So, although I have posted once on here before, I am going to properly introduce myself.
My name is Ricky, and I am 22 years old. I originally hail from the England, UK and my home town is Hastings (although I lived in Canterbury for three years when I was at university). I studied History at university and graduated last year, in July.
Around two months ago, I made a massive life change and moved to South Korea to become an English teacher. So far, I think it has been the best decision I have made. I am really enjoying it.
This seems like a great community of guys to talk to about anything and everything and I look forward to contributing and talking to you all!
I can't think of much else to say really, but if anyone wants to know anything at all, feel free to ask!
Are there a lot of British guys going to Korea? I mean, is the trend getting pretty big as far as you can tell?
Ummm...most of the people I meet out here are American. They are, by a large margin, the biggest population amongst English speaking foreigners. I do know of about...6 or so British people living in my province, and 5 of those live in my city (Cheongju).
I think the idea of teaching in Korea is growing, partly due to the ongoing issues with Fukushima since 2011. Although Japan is safe, I think people are looking at Korea as a 'safer' option.
I do know that the amount of people that came to Korea to teach at the same time as me was probably just over 1,000 (possibly even higher). I came here through the EPIK Program (English Program in Korea).
Hey Rick. I live in Seoul myself. If you need tips on life in Korea feel free to shoot me a message. I can help you out.
That is great to know. Thank you. I think I am getting on OK at the moment. The biggest struggle I am having is with the language.
I live down in Cheongju (effectively right in the middle of the country). It is a much, much smaller city than Seoul (obviously) but it is a great place to live.