A Semi-Vegetarian Grocery Shopaholic’s Guide to Food Shopping in Seoul

By: Holly DeMuth

Technically, I’m a pescetarian, a designation so rarely referenced in print that my spell check doesn’t even recognize the word. This means that I eat vegetarian, except that I also eat seafood. Eggs, dairy, etc. are fine. Meat that doesn’t come out of the ocean is not. My reasons for this are boring and not relevant here, so I’ll skip to the useful bits.


[Video] Alumni Instagram Takeover - Teaching English in Seoul, South Korea as a Member of the LGBTQ+ Community

ITA alumna, Kinsey Jenkins, takes over the ITA Instagram Story to show us a day in her life living and teaching English in Seoul, South Korea as a member of the LGBTQ+ community.

3 Tips for Skillful Spending in Seoul, South Korea

By: Paige Butterfield

“You can save so much money teaching in South Korea!” They said. “You can pay off all your student loans and live freely!” They said.

While the Internet has a wealth of travel knowledge, it also has a lot of bullstuff. After some vigilant article- and blog-reading on saving cash in South Korea, I thought I was set. I’ll just pack up my things, teach, and fill my tub with Korean won in no time, I thought. What a surprise I had when I realized, not only are tubs extremely rare in Korean bathrooms, but also saving money in Seoul isn’t so simple.

Tips & Hacks for Getting Around Seoul, South Korea

Our ITA Alumni Ambassadors are living in some of the world's greatest cities. We asked them to give us their tips and hacks for navigating the streets and getting from one place to another. From trains, motorbikes and chicken buses, our ITA Alumni Ambassadors have you covered to get you where you need to go! Here, our lady on the ground Delia Nicole provides tips on how to nagivate your way around Seoul, South Korea!

Seoul Neighborhood Spotlight: Samcheong-dong

Our ITA Alumni Ambassadors are living in some of the world's greatest cities. We asked them to hit the streets and give us an inside look at their favorite neighborhoods to hang out and spend an afternoon. From the best coffee shops and restaurants, to the more off the beaten path hidden gems, our Alumni Ambassadors are on the ground abroad & ready to spill their tips!

Picking Up Peter Pan Syndrome - Teaching English in South Korea


By: Michael Geer

Sometimes it just hits you.  It hits you like a slap in the face, a ton of bricks, or a bolt of lightning in a clear sky.  Just all of a sudden...


"I'm living in South Korea!" This realization has hit me a number of times since moving overseas, occasionally I even say it audibly when this epiphany appears.  It's happened on my way to school when I look around to see my town surrounded by mountains instead of cornfields.  I've been hit by it while hopping onto the subway in Seoul, and while strolling down the beach in Busan.  I can't help it when it comes, like waves warmly washing over me.  It shoves aside all the stress and banalities of my everyday experience.  It lifts me up and opens my eyes, really opens them, and when it hits me I laugh.  Sure as the sun rises, I laugh!  Every time!