Ambassador City Fact Sheet: Gumi, South Korea

To help our students and graduates make a smooth transition to their new lives teaching English abroad, we've enlisted our ITA Ambassadors to provide us with insider facts and tips for making the most of life in cities around the globe like Gumi, South Korea.

Whether it's finding an English-speaking doctor, opening a bank account, or simply finding a supermarket where you can find the odd comfort food from home (peanut butter!), our ambassadors have actionable on-the-ground-tips to help you feel at home in your new home city.  Please note that things change and we will do our best to keep these "Fact Sheets" updated over time and that current and future ambassadors will continue to provide the most accurate and up-to-date information possible.

Teach English Online with BoxFish & BlingABC - Alumni Q&A with Kelly Schultz

What is your citizenship?

I am a US citizen.

What city and state are you from?

I am from Morgan, Minnesota.

How old are you?

I am 26 years old.

Do you teach English online from within the USA or abroad? If abroad, where are you located?

I teach English online while country hopping around Asia. I am currently located in Seoul, South Korea but have taught online while in Taiwan, Thailand, Cambodia, and Malaysia.

Alumni Video: Teaching English in South Korea with Paige Butterfield

ITA alumna Paige Butterfield never traveled abroad prior to taking the International TEFL Academy Online TEFL Certification Class and heading to Asia to teach English in South Korea.

In this alumni video, Paige discusses why she decided to get TEFL certified with International TEFL Academy before heading over to Seoul, South Korea.  She addresses the rewards and challenges of moving to a new country and adjusting to her new life. Paige describes some of the highlights of life in South Korea and offers some handy pieces of advice for those who follow in her footsteps on the adventure of teaching English in Asia.