About me

For those of you who don’t know me, my name’s Amy, I’m 22 and I graduated from University of York last summer with a degree in French and Linguistics. As part of my degree I lived and studied in Paris for one year.

Along with many others, I found myself finishing university with absolutely no idea of what I wanted to do next, but in need of a change of scenery, an adventure.

One week after my graduation I dropped the bombshell on my parents that actually I wouldn’t be moving to London, working in a graduate scheme and joining the daily grind, and that I would instead be moving to South Korea. I was offered a job teaching English at Wonderland Junior Institute in Incheon. By the end of the summer I was saying my goodbyes and hopping on a plane to the other side of the world.

I decided to write this blog to share my stories and experiences of this fascinating country.

I hope you find it interesting!


10 comments on “About me

  1. Hey Amy, I also graduated from York last summer and am not enjoying my first real job! I have decided to apply to teach in South Korea. What age group do you teach?
    Amber x

    • Hey Amber!

      Sorry to hear you’re not enjoying your job 😦 But yay for applying for a job over here! πŸ™‚ My youngest kids are 5 years old and my oldest are 15! Quite a range but I like having the variety!

      Let me know how your job hunt goes and if there is anything else I can help you with!

  2. Hey Amy, I have applied with a company called Teach Koreans and am in the process of getting my documents ready for applying for the visa before they help me find a teaching post πŸ™‚


  3. Hi Amy. I have applied to teach in South Korea too. I’m thinking about Busan. What are your thoughts on good places. I wan’t to experience real Korean culture but would also like a nice community of westerners to get to know. I love the idea of a nice quiet island life on Jeju but also think it would be really fun and exciting to in a city. Humm?! xx

    • Hey! I have never been to Busan unfortunately, but I’ve heard lots of good things about it. It all depends on what kind of experience you want most really. It’ll probably be difficult to find a big community of Westerners in a small town in the countryside, but you won’t get the same kind of ‘real’ Korean life in the city. Personally, I love living in a city! It’s busy and there’s always things to do but there’s also a lot of culture to soak up. Let me know how you get on! πŸ™‚

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