Renewing and Slef-help

My blog is finally up to date! It is June 6th, 2016 and there are about seven more weeks left of school. Last month I was notified that I will be able to renew at my school for another year!!! So I will be teaching in South Korea at Juengsan Elementary School in Yangsan for…

Jeju Spring Conference

April 8th – 10th was the Fulbright Korea ETA Spring Conference in Jeju. I was really looking forward Spring Conference because I really wanted to visit Jeju. Jeju is absolutely suntanning and gorgeous! At conference we had demographic discussions, small group discussions on various topics (ex. semester adjustment, shopping in Korea, Grad School 101, etc.),…

Sping Semester in Full Bloom

I was excited for the start of Spring semester because I would get to see my awesome students again and meet my new 5th graders. My 6th graders these day are so talkative and rowdy. The seem to only care about who likes who and being cool. But they have become so use to me…

Winter Vacation in Japan

Japan has been a dream destination for me since I was a middle school student. I remember as a youth there was nothing I wanted more then to do the 4-H Summer Abroad Program in Japan. Students would be able to live with a Japanese host family and live with a student your age so…

Winter Vacation in The Netherlands

The amazing thing about South Korea is that it is way closer to other countries compared to America. So plane tickets won’t cost a fortune and the world feels accessible…within reach. While I was studying abroad at Chung Ang University in South Korea during the 2012 – 2013  academic year, I made an amazing friend…

Fall Conference

2015 Fulbright Fall ETA Conference was held in Gyeongju. I was looking forward to conference because it was a perfect time to reflect and hear the various experience from fellow ETA’s. I returned to my placement with awesome ideas, games, and ways to help engage students. It was so comforting to share and listen to…

Fall Semester Girls Trip to Busan and Dance

Me and a few fellow ETS’s had a weekend trip in Busan. We were all interested in Korean Hip Hop and wanted to see the Show me the Money Concert. We also got to see one of the movies for BIFF which was also really exciting. Seeing my friends in Busan and just hanging out…

Fall Semester Update and Chuseok

I have completely neglected my blog! But the fall semester was filled with so many obstacles that I had to overcome. However, the wonderful experience I’ve had outweigh all the tough times. I was so busy the Fall semester dancing, meeting friends, and working hard to become a better teacher. So honestly, I didn’t have…

Slowly Adjusting and Girls Hip Hop Class

It’s hard to believe that it’s almost the end of September and I have been teaching for a month. As each day goes by, I am defiantly starting to get into the routine of things. I have encounter some bumps along the way, but being patience, looking at my situation in a positive light, and…

The Beginning of My Life in Yangsan

So on the last day of orientation we had a ceremony where we lined up by region and we called out based on our city. For example, all the ETA’s in the Gyeongsan-namdo province lined up together. When they called our province, we would step up in front. Then they would call out our name…

I My Got Placement!!!!!

I know, I know!! It’s been so long since I last wrote on my blog. We have been so busy with workshops and camp Fulbright. Camp Fulbright has officially ended today, leaving me with quite a lot of free time this weekend. During camp Fulbright, each ETA had to teach twice to different level of…

Orientation at Jungwon University

I have arrived in South Korea!!! We arrived July 13th at 5am in the morning at Inchon Airport then took the bus to Jungwon University. When we arrived we had a full day ahead of us. 1pm – Lunch 2pm – Welcome and Information Session 5pm – Campus tour 6pm – Dinner 7:30 – Sleep…