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A reader commented on the Expat Report Living in Daejeon, Korea
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What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?
Daejeon offers a variety of activities for expats. There are book clubs, sports organizations, artist collectives, and volunteer opportunities. However, the frequency of participation tends to vary greatly, depending on the current expats living in Daejeon. Since the majority of the expats in Daejeon are EFL teachers serving one year contracts, there is quite a turnover and variance within the expat community. There is a monthly publication called the Daejeon Access that focuses on expat happenings. Also, other expat-oriented information can be found at hang-outs frequented by foreigners. Santa Claus (the best known bar in Daejeon) and Brickhouse (a very popular expat spot) are great places to plug into the Daejeon ex-pat "scene." (Continue)
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Hi, I just arrived from Sweden to Daejoen. You can contact me and maybe we can have an chat?
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Hello! I am a romanian girl living in Daejeon and I am desperately lokking for people that talk english spanish or french. I still haven't learned korean but I manage. I would really like to make some friends. If somebody is interested please give me a message. Thanks a lot :)
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Expat Report Review of SFS British School in Seoul, Korea was published
Review-of-SFS British School
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
The main building of British School is a bit older than the others in the campus, but pretty well managed. Theater, soccer fields, cafeteria, etc are nicely managed in good condition. (Continue)
BALL HOCKEY MANIACS, LEND ME YOUR EARS... Canada Ball Hockey Korea (CBHK) is once again recruiting a few good men and women for our 14th season of play, which will begin this March. Old and new players alike are welcome to start registering at www.cbhk.org now. The league is limited to the first 120 people to have registered and paid. If you register and complete your payment after the league fills up you will be put on a waiting list. Don't let this happen to you! WHEN: The 2015 Spring League will open up with two (free) MANDATORY rookie camps on Sunday, February 22nd (2:30PM – 5:00PM) and Saturday, February 28th (11:30AM – 2:00PM). All rookies must attend one of these camps or attend a pick-up session (held every Sunday) between now and the draft. Failure to do so will prevent you from playing this season. Official league games and playoffs will begin on Sunday, March 1st and continue through to Saturday, June, 13th. Game times will either be from 10:00-12:00, 12:00 - 14:00, 14:00 - 16:00, 16:00 - 18:00 or 18:00 - 20:00 every Sunday. Exceptions: Two Sundays will be left off the schedule for possible make-up games and some playoff games will be played on Saturday, May 30th, for the bottom four teams in the standings and Saturday, June 13th, which will be the day of the Finals. LOCATION OF THE RINK: Sports Complex, Seoul. (Central and very convenient to get too.). DIRECTIONS TO THE RINK: A map with full directions to the rink are provided on the main page of our website. LOCATION OF HOCKEY/OTHER SUPPLIES SHOPS: They can be found on our website under the Forum section. CLOTHING NEEDED: Team Shirt (provided) and then whatever other exercise gear you feel comfortable in and running shoes. Nothing more. We RUN. GEAR NEEDED: You will need at least a hockey stick. Other gear is up to you. TEAMS, SPONSORS AND CAPTAINS: Names of teams, sponsors and captains vary from season to season. Please refer to our website. REGISTRATION FACTS: (What You Get) 1. Eligibility for the Spring, 2015 Entry Draft which will take place on February 28th, 2015. Each player will be drafted on to one of 10 teams and be provided beer at the draft party. 2. Team Shirt and Mouth Guards. 3. Four months (up to 15 weeks of ball hockey INSANITY from March to June). 4. Weekly stats of all players (Goals, Assists, Points) and goalies (GAA, Wins, SO) displayed on our website. 5. Use of a communal stick when you first come out, full goalie equipment (if you are a goalie) and world class rink facilities (boards/ official size nets/faceoff circles located on the site of the 1988 Olympic Games). 6. Discounted prices from our league sponsors. Please refer to the website for updates on this year's sponsors. 