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Expat Report Review of Gyeonggi Suwon International School(GSIS-Suwon) in Suwon, Korea was published
Review-of-Gyeonggi Suwon International School(GSIS-Suwon)
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
School seems to have good extra curricular activities. However elementary grade kids dont get much of sports exposure.. may be sports focus is from 5th onwards. (Continue)
Expat Report Review of Gyeonggi Suwon International School in Suwon, Korea was published
Review-of-Gyeonggi Suwon International School
What advice would you give to someone considering enrolling their child in this school?
I would suggest to better look for international school in Seoul area due to below reasons :- Though the school fees of GSIS is fairly high, professionalism and standards are not that high. Though they have a good campus, it seems attitude and qualification of teachers may be lacking sometimes. So go for an international school in Seoul area. (Continue)
emg2107 posted Korean Work Visa Inquiry on the Korea forum:
Hi gang, I am relocating to Korea for work and there has been some confusion on what type of visa I should be applying for. I am a female US citizen, but both my parents are Korean citizens living in Korea (mom has US green card). I had dual citizenship until 2008, but renounced my Korean citizenship due to the older Korean laws of not being able to hold both. Originally I thought the F4 visa was the right route for me, and while the official language is not crystal clear on the requirements, it sounds like I would not be eligible with Korean national parents. They are not looking to renounce their Korean citizenship, so which visa am I meant to apply for if I'm looking to work in Korea for about the next 3 years. Thank you in advance for any insight! e
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emg2107 posted Korean Work Visa Inquiry on the Korea forum:
Hi gang, I am relocating to Korea for work and there has been some confusion on what type of visa I should be applying for. I am a female US citizen, but both my parents are Korean citizens living in Korea (mom has US green card). I had dual citizenship until 2008, but renounced my Korean citizenship due to the older Korean laws of not being able to hold both. Originally I thought the F4 visa was the right route for me, and while the official language is not crystal clear on the requirements, it sounds like I would not be eligible with Korean national parents. They are not looking to renounce their Korean citizenship, so which visa am I meant to apply for if I'm looking to work in Korea for about the next 3 years. Thank you in advance for any insight! e
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A reader commented on the Expat Report Living in Daejeon, Korea
Living-in-Daejeon
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?
A reader replied recently with:
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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