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New School New Experience

Published by Valentina Saavedra
New School This week our DESK group started working at the school for North Korean refugees here in Seoul. Unlike …
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So Long, Farewell Jiguchon

Published by James Feng
Goodbyes suck. They’re hard and frankly, I’m not very good at them. I’m usually the person who waves and says …
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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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Group Blog – South Korea Week 5

Published by Jea Kim, Valentina Saavedra
JEA’S SECTION <Farewell to the Adorables> Maybe four weeks was way too short. During the last week at Jiguchon, we …
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Goodbye Jiguchon

Published by Brock Salzman
This week marked our final time at the Jiguchon School. All the relationships we had formed over the past four …
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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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Hello, Sorak Mountain!

안녕, Goodbye and Hello

Published by Youlim Kim
This past week was filled with goodbyes and hellos. Goodbye Jiguchon Our time at Jiguchon had come to an end. …
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A Difficult Farewell

Published by Brandon Bui
This week, I experienced language barriers, sad farewells, and unprecedented bonding. Going into this week of teaching, I was aware …
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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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