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Pictures of SG in the Spring


I know I haven’t included any pictures of my own in this blog entry and for that I apologize. I’m going to remedy that with a completely fluff blog entry that just consists of pictures now that it’s spring, and the apple trees are beginning to have leaves on them again!

Remember, I live in Y-gun, Y-eup (rough translation: Y county, Y town) but I work in SG-eup (SG town). That being said, SG is more rural than Y-eup.


Apple trees!


Trees with leaves!


The field right behind my bus stop!


Beautiful houses!


The gate to my school!

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“Pictures of SG in the Spring”

  1. Avatar May 7th, 2011 at 3:26 am Dad Says:

    Nice job in taking picture of the apple field and school in SG. Now I have a better picture of where you go to work everyday! Love, Dad

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안녕하세요! My name is Emily and when I started this blog I had received a 2010 – 2011 F*lbright grant to teach English in South Korea.  I then decided to apply to renew my grant, so I am now staying in Korea until July 2012. This blog is not an official F*lbright Program blog, and the views expressed are my own and not those of the F*lbright Program, the U.S. Department of State or any of its partner organizations.

I graduated from the University of Mary Washington with a degree in Philosophy Pre-Law and Classical Civilizations, and found myself 3 months later teaching English at SGHS. The town that I taught in, SG, is a small town of 12,000 people, an “읍” (eup) rather than a “시” (shi – city), and though it was sometimes hard teaching in such a small town I really enjoyed the unique experience of being the first foreign teacher SGHS had ever had. I lived in the largest part of the county which is significantly bigger (40,000 people) than the town the school is situated in, but is also considered rural by Korean standards.

During my second grant period (2011-2012) I decided to change schools and I currently teach at CPHS which is located in an even smaller town than previously, in Jeollanamdo.

This blog is meant to serve as a reflection not only of being a Native English Speaking teacher in Korea, but also of living as a foreigner in rural Korea.