Being a Foreigner in Korea: Pros and Cons

Being a (half-white American, non-fluent-in-Korean) foreigner in Korea ย has its pros and cons. Here are some observations from the past 6 months: CONS: – Getting stared at. When I walk down the street, I can’t tell if people are looking at me because they think I look cool in my sunglasses or because they notice […]

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Two weeks in: Loneliness

Now that I am getting settled in to my life in Korea, I have more space to think about the future. And to miss home. Being here is a wonderful, wonderful gift, but the other day I realized that Iโ€™m not open to staying here longterm. In my heart I know my future is back […]

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I’m in Korea!

I have been in Seoul for about 28 hours now! The 15-hour flight felt endless, but I already love being here. Disclaimer: I am severely jet-lagged, so please excuse any incoherence you may find in this post. The night before I left for Korea, I barely slept. I thought I was feeling relatively fine about […]

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