26 Reasons to Teach in South Korea

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South Korea is a fascinating country and teaching there can be one of the best decisions you ever make. Here are 26 reasons why –

1 – Live Abroad

Living abroad has limitless benefits on both yourself and your CV.

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2 – Teaching Experience

Whether you want to become a teacher in the future or whether you’re deciding if teaching would be right for you. What a brilliant way to get some experience.

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3 – Save Money

In comparison to the cost of living, the salary in Korea is quite high. It’s isn’t difficult to live well and send home around $1000 a month.

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4 – Learn a language

Who doesn’t want to learn a new language? Spoken Korean might take some time and effort to master but the alphabet system; Hangul is very easy!

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5 – Make friends for life

This is cheesy but true. Whether you live, work or party with your friends, you’ll create a unique bond that’ll last for life.

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6 – Technology

Technology in Korea is super advanced. The WiFi is one of the fastest in the world.

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7 – Dating

Don’t come to teach English in Korea for this reason alone, but the different dating cultures can be quite fun to experience.

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8 – Transportation

Korea’s transportation system is nothing short of brilliant. It’s effective and very cheap.

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9 – Develop your teaching skills

Whether you teach in a public or private school, it’s sure to open your mind to different teaching methods and help you to develop your skills.

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10 – Islands

Korea isn’t Thailand, but it does have numerous stunning islands – Jeju, Geoje and Namhae to name a few.

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11 – Mountains

Some of my favorite things about Korea are the mountains. They are plentiful and dramatic. Seoraksan, Bukhansan and Taebaeksan are among some of the best.

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12 – Beaches

It may surprise you, but South Korea isn’t short of beautiful sands.

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13 – Food

I could write a post alone on this, but one of the best things about living in Korea is having numerous delicious food easily at your fingertips.

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14 – K Pop

I’m not going to pretend to know what I’m talking about here, but I heard it’s huge!

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15 – Jimjilbang

Don’t be shy, get naked in a Jimjilbang and give it a try!

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16 – Noraebang

I’ve never been much of a singer, but these private Karaoke rooms can be barrels of fun.

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17 – Seoul

Seoul has a lot to offer. It has various areas that suit all types of people, which are all connected by an effective subway system.

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18 – Palaces

Korea may not be the first country that comes to mind when you think of palaces, but they have some good’uns!

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19 – Culture

Experiencing a new culture should always make your list when deciding to live abroad.

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20 – Paid accommodation

All teaching jobs in Korea provide free accommodation

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21 – Paid flights

Most teaching jobs in Korea pay for at least a flight to the country. Many pay for a round trip.

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22 -Travel Around South Korea

On your weekend or during vacation, travel around South Korea, there are many things to see and do!

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23 – Travel Outside of Korea

Geographically, South Korea is positioned in a great location. Take advantage of this and travel to nearby countries in your spare time. China and Japan are both only one hour away!

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24 – North Korea

Many people view this as a reason not to go, but on the contrary, go visit the DMZ and learn about the sad but fascinating North and South divide.

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25 – Safety

South Korea is one of the safest countries in the world.

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26 – Nightlife

Drinking culture is massive in Korea. After a hard weeks work, grab some soju, unwind with your friends and hit some of the numerous party spots. In Seoul; Gangnam, Hongdae and Itaewon are 3 great locations.

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I hope you enjoyed my list.  If there anything you think I’ve missed?  Please comment let me know below!

– Liam

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