Hi guys. You guys are so helpful and nice here, that I thought I'd just ask:
Can someone give me a general run down of what it takes to move to Korea? Not permanently, just for about 6-12 months?
I'm not totally serious about this, but for a while now, I've been feeling like I need a HUGE life change. I have a yearning for Korea and I'm going mad sitting around in Australia. I want something different and I want to find out more about... me and where I was born etc etc. I currently live in Australia (God it's boring here), so moving from here to Korea is probably a bit similar to those of you in the US (legally speaking and stuff).
For work, well... I'm a teacher, so I'd probably just look into teaching English or something.
But I know absolutely nothing about moving to another country for a while. Where would I start? Is there somewhere online I could start researching? How would I go about getting/finding a place to live?
typically contracts are 12 months - but hiring is essentially year-round (demand is higher than supply). You also have one thing in your favor - you're a traditional teacher and qualifications are quite helpful: http://bug254.livejournal.com/10713.html
and as far as a place to live - it's free by your employer. good thing too - the Korean real estate market is tricky.
oh and it is not at all uncommon for you to get a work visa and your husband to pick up and move with.
whether you live out in the sticks, in the city, or on 제주, you still get a free place to call home. and seeing as how the rent is free no matter what (99% always true) i couldn't tell you the price per week. if I were to guess, I believe the housing allowance is $300/month if you opt out and find your own place to live. I'm not entirely sure on that one though - I imagine it varies by company and school district.