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Last Weekend in Korea

My last weekend in Korea was perfectly relaxing and simple. I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. I decided on Friday afternoon to take a last minute trip to Seoul to meet up with Julia. I hadn’t seen her … Continue reading

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The Opportunity of a Lifetime

Have you ever left a place and had it feel final? Knowing it’s a possibility that you may never get back there or that you may never see some of the people again? That’s how this feels. The finality of … Continue reading

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School Festivals

A benefit of my school and placement is the small community and active involvement of parents and staff. Everyone works tirelessly for the students to have a well-rounded educational experience at Yuchon Elementary School. One of the unique things about … Continue reading

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Final Seoul Weekend

Last weekend, Fulbright and KAEC hosted all of the ETAs for a final dinner in Seoul. Many of us headed to Seoul on Friday to maximize our time together for one last hurrah. I joined a group of friends to … Continue reading

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Southern Adventure

This past weekend will easily be remembered as one of my favorite weekends of my grant year. It was my last chance for a bigger trip and I decided to head to the southwest city of Mokpo, the city of … Continue reading

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June 14-16

One of the best parts of living in a small town is the undeniable sense of community. My school has a great network of teachers, students, and parents who play an active role in school life. Some of the mothers … Continue reading

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Katie’s Big Adventure!

My parents, Momma and Poppa Coyne, and my sister Katie set out a few weeks ago on their two country tour. The trip began with a visit to my brother Timmy in France, where he just finished a year of … Continue reading

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Jeju Furey Volleyball Tournament

One of the items on my Korean bucket list was a trip to Jeju-do for some beach time. Last summer, I found out about a charity beach volleyball tournament held there twice a year. I figured this would be a … Continue reading

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May Travels

5/3-5/5 Children’s Day/Seoul In honor of Children’s Day on May 5th, my school had a family sports day on Friday May 3rd. The whole school community, faculty and parents included, participated in a run around town. Due to rain, we … Continue reading

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End of April

Talk about a long absence! Please accept my sincerest apologies of not keeping up with the blog. Teaching, hanging out with friends, traveling, and just living got in the way. Now it is time for a serious update. Weekend travels: … Continue reading

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