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Volunteering at Mulmangcho!

Volunteering at Mulmangcho!

  For a long time I have wanted to get involved with helping North Korean refugees while I live in Korea. Last year, with the crazy bus schedule I thought it would be impossible, so I never pursued any opportunities to help out.     This year, while browsing meetup.com one day I saw an opportunity to volunteer at Mulmangcho  School. It is an alternative school for North Korean refugees and one of the options it to volunteer to teach…

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English Frustrations

English Frustrations

In May, I went to a meeting about a volunteer English program through the city of Incheon, called Camglish.  I am responsible for teaching three students 1 hour a week through google hangouts via webcam. I thought it would be an interesting opportunity and a chance to help students out that no longer had a native, English teacher at their school.  I was assigned three third year middle school boys. I have to say there are times when the classes…

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Christmas Party at Aemin Orphanage

Christmas Party at Aemin Orphanage

    I have a good friend I have met here that volunteers a lot and I was always inspired by him. One day I happened to notice that he was going to volunteer on an event on facebook and I thought to myself, why don’t I sign up as well. I was a bit apprehensive about volunteering by myself in a foreign country at first but this experience at the Aemin Orphange made me feel more comfortable with it.