3. Of the other people that you have met, that are non-Korean, what is the average age range? [I’m afraid that the other people there from the U.S. and other countries will all be fresh out of college and I won’t have ANYTHING in common with them]
The average age range here is between 22-35 years old. You will meet plenty of people here from the U.S., other countries, and Koreans that you will have more than you think in common with. Again, be open to meeting new people and learning and growing from those opportunities.
4. What recruiting company did you use? Were your accommodations provided (i.e., airfare, apartment, insurance, etc.)? [I came across one company on the internet that would pay for the flight and accommodations, but I was a little skeptical of them…]
I had a friend who was already down here and he referred me. Make sure you do your research and find the best company that has your interest at heart. All companies may not offer the same accommodations that I received from my recruiter. Stand firm in what you are looking for and do not be afraid to ask your recruiter questions and if he is not able to deliver just know that there are other recruiters out there that will be more than willing to help you. You are a commodity and you have something that they are looking for and they will pay to capitalize on your skills. It is a win win situation. You speak English and they are paying for you to live and teach abroad for 1 year. You gain a new appreciation and perspective on life living abroad.
I hope that I was able to answer your questions. I answered them as openly and honestly as possible. Please know these responses are based on my experience. If there is anything else I can do to help please feel free to email me. If you decide to come to Korea please let me know. Lastly, if you are still trying to figure out if you want to come or not ask yourself this, "Why not come Korea?" There is no better time then the present. I would encourage you to go for it! It is a wonderful opportunity and experience, but most importantly pray and ask God, if this is something that he wants you to do.
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.