links i find vital

where it all started for me! (btw it starts off with like a min of music)
a seoul radio station interview about bssk
a bunch of interviews with black expats in soko
find family on facebook: Brothas&Sistas of South Korea

Saturday, January 01, 2000

what's it like

Date: Jun 8, 2008 2:47 PM
I saw your name on one of the websites I was browsing and wondered if you could give me some advice about teaching in South Korea. I am currently awaiting a second interview to teach there and have so many questions I can hardly begin lol. I was wondering if you could tell me what it is like for internationals, especially black people living there. Since you are in Seoul, what is that like? I don't want to be bothersome but was curious to know what you thought about it and hopefully we can chat a little to give me some understanding so that I make good decisions. Have a blessed day.
Date: Jun 15, 2008
hi j. im sorrry, im behind on my emails. you can write me directly at you mustve had your interview by now, did you take the job? what company/school did you decide on?

i love living here, i love my job here. it can be difficult at times. i dont think it's harder being here when youre black, tho depending on your mindset, it can be difficult to find like-minded friends. people often ask about racism/prejudice/discrimination, but in all honesty i have not experienced anything worse here than i have back home. people are overall very nice to me.

i dont quite live in seoul, i live in anyang, around 45 min south of seoul on the subway.the only other foreigners i see are my coworkers. but i like it here and if i feel the need to get away, the subway is easy and convenient once you get the hang of taking it.

email me/hit me up w/questions anytime. :) do you know where in korea you'll be? b/c maybe you can find other people in the area who can tell you what it's like:
to find more of us in seoul:

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