The dirty deets on my crazy plan to travel round the world twice.Read More
So, you need an apostille - but there's two problems.
First, you're not even sure what that word means. Apostille, not apostle. We aren't getting biblical here ;)
Second, you have little to no idea how to go and about getting said apostille. Well don't worry! This guide was made with you in mind.
Welcome to Part 3 of my comprehensive guide on how to become a teacher with English Program in Korea (EPIK). The following is a step by step guide aimed at explaining and streamlining the apostille process.Read More
First let me say... Congratulations!!
You've been accepted into the EPIK program, and you're on your way to teaching English in Korea. Now, all you have to do is collect and send your required documents, pack your bags, and then you're off! Except, there's one problem...
Collecting and sending those required documents is more difficult and hugely more time consuming than the actual application process itself. There's the background check, the transcripts, the diploma, and on top of all the that you need apostilles as well.
What the hell is an apostille anyways?
Don't worry! All these questions will be answered below in my comprehensive, step-by-step guide to gathering you required documents for the EPIK program.Read More
I've been putting off this post for about two years now, because let's face it - the EPIK application process is not exactly a sexy topic. It's lengthy, convoluted, and includes several new vocabulary words. However, when I was applying, it was blogs that I found most helpful. So, I'd like to pay it forward.
The first step is to head to the EPIK website, found here. Though you can apply through recruiters, I honestly think it's simpler to just apply independently. Why incur extra steps, extra time, and unnecessary expense if it's more than possible to manage everything by yourself?
In reality, the process of applying to EPIK is pretty simple. It's the paperwork that comes after your acceptance that gets super complicated. But, let's not get ahead of ourselves. This guide is a comprehensive guide to your EPIK application process - starting with the necessary requirements, and ending with tips and tricks that will help you ace your interview.Read More
A few weeks back I wrote about my experiences in Ubud on the isle of Bali, Indonesia. Long story short? I loved it there. It was a peaceful respite after all our various misadventures in Vietnam.
I did not however love it in my next destination: Kuta. While I did get some good pictures (it's hard to mess up the sunset), overall I found Kuta, Bali to be wholly underwhelming.
The reality is that I got lazy.
I knew of Kuta. I knew it was convenient and easy to get to, and I figured since it was the last few days of our trip we would just be beach bumming anyways. Now having been there I can definitely see why people were warning me against it, and I'd like to add my own voice to that chorus.
If you're going to Bali, you'd be doing yourself a disservice by going to Kuta. Bali has so much more to offer.Read More
What exactly does it mean to be a "responsible adult"? As long as I can remember, people have always told me it looks something like this... Go to school. Get good grades. Get job. Pay dues in entry level job. Work way up ladder. Get married. Buy house. Have 2.5 children. Build picket fence. Paint fence white. Oh, and don't forget the dog!
I do understand the allure of that path, it is what I was raised on and I can see it's upsides. I have no problem with anyone who decides that that is what they want. No, my issue is with people who see that path as the only definition of a successful life. Worse than even that, are the people who belittle my choices because I chose to go a different way.
The more I travel, read, and consider my options for the future - the more my own opinion sways away from the so-called "normal" life. Why is a sedentary life so much more acceptable? And why is travel not part of the "real world"?Read More