Silvia Wilson Moves to South Korea

In 2001 a Mainer hopped on a flight for South Korea, where her son was teaching, and began a new life. Her experience with less-than-honest recruiters and insolvent private language schools was fairly typical. What was much less typical was her decision not to give up and go home. Her experience illustrates how much personality determines a person’s ability to get along abroad. This post first appeared in November, 2010. It is posted again in her memory.