Category: Living in Korea

Information on surviving and enjoying life on the Peninsula.

Music Hagwons near Camp Humphreys

If you haven’t already, first read my post on “What is a Hagwon and What you can expect as a Foreigner!”  Music 음악 Like TaeKwonDo’s, there are lots of Piano Hagwons in Paengseong. Some of them also offer recorder, bamboo flute and ocarina lessons as well. Most of the Hagwons target younger students but some will take …

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Art Hagwons near Camp Humprheys

If you haven’t already, first read my post on “What is a Hagwon and What you can expect as a Foreigner!” The immediate Paengseong area has very few options for art and fashion hagwons. I hope when I get up into AK Plaza I will find more. The easiest way to find these locations is to …

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What is a Hagwon and What to Expect?

I started a project to give Humphreys residents, especially families, more options for their education, personal enrichment and daycare needs beyond the main gate. Camp Humphreys is in a state of massive transition and until the dust settles from all the construction and movement of units, families are feeling the strain. As of March, 2017, this …

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So, You Want to Send your Kids to a Korean School

I am stationed in South Korea with my Family, can my Children go to an offpost School? According to the Korean Education Act, all foreigners are welcome in Korean schools. However, a school may deny new students for many reasons such as class sizes, finances, district lines etc and each school has its own regulations …

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Social Media and Apps for Camp Humphreys Residents

Social Media Resources for Camp Humphrey’s and Pyeongtaek Residents You’ll notice I am only posting Facebook groups. Twitter, Pinterest etc are available for Camp Humphreys but when there is important information, Facebook gets the fastest updates. Plus, the photo albums and group search functions hold valuable information in a more accessible way than other social media …

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What Furniture to Bring to Camp Humphreys, Korea as USFK

This is a topic of some serious debate and everyone has their own opinions on which household goods should come to Korea and what should stay in storage. Here at Camp Humphreys, new off-post villas are built every month that have more space than on-post housing and traditional Korean homes. The town of Paengseong knows …

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