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Week 8: Until We Meet Again…

Published by Melody Hong
Wow, I’m already on the last legs of my South Korea experience…. It’s a little surreal to imagine. Two months …
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Busan beach

Bowling. Busan. Bye.

Published by Youlim Kim
I’ve never been a good bowler. When I was a wee lass, I used to go to GattiTown (kinda like …
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New Face

Published by James Feng
Before we started teaching at Wooridul, I told myself that leaving this school would not be as hard as leaving …
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Week 7: Group Blog

Published by Melody Hong and Brock Salzman
The second week at Wooridul was much easier than the first. We started to get a hang of the different …
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New School

Published by Brock Salzman
This week was our first experience with our second site, Woorideul School. Although it shares the same goal, educating foreign students, …
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Introductions at the morning assembly

Group Blog #6 DukeEngage South Korea

Published by Peining Yang & Brandon Bui
This week, our group began teaching at Woorideul School (우리들학교), a specialized academy for North Korean refugees and Korean-Chinese who have …
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Thank You Jiguchon, Saranghae

Week 5: Goodbyes

Published by Melody Hong
This week was our last and final week at Jiguchon, and it was a whirlwind of emotions. Our last class …
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안녕 Jiguchon!

Published by Peining Yang
And that’s a wrap! Well, for now.   This week we completed our teaching journey at Jiguchon School. Over the …
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Youlim explaining the rules of Four Corners to Jake and Jack.

Silent Inner Conflicts

Published by Jea Hyun Kim
Peace. As soon as I stepped into the classroom for this week, my mind was shouting for this one word. …
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Brandon gets mobbed by six 1st graders...and we thought last week was difficult.

Week 4 Group Blog: Chorus or Chaos

Published by James Feng and Youlim Kim
None of us realized just how hard teaching could be until we started teaching first and second graders. The First …
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