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well done for seoul, am happy for you...well, 50% happy, 50% jealous. i should get the email within the week, hopefully its good news or people may not hear from me on these sites!
Are you sending your passport through post for the visa or gonna visit london directly? let me know how long it takes. cheers.
well done, again.
Hi, how is your document hunting? Will you be in S Korea this coming Feb?
similarly im looking to head to korea to teach in 2011 and am looking to get as much advice, help and support as im not a seasoned traveller. All feels a bit daunting at the moment. Nevertheless, nice to meet you!!
Okay, hope this helps...you only need to get an apostille stamp on the criminal check. It doesn't need to be signed or anything. I sent mine to Milton Keynes. http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/about-us/what-we-do/services-we-deliver/legal-services/legalisation/ is the website I went through. They're pretty quick at getting back.
Hi,I had problems with my visa application, as many others. Now we have to wait till the organisation issues new letters of acceptance to and try again. I'm really worried. We were told not to book flights and insurance till we get the visa. I'm supposed to be in Beijing in 3 weeks time and still got nothing! Arrgh! I'm so stressed!
Hey Laura! Good to hear you're going to Korea in January! I'm sure you're counting the days down! I'm waiting to receive the acceptance letter to apply for the visa and am so nervous about everything - scared even! Arrgh! :O
I'm loving it so much...sometimes I feel like a kid a Christmas and get all excited over the stupidest of things (like the size of the watermelon, or getting a phone!), but I've only been here for five weeks so things are still new.
Agencies...I went through i-to-i in the end but also looked at footprints recruitment, GMSC and Mike Campion. All three were pretty quick at finding jobs and interviews...but I turned down GMSC because I felt they were too pushy and I don't know alot about Mike Campion...although all of them were very efficient and extremely helpful. EPIK is another programme that I looked into but didn't take it any further. Hope it helps :)
It sounds like it'd be good idea to get some extra cash from private teaching, so I'll most likely look into once I have my bearings sorted.
I'm booking my 120hr course this week and hopefully be ready for next March. I'm getting far too excited about it all already. Before I head there to teach, I'm going to book a week trip to see Japan again, just to get my familiarities about the culture. Even picking up a bit of Japanese too!
Thanks for the help, once again :)
Where do you plan on teaching next?
Thankyou so much for the friendly advice ^___^
Kimi Info site seems like it has plenty of information to answer many of my questions, thanks for the link!
Did you travel all over Japan? Or did you stay in one city? I have heard people private tutor alongside teaching, did you do this?
I have viewed the Sakura House website, which seems like a good idea for first timers in guest houses or renting apartments. I think that was one major aspect I was going to ask you about, as living is obviously quite pricey in the cities. Would you recommend a guest house over an apartment?
Did you visit Japan previous to your teaching over there?
Sorry to flood you with queries, I hope there aren't too many questions in this one comment box!
Thanks again for your help so far ^____^
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