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Well, there has been a lot going on in my life right now and I thought I would update you all on what’s happening!
I’ve been a busy little bee, as usual. With graduation approaching quickly and my future still a little unclear, I had spent a lot of time these past few months doing research and writing applications for all sorts of jobs. Most of you know that I have always wanted to work in the government and use my language skills. Unfortunately, those jobs are difficult to come by and caused me to consider some other options. I had spoken with a few friends who pointed out that teaching English abroad was a great opportunity (and living abroad is always recommended for government jobs). It was something new to consider – not exactly the typical route for that career – but the more I thought about it the more I decided it was something I wanted to look into. I had experience working with young kids when I volunteered at People Serving People as a teacher’s assistant, and I’ve certainly had my hands full growing up with Jack.
Let me just say that after a few days of researching it fully, I was hooked by the idea. The job sounded like a dream. Housing paid for, incredible benefits, flight paid for, settlement allowance and a severance package, an opportunity to live and travel abroad again, tax free, working with kids, sharing my love of learning languages, and the chance to save up money for when I return. Where is this magical land?
Destination: South Korea
It’s an incredibly secure position since it is sponsored by the government, meaning my contracts are set in stone and I cannot be dropped midway through. Not to mention, this type of job opens up a whole new set of doors and opportunities for me elsewhere. Well, after months of preparation, sending out documents, and then nervously prepping for an interview I received the news… I passed. I passed.
Now, this doesn’t mean I have the job yet. I have to mail all my documents out to South Korea, then I have to wait a few weeks for a school to choose me. This means I won’t be notified of my placement or have a contract until about mid-July, at the earliest. If I am picked by a school I will leave mid-August for a week long orientation. Classes will start September 1st. However, I am pretty much going to South Korea. 🙂
Now, I’m sure you all have questions for me, but I’ll answer the most important one right now:
Yes, I will be writing a blog while I’m abroad.
I won’t be posting it up until I find out where I am placed, but I will make sure to post the link here, on Facebook, and also send it to my family to spread amongst everyone else.
Hope you’re all as excited as I am to hear about my new upcoming adventures!