Just so everyone's on the same page, this is what we are doing: Jon and I are going to be in Jeonju (also called Cheonju or Chonju, like it's labelled on the map) South Korea for one year, teaching English as a Foreign Language at the Reading Town English School branch in Jeonju. We will be teaching mostly elementary and middle-school aged children, but could have students of all ages. Reading Town is a private school that provides English classes outside of the normal school day. Our hours will be 1pm-9pm, which I
think is good because it gives us time to explore the city and do other things in the morning.
Jeonju is a city of about 650,000 people, surrounded by mountains and known for its qu
ality produce. It is about 2 hours south of Seoul by train, and seems to be very close to the coast. It also has many historical sites and parks, including a full-size model historical village. It is also an important center for traditional paper-making arts and hosts many festivals throughout the year. All in all, it sounds like a great city for Jon and me to live in!!
So we leave Wednesday morning, July 30. We fly from Burlington,
Vermont to New York City (LaGuardia), then from there to Seoul. We should get to Seoul around 5:30 pm Thursday (local time-- they are 13 hours ahead of Eastern time), then get picked up by someone from our school.
Thanks for tuning in to the first, and kind of boring, installment of our blog, which I promise will be much more exciting once we get there.
Hope everyone is having a great summer! I look forward to hearing from you all...feel free to leave comments, even if they're unrelated!!