Now that David and I finally have our documents finished we were hoping to leave for S. Korea by the end of the month. However, we recently received an email from our recruiter of choice, Adventure Teaching, telling us that the job market is quite slow and we may not be leaving until October or November… if we continue to use them. We could look into other recruiters if we wanted, as we signed no contracts. This was very disheartening for me to hear because I spent a lot of time researching recruiters and chose AT for a reason. That being said, while I am currently living at home, I have a limited amount of resources (aka cash), and my desire to leave only grows stronger everyday. So what’s next?
I have been researching other recruiters and David and I may apply to a few while continuing to work with AT (we still hope that they will come through in the end). On a very exciting note, David’s aunt Connie knows a contact living in Korea already. David has been talking with him a little bit and he offered to look for jobs for us! He thinks he can find us a job faster than AT which would be awesome. It is amazing how many people know people that know people in S. Korea. So out of all these options, I really hope something pans out soon.
In the meantime, I have moved home with my parents and David will soon be joining me. I just went to one of my high school friend’s weddings and it was awesome. Hopefully I will have some pictures soon. I am also finishing up a 120-hour Teaching English as a Foreign Language class online which has been a lot of work, as well as, starting to learn hangul and some basic Korean. I’m trying to get David into it as well but he seems intent on learning German first… for some reason :p
Anyways, hopefully our next post will be to inform everyone of our job acceptance!