Very few countries can compete with the infrastructure of the city. Also, international exposure is a huge plus.
Working in a foreign setting is tough. be sure to soak in/learn the local culture, and avoid being recluse as isolating as it can feel at times
I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at SMOE.
Scheduled a phone interview, which lasted about 20 minutes. About a week later, I got an email from my recruiter saying that I had passed, although I wouldn't know my exact placement until later. I think I benefited from getting all of my documents in right away and being interviewed early on. My interviewer was very friendly and seemed receptive when I mentioned that I had studied Korean a little bit. Some other teachers I met in Korea seemed to have a more difficult interview.
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