With this blog I hope to chronicle the adventures of myself and my boyfriend, George as we embark on our year long journey in South Korea.
We have applied through Think Big recruiting agency to teach elementary aged students in the public school system through a government program called EPIK. We are to be living and working in Busan, in the southern part of Korea, the 2nd biggest city after Seoul. I don't think my life in Peterborough or Waterloo have prepared me for the almost 4 million people in Busan, so it should be an interesting transition. If you're curious about where I'm going to be spending my year, you can either google or wikipedia "Busan".
So for those of you who have been tracking my progress from the beginning, I'm sure you're as frustrated as I am. The preparation and application process has taken months! We have been at a standstill since before Christmas waiting on George's degree and transcripts from Laurier, and then for a notice of appointment from our employers in Korea. We finally received word last night that our notice of appointment letters (which we need to apply for Korean Visa's) are in the mail! I am waiting patiently for it to arrive. Once that happens I can apply for a visa, book a ticket and head to Korea. Please let this happen quickly. If I hear " so when are you going to know when you're leaving?" one more time I might go crazy!
Stay tuned to find out when we are taking off! Did I mention that I can't wait to get to Korea??!!