KIIP Level 3 Class and Mid-Term Test

Finally! I finished my first 100 hours of classes through KIIP (Korean Immigration and Integration Program). I took the pre-test that’s required before signing up for classes (unless you are a complete beginner and no absolutely no Korean – then they place you at level 1) back in November. I was placed in level 3, […]

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Those pesky goals…

At the beginning of this year, I was optimistic that my whole life would change for the better in the course of 12 months. I would move to Korea, get out of my long-distance relationship and start a “real” one where my fiancé and I could go on dates to exciting places on the weekends. […]

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Endings and Beginnings

Finally! I can sit down and blog! This past week has been a roller coaster, but things are slowing down for now. I am currently in my new home in South Korea, and I’m taking advantage of my time off before I start my new job and get into a routine to catch you guys […]

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It’s Just a Game, Kids.

Yesterday I was at work during the Women’s World Cup Final between USA and Japan, but I was really interested to see who would win, since I am an American living in Japan. I know a lot of expats who live here either cheered for Japan or expressed that they would be happy no matter […]

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Working as a Study Abroad Intern

Currently, I live and work in Japan, but what really sparked my interest in living abroad permanently was my first trip to Japan as a student. Study abroad is so important to me and I hope to make my career helping others travel and study in other countries. Here is something I wrote about my […]

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Birthday Weekend with Dolphins!

My birthday was last Sunday, so my friend came to visit for the weekend. It was nice getting to go out and do things with my friends, since last week was a whole week of sitting at middle school doing nothing. I wasn’t even told that we weren’t having class or that we had entrance […]

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Gone with the Cherry Blossoms

It’s my last day of Spring Break and I’m sad to see it go. I got a lot done and I’m excited for the new school year to start because I know some of my teachers will have moved around and I will have new students at elementary school and my elementary school students will […]

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