Most of our paper work is together. Somethings still need to get notarized and apostilled (CA stamp that says the notary is real), but that can wait until the background checks get here. The cool thing is that the farm has given us an early release so I gave a Wyll a full day to write everything- resume, interest essay and cover letter. Long story short, we started applying for jobs in Korea yesterday. Since it really isn’t the ‘on’ season for couples positions, we only applied to 6. Some of these positions start as soon as we get our visas, the farthest out they go is November. I would like to get there as soon as possible. I also want to know that it will be the right position and we wont be coming home before the year is up. Wyll and I went over some basics so we know what we are looking for. We want a position in a medium to large city near beaches, snowy mountains or national parks. I think that is pretty easy to find. I prefer day trips to the beach but Wyll could live on a snowboard. Either way Korea is fairly small and with good public transit we should be able to do both with a two hour bus/ train ride. We are also only applying to jobs with housing for us to live together. Since the majority of teachers looking for jobs in Korea are single and don’t want to share personal space with a stranger, few schools actually have housing with multiple bedrooms. The plus side of this is that the ones that do offer couples housing are mostly two bedroom with an office so if anyone wants to visit we will have room! We are also applying to jobs that start at $2000 USD/month or 2,200,000 KRW. (Hahaha I love writing it out!). The majority of the postings out there start in October. Soon it will move to December and there should be more couples jobs that meet our criteria.
These are pictures of the areas we have currently put in for:
Jeonju city- famous for Strawberries and exceptional produce!
Gochang is the most rural known for Mt. Seonun, Gochangeup Fortress, and Dolmen Remains.
Daegu is the forth largest city in Korea