7. Bragging rights, if you outperform your mates. 8. A forum to build solid relationships, friendships and networking via league members and our website. 9. Being part of one of the largest expat groups in all of Korea. 10. Being part of the largest Ball Hockey Organization in all of Asia. 11. The chance to win the CBHK CUP!!! 12. The League Banquet (Award Ceremony, Buffet, Beer and Hard Liquor) will be held on Saturday, June 13th, following the Championship Games. 13. 150,000W (160,000 won if you are paying after February 14th) worth of dead weight removed from your wallet and invested into something that will DRASTICALLY improve your quality of life in Korea, socially, emotionally and physically. Register at the league's website -www.cbhk.org ASAP to reserve your spot for this season. All league payments must be received by February 28th (NO EXCEPTIONS). Payments can be made to: Name: Robert Gibson KEB Account #: 620-204950-746. After transferring the money, please let him know so he can confirm receiving your payment. Text him at 010-9028-3469 or email him at robgibs@gmail.com League numbers are limited to the first 120 people to register and pay. For further information please refer to our website, email us at cbhk.info@gmail.com or call Rob Gibson at the above number. Once that's done your world just got a whole lot better. Don't miss out on this opportunity and be ready to play some ball hockey this spring. We guarantee that it will be one of the best things you will ever do during your stay in Korea. Check out the publicity we have received locally and internationally, which includes player testimonials regarding the league and for additional information about us as well. This is who we are. ARTICLES: 1. Hockey For Expats Goes Beyond The Ice http://news.naver.com/main/read.nhn?mode=LSD&mid=sec&sid1=001&oid=044&aid=0000078160& 2. Big Rock Teams http://news.naver.com/main/read.nhn?mode=LSD&mid=sec&sid1=001&oid=044&aid=0000078159& 3. Sticks Clash In Seoul Season Finale http://news.naver.com/main/read.nhn?mode=LSD&mid=sec&sid1=001&oid=044&aid=0000079202& 4. Hockey Holds Preseason Draft http://news.naver.com/main/read.nhn?mode=LSD&mid=sec&sid1=001&oid=044&aid=0000080436& 5. Ball Hockey Season Set to Commence http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/special/2010/05/177_50693.html 6. Hockey Season Starts Sunday http://news.naver.com/main/read.nhn?mode=LSD&mid=sec&sid1=001&oid=044&aid=0000084966 7. New Ball Hockey Season Starts http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/special/2010/02/177_39273.html 8. Hockey League Oasis in Korea Is Platform for All http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/special/2009/12/177_57307.html 9. Hockey League Hits Its Stride http://www.koreaherald.com/lifestyle/Detail.jsp?newsMLId=20100226000062 10. Where Canadians Go, So To Does Hockey http://www.koreaherald.com/lifestyle/Detail.jsp?newsMLId=20100607001779 11. Still Got Game - Age Doesn't Stop Player From Giving His All In Hockey by league member Jon Rabiroff http://www.stripes.com/military-life/still-got-game-1.102455 12. Canada Ball Hockey League Set To Start Fall Season http://www.koreaherald.com/lifestyle/Detail.jsp?newsMLId=20100817000568 13. Ball hockey Cup Brings Korean, Hong Kong Expatriates Together http://www.koreaherald.com/lifestyle/Detail.jsp?newsMLId=20101012000602 14. Canada hockey league gets ball rolling for spring season http://www.koreaherald.com/lifestyle/Detail.jsp?newsMLId=20120207000795 15. Canadian Stories - Embassy of Canada Newsletter http://www.myzenic.com/html/canada/201001/newsletter_eng.html 16. Hockey Community Grows in Seoul http://nwww.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20130108000658 17. Ball Hockey In Korea Gears Up For Season 10 http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2013/01/177_128505.html We have also been featured in the following publications: 1. Eloquence Magazine 2. Groove Magazine (in print and online at www.groovekorea.com ( ball hockey links can be found at http://groovekorea.com/search/node/ball%20hockey ) 3. 10 Magazine 4. KBS Radio 5. TBS Radio VIDEOS and PHOTOS: (Numerous clips/videos and photos of league members and league games can be found online) 1. www.youtube.com Type " CBHK " into the search box. You will find clips of league games, promotions and events by a number of current and past league members as well as interviews by Rajnesh Sharma. 2. www.facebook.com – CBHK – Canada Ball Hockey Korea (photos and videos). WEBSITE: 1.www.cbhk.org AWESOME AWESOME POWER!!!! GAME ON!!!!
