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Returning from a Gap Year: 9 Tips to Starting Over

Here are 7 tips to Starting Over:

• Find a job… any job.

It doesn’t matter what your major or career was before you left.

December 3, 2012 10
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Returning from a Gap Year & the Morbid idea of Starting Over

Returning to the U.S. after two years abroad was the bravest move I could make.

It also occasionally has felt like the stupidest.

There’s only one fear which plagues the backseat of every gap year | long-term traveler| expat’s insecurity…

November 25, 2012 25
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Coming home after a gap year? Well, get ready for a shock…

How did it feel being back in the U.S.? I’m going to be honest. It kinda blew.

October 22, 2012 83
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5 Tips for Expats in Korea

So the new troops are rolling in! Yes, a new batch of EPIKers just arrived in Daegu this Thursday to fill the district’s request to have at least one Native English speaker (NET) in each school starting this semester. It’s all a part of the Korean Ministry of Education’s eager plan to boost the country’s appetite and mastery…

August 29, 2010 2
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Culture Shock in Korea

So you live in a new country, you’ve got a new job, you’re working out the variables of navigating new food, new work relationships, cultural and communication barriers… so why are you depressed? Welcome to culture shock. Nothing you do can prepare you for what you think you will or won’t experience when you move abroad.

April 26, 2010 6
My Korean bathroom (sink/toilet/shower compressed in the same room) is smaller than my NYC apt bathroom
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Life in Korea | GRRRL Goes Whimpery with her new life in Korea

I’m gonna start my Korean blogging with my first “real” GRRRL whimper… the moment when “yours truly” turned girlie whiny and wanted to book the first flight home!

March 2, 2010 36
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Solo Travel for Women: How to Hurdle your Fears of Traveling Alone

There are two fears to my becoming a first time female solo traveler. Unless I find a way to deal with these saboteurs, my solo travel plans are still-born and I will not clear my hurdle.

October 28, 2009 6

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