So you've worked with recruiters, you've signed a contract, and you've found a job. Or you're still looking around, not sure where your going to work. Maybe you still need to get all of your documentation together. Or, also possible, you have been in Korea for a while now.
No matter what, when it comes to another country, there are two things that can make or break your experience: Your attitude, and how much you move within the culture.
I can't help you with your attitude (but there are plenty of books on the matter if you're interested), but I can help you move within the culture.
Well, sort of. Below the jump, I'm going to provide my resources for learning Korean.
Learning the language of the country your in can completely change your experience. You can converse with the locals, find places that you wouldn't have otherwise, and immerse yourself in the culture.
Do you have to learn Korean to work in Korea? No. Not at all. But it will definitely make your time there more enjoyable if you do.
So you've found a school you love. And the best part? They love you! You're ready to sign your contract, make your plans, and send your documents over.
But wait! Contracts are scary. Intimidating.
What's a pension and why am I paying into it? How does healthcare work? Who's paying for airfare? What happens if they fire me?
There's a lot of questions that need to be answered before you sign your name on the dotted line and agree to spend a year of your life with one company. It's a big move, and not one to be taken lightly. So before you take that plunge, read the below wall of text to find out some of the questions I had with my contract and what to expect from signing on with a school.
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