Year: 2014

20 Reasons To Teach In South Korea In Your 20’s (Part 1)

As of late, I’ve seen tons of articles circulating the internet toting the best reasons to travel in your 20’s and other travel posts geared at the younger generation of college grads. It got me thinking about that age group, which I’ll only be able to call my own for a couple more years, and how traveling really does affect a young mind.

7 Tips For Starting A Blog In Korea

One of the most popular questions which floods my email’s inbox daily concerns the start up of blogging while in Korea. It makes sense that most of us who were English Literature majors in university would feel like the best way to connect to the world and share our experiences would be through writing. That’s definitely the reason I started Chasing Glitter one year ago in Korea.

5 Great Reasons to Teach in Taiwan

Like anyone, I was nervous when I first decided to teach in Taiwan. As the day of departure grew close, all sorts of worries ran through my head. Would I like living in Taiwan? Would I be safe there? Could I stomach the infamous smell of Stinky Tofu?
A year later, this small country had come to feel like home. Here are 5 of the things that make Taiwan such a great place to teach English.

5 Obvious Differences Between Korea and Taiwan

If you’ve an avid reader of the wonderful Reach To Teach community blog, then you already know that I’ve given up kimchi and replaced it for stinky tofu. Although I’m not sure where I got the idea, I had idiotically assumed that the move from Korea to Taiwan would be a breeze. After all, they’re both Asian countries with Eastern cultures right, so how different could they be? I’m so embarrassed to even share that dumb thought with you, but it’s true.

Interview with Andrew Gordon – Teaching at a Taiwan Public School

Interested in teaching in Taiwan’s public school system? Meet Andrew Gordon, a Reach To Teach teacher who has been teaching at a Taipei public school since 2012.

Blog Carnival: Tips For Meeting New People Abroad

Welcome back to the Reach To Teach Blog Carnival, this is a platform where you can find a number of different bloggers views, tips and handy suggestions about one particular topic. Below you will find the links to our wonderfully informative Reach To Teach bloggers who diligently take part in the monthly carnival. This month we are exploring what top tips our bloggers have for you readers about meeting new people abroad.

10 Tips For Moving Abroad

Moving abroad can be a very exciting and fun experience. But it is also one full of the unknown and this can get a lot of people in a spin. Moving abroad is about discovering things as you go along, you can never fully prepare for everything after all. However there a few things that I have learnt that I wish I had known before making the move.

5 Absurdly Awesome Korean Gifts To Mail Home

After a couple months in Korea, you’ll become comfortable carrying out the little mundane tasks of being a grown up like paying your bills, going to the bank for cash, and checking the mail. Once you’ve mastered the post office grounds, you’re ready to start mailing Korean goodies and souvenirs to all your best friends and family back home.