So I haven't updated for a while because I've been busy with life, the universe and job searching. I received an interview from the EPIK program and I didn't want to jinx it, so I didn't say anything.
BUT I GOT IT!!! I'M IN!!!
I'm currently gathering up all of my documents to send over to Korea so that I can officially be recommended to the department of education and officially get a contract.
Now I know that going to South Korea still sounds crazy at the moment, but a friend of mine sent me a notice that the US Embassy in Korea still sees no reason for concern or evacuation. Hopefully by August, things will have calmed down and war will have been avoided.
Sarah got in too! Which is really exciting, cause that means we will be able to be travel buddies again! I want to see tons of things in Korea, and try to get to the Great Wall of China and some parts of Japan too. I know I'm going there to work, but travel isn't far from my mind.
To think, I'm only 22 and I'll have lived in 3 different countries! I'm extremely nervous, but very excited. Now I just have to get all the paperwork in.
I'm having a slight dilemma, as there is another opportunity I want to take part in. Cornell has an internship program called tthe AIESEC Cornell Internship Program which is a global community in over 100 countries that has lots of business internships, including teaching abroad. I could join their database and look for an internship through them, or I could stay with the EPIK program and go to Korea like originally planned. I apparently can join the network at any time, so I was debating joining it before the end of my year in Korea to look for a job when I get home (another job abroad, that would be really awesome, wouldn't it?) and go through there, hoping that the internship turns into a full time job, or just a great springboard into new things. But I'm really excited about the EPIK program. I'm not sure what to do.
I guess if things go poorly in Korea in the next few months, I would still have the option of searching for a job through AIESEC... Meh, time will tell, but it's nice to finally have some options!