, is ek tot bereid om as n haarstellis in Korea te werk, (verkieslik nie, mar ek sal.) Nou het ek sommer my hele storie vertel, hahah, maar enige hulp i.v.m die werk, visas, ens sal opreg wardeer word. Baie dank by voorbaat!!!

  5. hey there. So sorry you left already. Only found this blog now. Im a saf staying in Korea. Not in Seoul though. Would have liked to make more sa friends. Bless you

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