So, here it is – the beginning of the adventure that is traveling internationally! A little background to the adventure will get us started on the right foot, so read on 🙂

It all started one day when I was looking on to browse jobs – the sort of thing you do when you’re just curious to see what’s out there. Among the many similiar-sounding jobs was this headline:

TEACH English in Korea – ESL Conversational English teachers (no fee on candidates)

As I read the description, I realized that the job sounded interesting, and would also be a great opportunity to travel to somewhere far far away. I sent off my resume and photo, and soon received one of several e-mails from a guy from Mike from Mike works Think of Mike as the go-between between the potential teacher and the school. When there’s 7,000 miles and an ocean between you, it helps to have someone on your side.

At this point, I’m looking back on the first few steps with a sense of relief – some of the bureaucratic entanglements are done and I’ve mailed off the packet of documents required to get a Korean visa. There was quite a bit of work to get to this point… which I’ll describe in the next post.

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