It is crazy to think that as I am typing this, that in a little over a month, I will be flying with John, my husband, to Seoul, South Korea! We are going to be teaching english and are excited and nervous at the same time! It doesn’t feel real yet and I don’t know if it will truly hit us until we are about to board the plane to take off.
When John and I first decided that we were going to “apply” to teach english in Korea, it was very casual, mostly because we knew that we had months ahead of us before we really had to make any type of decision of whether we really wanted to do this. My sister went through the application process last year, so I was familiar with the steps that needed to be taken and had her guidance as well. Since she was so familiar with the routine, we opted to go with her word versus signing up with a recruiting company (very popular option if you are unsure what you need to to in order to apply to teach english in South Korea). We made a check-list of everything we needed to get done and started marking them off, one by one. Before we knew it, we had everything together and we had a skype interview set with our future school. We went through the interview process and when the job offer came in, we decided to take it! In the future, I’ll dedicate a blog post about what we did, step by step, and I’ll list out what was easy vs difficult, in order to get all the paperwork together.
We did have one big issue though. The only condition that John and I had, in order to fully dedicate ourselves to go to South Korea, was that we had to bring our two pomeranians. We knew it was possible but unfortunately there was no easy way to guide us, whenever I tried to search for it. Thankfully though, after doing tons and tons of research and talking with many different people/sources, we were able to get a concise plan on what needed to be done for the dogs and they are now onboard for the ride! I am also, in the future, going to dedicate a blog post of what you must do if you were interested in bringing a dog into South Korea. I will try to make it as easy as possible! I’ll also have a section on my blog dedicated to life with a dog in Korea to hopefully show and answer a lot of questions!
In the mean time, John and I are now focusing on tying all our loose ends before we leave the USA! We both finished our last days of work and are taking this next month to visit family, sell our cars/furniture/stuff, and prepare all the last minute paperwork before we leave. We look forward to sharing all the info as we start our journey!