Category Archives: Advice

How to use your American cellphone in South Korea

For anyone who has lived abroad, one of the most important, and annoying things to do first is setting up is your cell phone. There are a number of options available to anyone who comes to live in South Korea. There are a number of great websites (The Arrival Store and Korea4Expats) that cover the basics of getting […]

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How to Pack for Teaching in South Korea

This has been written with Fulbright ETAs in mind, but besides things specific to the Fulbright Korea program, this list can apply to EPIK, TaLK, and even JET teachers. Coming to join the teaching-craziness in Korea?! 축하합니다 and welcome! This is a compiled list of of experiences and advice so you are at least physically prepared […]

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Traveling Japan (Part 1)

After the difficulty of negotiating dates throughout December and desk-warming for a week, I was excited to finally stretch my wings and go to my first planned winter destination: Japan (January 7 to 20). Overview Part 1 of the Winter Break: I spent five days visiting, Shiori, a good friend from college who had been […]

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How to fill out the Korea visa application (Fulbright Korea)

The visa application process is quite straightforward. All you have to do is fill out and submit this visa application form with your passport normally and a passport-sized photograph. The visa application for Fulbright Korea ETAs is slightly different (but not much). You need to include a copy of your award letter with the form […]

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How to Make A Good Couchsurfing Profile

For those of you who don’t know, Couchsurfing (or CS) is a website that connects users from different parts of the world together. Normally, people use it to find free accommodation and a local perspective of the place they are visiting. Couchsurfing is exactly as it sounds: you stay in other people’s homes (guest beds […]

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Highlights: Things to do in Madrid

Madrid is one of my favorite cities in Spain. After spending almost 14 months living here, I have done and seen so much. It gets oftentimes ignored by tourists for the more flamboyant city of Barcelona, but Madrid has a special place in my heart, and I encourage everyone to check it out if they […]

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How to Get Around Geo-Blocking Abroad

Have you ever heard of geo-blocking? Also known as “Geographically Blocked”, is a term refers to “the practice of preventing users from viewing Web sites and downloading applications and media based on location. Used by countries to block foreign material as well as by movie and TV studios to restrict viewing to specific regions, geo-blocking […]

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Female Packing List for Study Abroad

One of the biggest issues about traveling is the preparation and the packing! The task of packing a suitcase to fit the next four to six months of your life is a daunting one, especially when there is a weight and size limit. We want to pack smart, but still look fashionable, and save room […]

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