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caai234 posted Looking for a lawyer on the Korea forum:
Looking for a lawyer who does debt collections. Thought I had found one, but the Korean guy took advantage of my lack of legal terms in Korean. I do speak decent Korean, but not at all good with the contract terms in Korean. Any location in S. Korea will do. Also, does anyone know if legal malpractice is one of the specialties for Korean lawyers? I saw medical malpractice but not legal listed. Thank you.
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BC certified school in Seoul is accepting applications for teaching positions to start in January and August. Must be BC certified or able to get BC certification. Benefits include housing, utilities allowance, and return airfare. To apply, send cover letter and resume to intedconsulting@gmail.com.
Hello, all! I'm looking for volunteer opportunities in Seoul, ideally near Gangnam or accessible by public transportation, for a 19-year-old American college student who will be in Korea for three months early next year. Anything is good, but if you have anything working with children that's probably the best. Something that can be done daily or a couple times a week for his entire stay would be ideal. Thanks so much for your help! It can be difficult to find things like this online.
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Janelee posted International clinic in Daejeon on the Korea forum:
Hello guys. I am in charge of Konyang university hospital in Daejeon. If you’re looking for a good general hospital which is English available in daejeon, this is the right place. Konyang university hospital is general hospital. Every departments are in here and every doctors are specialized in each field. If you don’t know Korean at all, do not worry. We have international clinic which supports 3 languages: English, Chinese, Russian. Employees will assist you from reception to payment. Doctors can speak English, but if you need more help, the employees help you to communicate well. Finally, if you need any sorts of test, visit us. We are specialized in Visa test, health check and STD screening test. Contract: +82 042-600-6654 (302-718) Konyang Univ. Hospital 685 Gasuwon-dong seo-gu, Daejon, Korea Bus: 114, 201, 202, 211, 216, 1 Get off at Konyang university hospital intersection. Hospital is just near by the bus stop.
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2015 WINTER CAMP with ICS INTERNATION SCHOOL And KOREA JOONGANH DAILY For Elementary, Middle, and High School Students. We invite all of you to the ICS International school English camp. You don’t have to travel overseas or study abroad to learn English. ICS International school camp adopts American education programs and curriculums to create an atmosphere and environment in where talented Korean students can study, communicate, read and write English. It is a step closer to become a global leader. ICS International School Winter Camp. Teachers : Native Teachers working in ICS International school. Curriculums: Camp consist of actual curriculums and programs taught in ICS international school and various additional programs to approach critical and logical thinking. Camp focuses on learning fluent English speaking, writing, reading and debate programs from native professional English teachers. Reading class is taught with joonang English newspaper and other additional program includes speech contest, presentation, field trip, gym and etc. Courses: 1st – 2015 1.6 ~ 23 (3 weeks) 2nd- 2015 2.9~26 (2 weeks) Location: Gangnam ICS international school (international Christian Summerhill) To apply: Log in to the website -> apply for level test with the payment (50,000won) -> level test -> class placement -> completed. Application through phone call is also possible. Placement test (L/T) : 2014 December 1st, 15th, 22nd (Tuesday) 4pm ~5pm (must apply previously) Applicants: elementary to high school students who want to experience international school programs. Students who want to improve reading writing listening and speaking in English. Students who had studied abroad or Students who are considering to study abroad. ICS International School is also open for new admission. ICS international school has applied Bob Jones curriculums to our education system. Bob Jones curriculum has been practiced and educated in many Christian schools in United States and has applied to AACS, WASC, and ACSI officially. After-school program includes Literature class, English focus, TOEFL Class, SAT Class, and Ivy League Preparation Class.
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bjccot replied to the thread Work Visa Question on the Korea forum:
sje1987 initially posted:
Hi, does anyone know if it's possible to apply for a work visa when outside of your home country? For example, I have a British passport and I'm currently living and working in China but I want to get a teaching job in South Korea in the future. Would I have to return to the UK to apply or could I just go to a South Korean consulate in China or maybe another country? I only ask as I was able to do this with my Chinese Z visa whilst on a tourist visa in Thailand and wondered if I could do the same again. Thanks.
bjccot replied most recently with:
Recent experience for U.S. citizen in Korea on tourist visa, applied for jobs in Korea: lots of paperwork required from US, but not required to physically return to US. However, all are required to pick up the visa from a Korean consulate (i.e. outside Korea). It is efficiently automated, but...depending on the consulate, they may keep your passport 1-3 days.
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