Korea, Where the Living is Easy

This is a 2014 interview with an English teacher who arrived in Korea in 2007, taught in an elementary school and then moved to teaching Tourism English to flight attendants at a university. She also did a master’s in International Relations at Troy University on the US Army post. Korea has been good to Amy professionally and financially. She loves her students and finds Korea “not a bad place to get stuck” if your own country offers little hope of good employment.

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.