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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: