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Fun and Alternative Things to Do in South Korea

There are many alternative things you can find to do during your stay in South Korea!

There are lots of things you can do while in South Korea!  Things to do indoors, things to do outdoors, and things you can only do in Korea!  In this episode we share some of these alternative things to do while in Korea along with our own experiences.

Scott, Adam, and Marco are joined by guest Michael DeLorenzo to talk about the different things you can do while in South Korea and the Changwon area that you might not know about.

Our guest, Michael DeLorenzo, has lived in South Korea for the past 8 years.  He’s originally from the United States and is a teacher at Changwon National University.  He has been running a group in Changwon called the ‘Changwon Culture and Activity Group‘ for the past 4 ½ years, and he joins us to share in all the different activities that they group does and why the group exists.

We each share in our own experiences of fun, strange, indoors, outdoors, and craziest things we’ve done while living in South Korea (combined +27 years) including screen rooms, singing rooms, festivals and concerts, mystery dinners, movie nights, ghost hunting, and even hiking in North Korea!

It’s all about FUN and ALTERNATIVE things to do in Korea on this episode of K-PoD!


Show Notes

  • 01:30

    An introduction to our guest Michael DeLorenzo including why he first came to Korea and what he does here.

  • 02:00

    A little more on the group Michael created ‘Changwon Culture and Activity Group’, why he created it, and some of the things they do.

  • 04:12

    Each of us gives some of the things we do indoors and activities we each like to indoors while living in South Korea including screen rooms, escape room, VR rooms, board games, DnD, singing rooms, and ice skating and the ice rinks in the Changwon Area.

  • 07:02

    Outdoor activities we each like to do in Korea including batting cages, hiking, the Changwon reservoir, parks, events, festivals, ghost hunting, the Dark Side of Seoul Tour, and biking.

  • 11:45

    Our own experiences of some of the strangest and craziest things that we’ve each done during our time in South Korea including stories on dog soup, living octopus, lost in NamHae, saved by the Fire Department, October Fest, and hiking in North Korea as well as getting on the wrong bus in North Korea!

  • 18:00

    Michael talks about trying to bike from Busan to Seoul, Incheon on a bike path that takes you all the way and all the bike hotels along the way.

  • 19:45

    The most fun things we’ve each done in Korea including fireworks festivals, music festivals, camping, Metallica in Korea, JinJu Lantern Festival, and the Anndong Mask Festival.

  • 25:10

    Adam sums up everything and where you can get in contact with each of us and submit any questions you would like regarding to living in South Korea.

OUR GUEST

Michael DeLorenzo

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/michaelbdelorenzo
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/mbdelorenzo/

Changwon Culture and Activity Group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/Changwonculturegroup/

K-PoD: Life In Korea Podcast

Website:  https://k-pod-cast.com
Face Book:  https://goo.gl/mstEXJ
Email:  podcast@changwoner.com

This show is recorded at:
O’Briens Irish Bar & Restaurant
Facebook:  https://goo.gl/7iky24

This show is produced by:
Changwoner Entertainment
Website:  https://changwoner.com
Facebook:  https://goo.gl/P7SeJf

 

 

HOSTS

Scott
Scott is one of the original hosts of K-PoD (formally The Changwoner Podcast) and also the founder and producer of the show.  He is also the founder of Changwoner Entertainment.  He is from Newfoundland, Canada and has been living in Changwon, South Korea for almost 17 years.

https://goo.gl/VTk37j
https://goo.gl/qJv8ZX

Adam
Adam is one of the hosts of K-PoD.  He started as a host last season in 2018.  Adam is from Ontario, Canada and has lived in Changwon City, South Korea for 8 years.

https://goo.gl/UuKwLh
https://goo.gl/DHJ2Gt

Marco
Marco is now one of the new hosts of K-PoD.  Marco is from Columbus, OH, United States and has lived in Changwon City, South Korea for almost 3 years.

https://goo.gl/ZCX9Qe
https://goo.gl/w2G95c
https://kpop.global

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If you would like to be a guest on K-PoD: Life In Korea, or have any questions for the show or regarding South Korea, or have something you’d like to promote, please contact us at
podcast@changwoner.com

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2019 Summer Events and Festivals in South Korea

Summertime in Korea can have it’s UPS and DOWNS!

In this episode we’ll look at SUMMER in Korea, what we like and what we don’t, plus some of the summer events and activities going on all over South Korea for summer 2019!

Scott, Adam, and Marco are joined by guest Michael DeLorenzo (Changwon Culture and Activity Group) to talk about what we each like about summer in South Korea, the things we don’t like about summer here, what we miss about summer in our home countries, the summer weather, things we like to do in summer in Korea, how to beat the heat, and Events going on all over South Korea for this coming summer, 2019.

It’s all about SUMMERTIME in Korea on this episode of K-PoD!


Show Notes

  • 01:31

    An introduction to our guest Michael DeLorenzo and more about his Facebook group ‘Changwon Culture and Activity Group

  • 02:05

    Somethings each of us like about the summer in South Korea (Or do we like it at all?).

  • 03:36

    The things we don’t like about the summertime in South Korea.

  • 08:23

    Each of us get into the things we each miss about summer back in our home countries and things we can’t do or get here in South Korea.

  • 13:10

    Summertime activities that you can do here in South Korea and the things each of us enjoy doing during our summers in Korea.

  • 16:12

    Some of the ways to BEAT THE HEAT here in South Korea during the hot and humid summers.

  • 20:13

    A list of summer EVENTS going on throughout South Korea 2019 and some of our own thoughts on each event.

  • 42:10

    Adam sums up all the events that we covered and talked about in this episode.

  • 42:55

    Some events not mentioned in the list before that we’ve attended in the past that we enjoyed.

 

OUR GUEST

Michael DeLorenzo

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/michaelbdelorenzo
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/mbdelorenzo/

Changwon Culture and Activity Group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/Changwonculturegroup/

 

 

Summer Event In Korea Covered in this Episode

Boryeong Mud Festival

Period: July 19-28, 2019
Venue: Daecheon Beach Mud Square in Boryeong-si, Chungcheongnam-do (충청남도 보령시 대천해수욕장 머드 광장)
http://boryeongmudfestival.com/

Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival

Period: June 27 – July 7, 2019
Venues: Bucheon City Hall, Bucheon Gymnasium, Korea Comics Museum, Bucheon Art Bunker B39, etc. (부천시청, 부천제육관, 한국만화박물관, 부천아트벙커B39)
https://www.bifan.kr/eng/big/info01.asp

Sinchon Water Gun Festival

Period: July 6-7, 2019
Venue: Jisan Resort, 267, Jisan-ro, Icheon-si, Gyeonggi-do (경기도 이천시 지산로 267)
https://www.facebook.com/watergunfesta

Jisan Valley Rock Festival

Period: July 26-28, 2019
Venue: Jisan Resort, 267, Jisan-ro, Icheon-si, Gyeonggi-do (경기도 이천시 지산로 267)
http://www.globalinterpark.com/detail/edetail?prdNo=19006288&dispNo=01003

Buyeo Seodong Lotus Festival

Period: July 5-7, 2019
Venue: Area of Seodong Park and Gungnamji Pond in Buyeo-gun, Chungcheongnam-do (충청남도 부여군 서동공원과 궁남지)
http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/ATR/SI_EN_3_2_1.jsp?cid=739701

Jeongnamjin Jangheung Water Festival

Period: July 26 – August 1, 2019
Venues: Areas of Tamjingang River and Cypress Forest Woodland in Jangheung-gun, Jeollanam-do (장흥군 전라남도 탐진강, 편백숲 우드랜드)
http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/ATR/SI_EN_3_2_1.jsp?cid=1807079

Busan Sea Festival

Period: August 2-6, 2019
Venues: Haeundae Beach, Gwangalli Beach, Busan Songdo Beach, Songjeong Beach and Dadaepo Beach in Busan (부산광역시 해운대해수욕장, 광안리해수욕장, 송도해수욕장, 송정해수욕장, 다대포해수욕장)
http://www.bfo.or.kr/festival_Eng/

Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival

Period: August 9-11, 2019
Venue: Songdo Dalbit Festival Park in Incheon (인천광역시 송도달빛축제공원)
http://www.pentaport.co.kr/kor/main/main.php

Tongyeong Great Battle of Hansan Festival

Period: August 10-14, 2019
Venues: Areas of Cultural Plaza, Tongjeyeong and Yi Sun-sin Park in Tongyeong-si, Gyeongsangnam-do (경상남도 통영시 문화마당, 통제영, 이순신공원)
http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/ATR/SI_EN_3_2_1.jsp?cid=591440

Muju Firefly Festival

Period: August 31 – September 8, 2019
Venue: Areas of Deungnamju Arena, Namdaecheon Stream, Yeche Cultural Hall, and Jinam Park in Muju-gun, Jeollabuk-do (전라북도 무주군 등나무운동장, 남대천, 예체문화관, 지남공원)
http://www.firefly.or.kr/

 

K-PoD: Life In Korea Podcast

Website:  https://k-pod-cast.com
Face Book:  https://goo.gl/mstEXJ
Email:  podcast@changwoner.com

This show is recorded at:
O’Briens Irish Bar & Restaurant
Facebook:  https://goo.gl/7iky24

This show is produced by:
Changwoner Entertainment
Website:  https://changwoner.com
Facebook:  https://goo.gl/P7SeJf

 

HOSTS

Scott
Scott is one of the original hosts of K-PoD (formally The Changwoner Podcast) and also the founder and producer of the show.  He is also the founder of Changwoner Entertainment.  He is from Newfoundland, Canada and has been living in Changwon, South Korea for almost 17 years.

Facebook – https://goo.gl/VTk37j
Instagram- https://goo.gl/qJv8ZX

Adam
Adam is one of the hosts of K-PoD.  He started as a host last season in 2018.  Adam is from Ontario, Canada and has lived in Changwon City, South Korea for 8 years.

Facebook – https://goo.gl/UuKwLh
Instagram – https://goo.gl/DHJ2Gt

Marco
Marco is now one of the new hosts of K-PoD.  Marco is from Columbus, OH, United States and has lived in Changwon City, South Korea for almost 3 years.

Facebook – https://goo.gl/ZCX9Qe
Instagram – https://goo.gl/w2G95c
Website – https://kpop.global

Paul
Paul is one of the original hosts and founders of K-PoD (The Changwoner).  Paul is originally from England and he currently continues to live in Changwon City where he has lived for the past 16 years.

Facebook – https://goo.gl/JGbYLA
Instagram – https://goo.gl/1nrmQq

Listen and Subscribe on….

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Subscribe to K-PoD in playerFM
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Get it on Apple App Store

Listen on Google Play Music
Subscribe to K-PoD on Libsyn

Get it on Podbean

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If you would like to be a guest on K-PoD: Life In Korea, or have any questions for the show or regarding South Korea, or have something you’d like to promote, please contact us at
podcast@changwoner.com

#summerinkorea #beattheheat #koreasummers #summertime #summerevents #summeractivities #livinginkorea #southkorea #korea #podcast #podcastkorea #kpod #changwoner #lifeinkorea

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Friendship In South Korea (Episode 70 of K-PoD: Life In Korea)

Friendship can have its pros and cons while living in South Korea.

If you’ve spent time in South Korea or are thinking about moving to South Korea, you are going to make new friends and at some point, have to say good-bye to them.  Whether it’s you or them that leave, you can make life long friends here and it can be difficult when it’s time to part ways.

Scott, Adam, and Marco talk about friends coming and going during their time in Korea, making new friends, having Korean friends, and all the benefits and difficulties of friendship while living abroad.

It’s all about FRIENDSHIP in Korea on this episode of K-PoD!


Show Notes

  • 01:22

    Making new friends when moving to South Korea and the best ways to meet new people.

  • 02:43

    How social media has made it easier for people to meet and stay in touch while living in South Korea or abroad.

  • 04:14

    Making friends with your co-workers and more and more foreigners living in South Korea these days.

  • 06:15

    Scott tells about not meeting a foreigner for his first 6 months in Korea and what it was like to hear someone speaking English after that time.

  • 07:02

    Some more on social media and sites you can meet new people and get help if you’re coming to Changwon, South Korea.

  • 09:12

    Having Korean friends and the best ways to meet Koreans.

  • 18:00

    Dating in Korea.

  • 23:41

    Having friends coming and going and the difficulties with that and making new friends so often.

  • 30:58

    The differences with making friends in Korea..

 

Friendship In South Korea

K-PoD: Life In Korea Podcast

Website:  https://k-pod-cast.com
Face Book:  https://goo.gl/mstEXJ
Email:  podcast@changwoner.com

This show is recorded at:
O’Briens Irish Bar & Restaurant
Facebook:  https://goo.gl/7iky24

This show is produced by:
Changwoner Entertainment
Website:  https://changwoner.com
Facebook:  https://goo.gl/P7SeJf

 

HOSTS

Scott
Scott is one of the original hosts of K-PoD (formally The Changwoner Podcast) and also the founder and producer of the show.  He is also the founder of Changwoner Entertainment.  He is from Newfoundland, Canada and has been living in Changwon, South Korea for almost 17 years.

https://goo.gl/VTk37j
https://goo.gl/qJv8ZX

Adam
Adam is one of the hosts of K-PoD.  He started as a host last season in 2018.  Adam is from Ontario, Canada and has lived in Changwon City, South Korea for 8 years.

https://goo.gl/UuKwLh
https://goo.gl/DHJ2Gt

Marco
Marco is now one of the new hosts of K-PoD.  Marco is from Columbus, OH, United States and has lived in Changwon City, South Korea for almost 3 years.

https://goo.gl/ZCX9Qe
https://goo.gl/w2G95c
https://kpop.global

Paul
Paul is one of the original hosts and founders of K-PoD (The Changwoner).  Paul is originally from England and he currently continues to live in Changwon City where he has lived for the past 16 years.

https://goo.gl/JGbYLA
https://goo.gl/1nrmQq

Listen and Subscribe on….

Subscribe to K-PoD in iTunes
RSS feed for K-PoD
Subscribe to K-PoD in Stitcher
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Subscribe to K-PoD in playerFM
Subscribe to K-PoD on podbbang

Get it on Apple App Store

Listen on Google Play Music
Subscribe to K-PoD on Libsyn

Get it on Podbean

Get it on Google Play

If you would like to be a guest on K-PoD: Life In Korea, or have any questions for the show or regarding South Korea, or have something you’d like to promote, please contact us at
podcast@changwoner.com

#friendship #koreanfriends #friendsinkorea #friendshipinkorea #livinginkorea #southkorea #korea #podcast #podcastkorea #kpod #changwoner #lifeinkorea

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Strange Things in South Korea (Ep 68)

There are some STRANGE THINGS you can find in South Korea!

There are a lot of things that you can only find in South Korea! Some of them are cool, some bad, somethings we like, some we don’t, and some are just plain strange!

Scott, Adam, Marco, and Paul talk about some of the strangest things they have seen over their years in South Korea.  They also talk about the Facebook group ‘OINK’ (Only In Korea), and some of the more recent events which happened regarding this Facebook group.  They also look at some of the things you would only find here in Korea, and which of these things would work back in their own countries, and which of them wouldn’t.

It’s all about STRANGE THINGS in Korea on this episode of K-PoD!

Show Notes

  • 01:55

    A strange thing Paul has seen in Korea since he arrived here in 2003.
    Sleeping people in suits on the streets.

  • 03:04

    Adam talks about some of the strange food items that you can find here in South Korea.

  • 06:02

    Marco talks about a strange thing here he has seen and drinking in public.

  • 07:15

    One of the strangest things Scott found it hard to get adjusted to when he came to Korea.

  • 07:48

    The guys talk about ‘OinK’, Only in Korea. The Facebook group that was recently shutdown.

  • 09:20

    Funny t-shirts that you might see in South Korea.

  • 11:45

    Some of the reasons we think the ‘OinK’ Facebook group might have been shut down or suspended.

  • 13:22

    Should social media like Facebook have the right to shutdown groups on their social platforms.

  • 16:25

    Paul gives a story of someone saying something negative regarding South Korea and that person being deported.

  • 17:50

    Scott talks about one of the things that he loves here in South Korea that he hadn’t seen anywhere else before.

  • 19:45

    Adam and Marco give a couple other things they loves in South Korea.

  • 20:20

    Some of the things that we like in South Korea that just wouldn’t work back in our home countries.

  • 21:55

    Scott sums up all the things that were covered in this episode.

 


K-PoD: Life In Korea Podcast

Website:  https://k-pod-cast.com
Face Book:  https://goo.gl/mstEXJ
Email:  podcast@changwoner.com

This show is recorded at:
O’Briens Irish Bar & Restaurant
Facebook:  https://goo.gl/7iky24

This show is produced by:
Changwoner Entertainment
Website:  https://changwoner.com
Facebook:  https://goo.gl/P7SeJf

 

HOSTS

Scott
Scott is one of the original hosts of K-PoD (formally The Changwoner Podcast) and also the founder and producer of the show.  He is also the founder of Changwoner Entertainment.  He is from Newfoundland, Canada and has been living in Changwon, South Korea for almost 17 years.

https://goo.gl/VTk37j
https://goo.gl/qJv8ZX

Adam
Adam is one of the hosts of K-PoD.  He started as a host last season in 2018.  Adam is from Ontario, Canada and has lived in Changwon City, South Korea for 8 years.

https://goo.gl/UuKwLh
https://goo.gl/DHJ2Gt

Marco
Marco is now one of the new hosts of K-PoD.  Marco is from Columbus, OH, United States and has lived in Changwon City, South Korea for almost 3 years.

https://goo.gl/ZCX9Qe
https://goo.gl/w2G95c
https://kpop.global

Paul
Paul is one of the original hosts and founders of K-PoD (The Changwoner).  Paul is originally from England and he currently continues to live in Changwon City where he has lived for the past 16 years.

https://goo.gl/JGbYLA
https://goo.gl/1nrmQq

Listen and Subscribe on….

Subscribe to K-PoD in iTunes
RSS feed for K-PoD
Subscribe to K-PoD in Stitcher
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Subscribe to K-PoD in playerFM
Subscribe to K-PoD on podbbang

Get it on Apple App Store

Listen on Google Play Music
Subscribe to K-PoD on Libsyn

Get it on Podbean

Get it on Google Play

If you would like to be a guest on K-PoD: Life In Korea, or have any questions for the show or regarding South Korea, or have something you’d like to promote, please contact us at
podcast@changwoner.com

#strangethingsinkorea #onlyinkorea #southkorea #korea #OINK #funnytshirts #strangethings #livinginkorea #korea #korealife #podcast #podcastkorea #kpod #changwoner #lifeinkorea

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Best Ways To Teach and Learn English (Ep 67)

How have teaching English techniques changed in South Korea and what direction are they going in?

 

The ways of teaching and learning English are always changing and evolving.  What are some of the best new ways and what hasn’t changed?
What is the future for learning and teaching English in South Korea?

Special guest Craig Nicol stops by to discuss with Scott, Adam, and Marco some of their best and worst methods for teaching English, how teaching English has changed over the years, and how technology, for better or worse, is being applied in classrooms.  Craig also talks about a new program he is involved with call Chasing Time English.

It’s all about teaching and learning English on this episode of K-PoD!

Show Notes

  • 01:20

    Scott welcomes Craig Nicol to the show and gets some of his background and connection with Changwon City and South Korea.

  • 03:20

    Craig goes over where he is originally from and the reasons he first came to South Korea.

  • 04:12

    The different degrees and certificates you use to need and do now to get a teaching job in South Korea.

  • 06:18

    Some of the things that have changed regarding teaching methods that each of us have noticed over our years of teaching English in Korea.

  • 11:30

    Craig talks about teaching in different places and back home in New Zealand and the differences with EFL and ESL.

  • 12:50

    Students having cell phones in classes and how each of us deal with the use of cell phone in the class.

  • 14:35

    Technology and how it’s changed in the classroom and what technology we all use now.

  • 16:40

    Craig gets into what he is involved with now and Chasing Time English and what Chasing Time English is all about.

  • 19:00

    The reasons why Craig became a part of Chasing Time English and some of the others he works with at Chasing Time English.

  • 21:01

    How Chasing Time English comes up with their stories for their learning videos used in their courses.

  • 22:40

    Is Chasing Time English for use in the classroom or good for self-study at home?

  • 23:40

    Where is Chasing Time English available and how do you get it?

  • 24:55

    The different levels available for using Chasing Time English, the age ranges it’s geared towards, and what levels would suit you best.

  • 30:37

    Chasing Time English feedback, award nominations, and how the program has progressed.

  • 31:50

    Craig’s role in Chasing Time English and what it is exactly that he does.

  • 32:55

    Scott sums up what was covered in this episode, how to get involved with Chasing Time English and thanks guest Craig Nicol for stopping by.

 

 

Chasing Time English

Website:
https://chasingtimeenglish.com/
youTube:
https://www.youtube.com/chasingtimeenglish
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/chasingtimeENG/
Twitter:
https://twitter.com/chasingtimeeng
Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/chasingtimeenglish/
Craig Nicol:
https://www.facebook.com/craig.nicol.758

K-PoD: Life In Korea Podcast

Website:  https://k-pod-cast.com
Face Book:  https://goo.gl/mstEXJ
Email:  podcast@changwoner.com

This show is recorded at:
O’Briens Irish Bar & Restaurant
Facebook:  https://goo.gl/7iky24

This show is produced by:
Changwoner Entertainment
Website:  https://changwoner.com
Facebook:  https://goo.gl/P7SeJf

 

HOSTS

Scott
Scott is one of the original hosts of K-PoD (formally The Changwoner Podcast) and also the founder and producer of the show.  He is also the founder of Changwoner Entertainment.  He is from Newfoundland, Canada and has been living in Changwon, South Korea for almost 17 years.

https://goo.gl/VTk37j
https://goo.gl/qJv8ZX

Adam
Adam is one of the hosts of K-PoD.  He started as a host last season in 2018.  Adam is from Ontario, Canada and has lived in Changwon City, South Korea for 8 years.

https://goo.gl/UuKwLh
https://goo.gl/DHJ2Gt

Marco
Marco is now one of the new hosts of K-PoD.  Marco is from Columbus, OH, United States and has lived in Changwon City, South Korea for almost 3 years.

https://goo.gl/ZCX9Qe
https://goo.gl/w2G95c
https://kpop.global

Paul
Paul is one of the original hosts and founders of K-PoD (The Changwoner).  Paul is originally from England and he currently continues to live in Changwon City where he has lived for the past 16 years.

https://goo.gl/JGbYLA
https://goo.gl/1nrmQq

Listen and Subscribe on….

Subscribe to K-PoD in iTunes
RSS feed for K-PoD
Subscribe to K-PoD in Stitcher
Subscribe to K-PoD in tunein Radio
Subscribe to K-PoD in playerFM
Subscribe to K-PoD in playerFM
Subscribe to K-PoD on podbbang

Get it on Apple App Store

Listen on Google Play Music
Subscribe to K-PoD on Libsyn

Get it on Podbean

Get it on Google Play

If you would like to be a guest on K-PoD: Life In Korea, or have any questions for the show or regarding South Korea, or have something you’d like to promote, please contact us at
podcast@changwoner.com

#teachingenglish #teachinginkorea #southkorea #koreanenglish #jobsinkorea #teachingmethods #livinginkorea #korea #korealife #classroomideas #chasingtimeenglish #podcast #podcastkorea #kpod #changwoner #lifeinkorea

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Healthcare in South Korea (Ep 66)

What kind of healthcare will you get with your job if you’re coming to work in South Korea?

 

South Korea has both National healthcare and private healthcare. Which are you most likely to get with a teaching job and which will work best for you?  Scott, Marco, and Adam talk about the different healthcare insurance each of them has, the coverage you get, the costs, and some of their very own experiences with trips to the doctor or hospitals in Korea!  It’s all about healthcare in South Korea on this episode of K-PoD!

Show Notes

  • 02:05

    Adam tell use what coverage he has working in a public school in South Korea.

  • 02:48

    Marco isn’t sure what healthcare coverage he has but explains what he knows he’s covered by.

  • 03:32

    Scott talks about private healthcare, what he is covered by, the costs, and the differences with private healthcare and national healthcare.

  • 04:25

    The costs of visiting a doctor without healthcare insurance.

  • 05:00

    Adam talks about some of the times he has had to use his national healthcare insurance and Korean medicine.

  • 05:45

    The types of medication you get in South Korea and what you can expect with a visit to your local doctor.

  • 06:12

    Marco talks about his trips to the doctor and how he has needed his healthcare insurance.

  • 07:15

    Scott explains how medication is so cheap and why he didn’t have healthcare for many years and why he doesn’t really use it now.

  • 09:00

    The reasons you may want healthcare and why you will get sick as an English teacher in South Korea.

  • 09:40

    English speaking doctors and what to do for the language barriers when visiting a doctor or hospital.

  • 11:45

    Scott gives a story about one of the times he was misdiagnosed due to mistranslation.

  • 12:35

    Each of the hosts compares healthcare to their home countries of Canada and USA.

  • 18:37

    Some stories of what to watch out for when visiting a family doctor in South Korea, or at least from the past!

  • 20:12

    Adam gives a personal experience of a visit to the hospital that he had.

  • 22:19

    What you can expect with regards to your health checkup that you have to get when first coming to South Korea to get your working visa.

  • 25:25

    Scott sums up his thoughts on healthcare in South Korea.

 

Direct Download:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/changwoner/ep66.mp3?stats-code=pk66

K-PoD: Life In Korea Podcast

Website:  https://k-pod-cast.com
Face Book:  https://goo.gl/mstEXJ
Email:  podcast@changwoner.com

This show is recorded at:
O’Briens Irish Bar & Restaurant
Facebook:  https://goo.gl/7iky24

This show is produced by:
Changwoner Entertainment
Website:  https://changwoner.com
Facebook:  https://goo.gl/P7SeJf

 

HOSTS

Scott
Scott is one of the original hosts of K-PoD (formally The Changwoner Podcast) and also the founder and producer of the show.  He is also the founder of Changwoner Entertainment.  He is from Newfoundland, Canada and has been living in Changwon, South Korea for almost 17 years.

https://goo.gl/VTk37j
https://goo.gl/qJv8ZX

Adam
Adam is one of the hosts of K-PoD.  He started as a host last season in 2018.  Adam is from Ontario, Canada and has lived in Changwon City, South Korea for 8 years.

https://goo.gl/UuKwLh
https://goo.gl/DHJ2Gt

Marco
Marco is now one of the new hosts of K-PoD.  Marco is from Columbus, OH, United States and has lived in Changwon City, South Korea for almost 3 years.

https://goo.gl/ZCX9Qe
https://goo.gl/w2G95c
https://kpop.global

Paul
Paul is one of the original hosts and founders of K-PoD (The Changwoner).  Paul is originally from England and he currently continues to live in Changwon City where he has lived for the past 16 years.

https://goo.gl/JGbYLA
https://goo.gl/1nrmQq

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If you would like to be a guest on K-PoD: Life In Korea, or have any questions for the show or regarding South Korea, or have something you’d like to promote, please contact us at
podcast@changwoner.com

#koreanhealthcare #healthcareinkorea #southkorea #koreandoctors #koreanhospitals #koreanmedicine #livinginkorea #korea #korealife #travel #changwon #podcast #podcastkorea #kpod #changwoner #lifeinkorea

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Student Age Ranges in South Korea (Ep 65)

 Teaching different age ranges English in South Korea! What will work best for you?

 

There is a wide range of ages you can end up teaching English to working as an English teacher in South Korea. What age range will work best for you?  Scott, Marco, and Adam discuss teaching children to adults and which ages they prefer, which ages are the most difficult to teach, which ages learn the quickest, and which age range will be best for you.
It’s a podcast of different student ages in South Korea for this episode of K-PoD!

Show Notes

  • 01:43

    Marco tells us the current age ranges that he teaches now.

  • 01:55

    Adam lets us know the age ranges he currently is teaching.

  • 02:39

    The current age ranges that Scott is teaching now.

  • 02:50

    Adam gives his views on what it is like teaching elementary school students and younger children English with the use of songs and games.

  • 04:30

    Marco gives his opinions on teaching younger kids English, more advanced English, and the frustrations that can come with it.

  • 05:40

    Scott gives his views from over the years of teaching kids English from kindergarten to middle school students.

  • 07:10

    Each of the hosts talk about their class sizes and the different between class sizes in a public school compared to private schools.

  • 09:15

    Each host gives their experiences with teaching adults in South Korea and how it’s different from younger students.

  • 14:28

    Marco gives some advice on teaching kids and what he means with regards to being ‘Scary Teacher’.

  • 15:52

    Adam talks about the age range that he prefers to teach and his thoughts on having a co-teacher with him in his classes.

  • 17:11

    Scott gives the age range he prefers to teach and how he covers up making mistakes as a teacher in class.

  • 18:36

    Adam gives some advice on how to improve grammar for adult students.

  • 19:22

    Scott sums up the differences of teaching different age ranges and what might work best for you.

 

Direct Download:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/changwoner/ep65.mp3?stats-code=pk65

K-PoD: Life In Korea Podcast

Website:  https://k-pod-cast.com
Face Book:  https://goo.gl/mstEXJ
Email:  podcast@changwoner.com

This show is recorded at:
O’Briens Irish Bar & Restaurant
Facebook:  https://goo.gl/7iky24

This show is produced by:
Changwoner Entertainment
Website:  https://changwoner.com
Facebook:  https://goo.gl/P7SeJf

 

HOSTS

Scott
Scott is one of the original hosts of K-PoD (formally The Changwoner Podcast) and also the founder and producer of the show.  He is also the founder of Changwoner Entertainment.  He is from Newfoundland, Canada and has been living in Changwon, South Korea for almost 17 years.

https://goo.gl/VTk37j
https://goo.gl/qJv8ZX

Adam
Adam is one of the hosts of K-PoD.  He started as a host last season in 2018.  Adam is from Ontario, Canada and has lived in Changwon City, South Korea for 8 years.

https://goo.gl/UuKwLh
https://goo.gl/DHJ2Gt

Marco
Marco is now one of the new hosts of K-PoD.  Marco is from Columbus, OH, United States and has lived in Changwon City, South Korea for almost 3 years.

https://goo.gl/ZCX9Qe
https://goo.gl/w2G95c
https://kpop.global

Paul
Paul is one of the original hosts and founders of K-PoD (The Changwoner).  Paul is originally from England and he currently continues to live in Changwon City where he has lived for the past 16 years.

https://goo.gl/JGbYLA
https://goo.gl/1nrmQq

Listen and Subscribe on….

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RSS feed for K-PoD
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Subscribe to K-PoD in playerFM
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Get it on Apple App Store
Listen on Google Play Music
Subscribe to K-PoD on Libsyn

Get it on Podbean

Get it on Google Play

If you would like to be a guest on K-PoD: Life In Korea, or have any questions for the show or regarding South Korea, or have something you’d like to promote, please contact us at
podcast@changwoner.com

#teachingenglish #englishteaching #southkorea #expatskorea #expats #students #koreanstudents #livinginkorea #korea #korealife #travel #changwon #podcast #podcastkorea #kpod #changwoner #lifeinkorea

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Living Conditions in South Korea (Ep 64)

Living conditions, housing, and what you can expect when coming to South Korea!

Big cities to small cities in South Korea and the different types of housing you find in South Korea.  Scott, Marco, and Adam talk about the differences between big cities and smaller cities in South Korea, the different kinds of housing you can expect while living in Korea, and each of their own experiences they each have had with regards to their own housing and areas that they have lived in.
It’s a podcast of living conditions in South Korea for this episode of K-PoD!

Show Notes

  • 02:01

    Big cities vs small cities: Where does Changwon City fall on that scale.

  • 02:54

    Big Cities: Marco shares some of his experiences with visiting Seoul, South Korea.

  • 03:48

    Big Cities: Adam gives some of the differences with big cities compared to smaller cities and what can you expect with living in a big city.

  • 05:19

    Big Cities: Marco and Scott give some thoughts on big cities with comparison to cities back home in their own countries.

  • 06:25

    Are the foreign communities closer in the smaller the city you live in?

  • 07:41

    Big City:  Adam compares Busan to Changwon, South Korea.

  • 08:23

    The different types of housing in Korea and what you can expect with your job when coming to South Korea.

  • 10:19

    The guys talk about houses, villas, and apartments in South Korea.

  • 11:48

    Does the neighborhood in your city determine the size of your housing?

  • 12:38

    Housing allowance vs having your housing provided for you.

  • 13:35

    Each of the guys talk about their own experiences they have had and the different types of housing we’ve each lived in.

  • 15:40

    Making your home your home and judging your decisions on they amount of time you think you will be staying in Korea.

  • 17:20

    Scott tells about his first year in Korea and living in a classroom in his school.

  • 19:32

    A recap of the topics that we covered in this episode of K-PoD.

 

Direct Download:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/changwoner/ep64.mp3?stats-code=pk64

K-PoD: Life In Korea Podcast

Website:  https://k-pod-cast.com
Face Book:  https://goo.gl/mstEXJ
Email:  podcast@changwoner.com

This show is recorded at:
O’Briens Irish Bar & Restaurant
Facebook:  https://goo.gl/7iky24

This show is produced by:
Changwoner Entertainment
Website:  https://changwoner.com
Facebook:  https://goo.gl/P7SeJf

 

HOSTS

Scott
Scott is one of the original hosts of K-PoD (formally The Changwoner Podcast) and also the founder and producer of the show.  He is also the founder of Changwoner Entertainment.  He is from Newfoundland, Canada and has been living in Changwon, South Korea for almost 17 years.

https://goo.gl/VTk37j
https://goo.gl/qJv8ZX

Adam
Adam is one of the hosts of K-PoD.  He started as a host last season in 2018.  Adam is from Ontario, Canada and has lived in Changwon City, South Korea for 8 years.

https://goo.gl/UuKwLh
https://goo.gl/DHJ2Gt

Marco
Marco is now one of the new hosts of K-PoD.  Marco is from Columbus, OH, United States and has lived in Changwon City, South Korea for almost 3 years.

https://goo.gl/ZCX9Qe
https://goo.gl/w2G95c
https://kpop.global

Paul
Paul is one of the original hosts and founders of K-PoD (The Changwoner).  Paul is originally from England and he currently continues to live in Changwon City where he has lived for the past 16 years.

https://goo.gl/JGbYLA
https://goo.gl/1nrmQq

Listen and Subscribe on….

Subscribe to K-PoD in iTunes
RSS feed for K-PoD
Subscribe to K-PoD in Stitcher
Subscribe to K-PoD in tunein Radio
Subscribe to K-PoD in playerFM
Subscribe to K-PoD in playerFM
Subscribe to K-PoD on podbbang
Get it on Apple App Store
Listen on Google Play Music
Subscribe to K-PoD on Libsyn

Get it on Podbean

Get it on Google Play

If you would like to be a guest on K-PoD: Life In Korea, or have any questions for the show or regarding South Korea, or have something you’d like to promote, please contact us at
podcast@changwoner.com

#koreahousing #southkorea #expatskorea #expats #housingkorea #livinginkorea #korea #korealife #travel #seoul #busan #changwon #podcast #podcastkorea #kpod #changwoner

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Tune IN Tomorrow for Season 5

K-Pod: Life in Korea will be returning for it’s 5th season on March 4th, 2019.

 

Some of the topics covered in this season will be Location and Living Conditions in Korea, health care, Teaching and Student Age Ranges, Strange Things in Korea, OINK: Only In Korea and it’s FB group, Why Korea is Different than Home?, The Best and Worst Ways to Teach and Learn English, and more!

 

New stories, interviews, advice, and guests coming up on season 5!
Be sure to tune in and thanks for all those listeners of the years, new ones, and support^^

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