Category: Blog

Taking the GRE in Korea

If you’re in the process of applying for graduate school, you’ll likely need to take the GRE if you haven’t done so already. On the ETS website, you can choose a test date and register for the test. You should sign-up early to guarantee a seat on a specific test date. The tests are not offered every day, and there aren’t many dates to choose from!

If, like me, you don’t live in Seoul, you’ll have to make a day (or two-day) trip to the big city. My test date was on a Sunday morning. I arrived in Seoul the morning of Saturday, went shopping, and relaxed at my hotel room. The testing location was on the second floor of the Fulbright Building (KAEC – STN13681A) in Mapo-gu. I had no idea what to expect going in, so here’s some handy information that might help you out.


My EPIK Chapter

Alas, my video failed to win a prize for this year’s EPIK Life Video Contest. But it’s alright! I still want to share with you all my masterpiece! I’m just kidding. This is the first video I have ever edited by myself. (Sorry it’s blurry…) And while I have no experience whatsoever, it was actually pretty fun doing this project. Maybe there will be more to come…?

Teaching English Abroad: Deal or No Deal?

Lately, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about teaching abroad. Specifically, where to do it and how much money you can make while doing so. Let’s be honest, when you’re thinking about making the big move, money is an important deciding factor.

Straight out of college, I decided I wasn’t going to stick around for a nine-to-five job. Not that there’s anything wrong with that! I believe most of my friends are happy with their current jobs! But, having studied abroad during my junior year in college, I was desperate to go back out into the world again and experience everything I could. So, I hightailed out of the states and landed in rural Japan. Technically, I landed in the bustling city of Tokyo and then got on a seven-hour bus ride to the rural rice paddies of Japan. While teaching English to some of Japan’s cutest kids, I also ate, drank, learned, and wandered to my heart’s content. Everything about living and just being abroad fascinated me. It still does!


Exploring Kyoto: Top 4 Unique Things To Do

With so much history, culture, and rich traditions, Kyoto is high on the list of any world traveler! But with so many options and a limited window of opportunity, how do you know where to go or what to do?

Fret not! I’m pleased to announce that my very first travel post has been published by! It details the typical places that most tourists go to when they visit the beautiful city of Kyoto. But what you might be more interested in is the list of the top four unique things to do in the prefecture.

Feel free to check it out! If you like what you read, please like and share!

Why I packed my bags and followed my heart

No, it wasn’t for a boy.

I was twenty-two years old. Bright-eyed and fresh out of college with two bachelor’s degrees. My bags were packed by the door and ready for the move.

Almost a year earlier, I had sent in my application to be an English Teacher in Japan. The application process for the JET Program is a lengthy one, so I didn’t find out until April (about six months later) if I passed the interview. Fortunately, I did and was promptly swept into a whirlwind of preparations before leaving. (more…)