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Teaching in South Korea

[Claudine Williams wrote this guest post on behalf of MNUI, a travel insurance company. I invited Claudine to share her experiences on my blog, since she spent a year teaching in Busan, South Korea. You might also want to check out her blog, "Korea-Diva".]
In 2009, I decided that I wanted to make a drastic change to my life. I had been living in a small town in the United States, teaching literature at a local high school. I had an interest in travel and had visited Europe and the Caribbean, but I knew that I wanted to see and experience a great deal more. Therefore, I decided to use my skills as a teacher to land a job overseas.

For years, I'd read job postings for teachers to teach overseas. I'd heard about the Fulbright scholarship, which is offered in the U.S. for teachers who wish to teach abroad, but I was a fairly new teacher with only three years under my belt. I thought the scholarship catered to more experienced teachers. So, I decided to simply find some j…