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  1. Thread: South Korea

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    Hi Ruth - I am! Enjoy your trip over. Incheon airport is great!
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    I'm in Korea as well - bundang.

    It's so frikkin hot here! Loving everything so far.
  3. Thread: South Korea

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    SMOE have stated two things in the last week:

    1. All applicants must now have a 100 hour TEFL course, and
    2. Places are now being given on a first come first serve basic (On paperwork being sent...
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    Thanks for the number to the main switchboard - I...

    Thanks for the number to the main switchboard - I called them but they don't have any information, they told me to call the legalisation department. When I told them they haven't answered the phone...
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    This paperwork is killing me. I sent off a degree confirmation letter (which was signed and noterised) to the Foreign and Commonwealth office early last week, and so far have heard NOTHING. I have...
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    I just asked my girlfriend who's Korean - she...

    I just asked my girlfriend who's Korean - she said that it depends on the plumbing for whatever type of place you'll be in. Many of the older buildings have smaller pipes so you're suppose to put...
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    I applied to GEPIK and SMOE initially, and GEPIK said they would return the cost of the flight whatever it was - just to get a direct economy flight. SMOE is a bit different, they said they'd refund...
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    Yeah exactly, Seoul Metropolitan Office of...

    Yeah exactly, Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education. SMOE give you 500,000 won a month housing allowance if you don't take the apartment, but of course Seoul is more expensive to rent an apartment...
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    I'd probably take the apartment, depending on its...

    I'd probably take the apartment, depending on its location from the school. Thinking of schools, do you people on EPIK know your school/location already? SMOE doesn't release that info until you're...
  10. Thread: South Korea

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    Who gave you a deadline, EPIK? I'm with SMOE...

    Who gave you a deadline, EPIK?

    I'm with SMOE and the agency haven't given me a 'deadline' per se, just to get them in "as soon as possible".
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    Sounds unlucky man, at least you have the...

    Sounds unlucky man, at least you have the documents sorted, though. It's a bit of pressure all right, one wrong thing on one document could void your whole application.
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    Thanks for the advice. I went along to a...

    Thanks for the advice. I went along to a solicitor and he notorised both my degree confirmation letter and transcript and only asked for a donation to a charity - very cool. I was worried it would...
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    Has anyone applied to SMOE through Koreaconnections? If so, what's your experience been like?

    I'm having a fair bit of trouble getting my documents. Does anyone in the U.K. know how to get your...
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