My Adventure to South Korea {Perspective from the Plane 10/10/16}

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Norfolk, Virginia: This sunrise was amazing.

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Chicago, Illinois

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Tokyo, Japan: Flying over Japan was a blessing; the sight took my breath away.

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Busan, South Korea: What a beauty! I look forward to exploring her.

5 thoughts on “My Adventure to South Korea {Perspective from the Plane 10/10/16}

  1. I’ve been following your blog for some time now. How do you compare the Turkey and South Korea, work experience wise?

    • Hi Jane! Thank you so much for following my blog. I’m flattered.
      To answer your question, I struggled in both locations (to be honest).
      I decided to work in Tokat, Turkey which was very difficult for me because it was a pretty remote location. In addition, barely any of my coworkers spoke any English and I didn’t speak Turkish…so, often I felt misunderstood and left out. On a positive note: it was easy to get a job there, the money was good, the food was delicious, shopping was great and I made a couple of really great friends!
      Busan, South Korea was also difficult for me. So difficult that I decided not to complete my contract. The employers basically told half truths to me to get me to join their school. I struggled to get around, I didn’t really feel welcomed and I felt like I was treated like a pawn at my work (rather than an employee). However, the food was amazing, I met a couple of really cool expats, it’s beautiful in Busan, hiking is great, they have outdoor gyms…I could go on. The thing is, I believe my school took advantage of me and I didn’t take very kindly to that, so I left.
      In conclusion, I feel that the Turkish employers were more respectful than the Korean employers. However, if I were to do things differently, I would have just opted to do the usual thing… which is to work in the more popular areas like Istanbul and Seoul. I took the road less traveled and learned some pretty big lessons. I am a better person for this but I did struggle.
      I hope that you continue to follow my blog and hope that this answered your question. Please feel free to ask me more questions if you need :)!

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