Explore The Great Opportunities To Teach English In Korea

There are many schools in Korea where one can teach English. If you possibly have an interest to teach in Korea, then it is recommendable for you to explore the great opportunities to teach English in the many private and public schools. These opportunities enable English teachers to earn a good living, to experience the Korean culture and have an amazing travel experience in the country. However, when seeking job placements in the country, it is always essential to utilize well reputed agencies so as to get connected with the best schools and for a smooth experience when seeking a visa to work in the country.

Teaching English in this country is an incredible opportunity to lead a unique lifestyle. Korea has a rich culture and teachers get to socialize with locals and students as they explore the best sides of what the country has to offer. Once you get a job placement in the country, you will find that the experience will also help you to discover and learn more about yourself. The country is peaceful and students are always willing to learn. This means that teachers have an opportunity to impact the life of students because it is not only all about teaching, but also making friends and exchanging ideas with them.

There are many lucrative opportunities to teach in Korea because the country needs English teachers. It needs teachers for the country to grow economically, socially and culturally. This is attributed to the fact that there are many people from different parts of the world flock to Korea as visitors for business, vacation, to study and to work. Therefore, for these people to communicate efficiently, they have to know English. What’s more, the country hosts global meetings and sports events that attract a large number of people from different parts of the globe. For them to communicate they have to know English whether it is for a business deal or a social talk.

Korea is indeed a vibrant country and it offers lots of entertainment. There are many places to visit, things to see, cultural events to participate in and historic sites to visit for those who love history. For this reason, teaching English in Korea offers an incredible opportunity for teachers to enjoy a great traveling experience and enjoy the best of different worlds. You gain an incredible experience while travelling to different parts of Korea and while working in the country hence, making your experience a memorable and exciting one.

If you teach English in Korea, you will get to interact with young students and enjoy an experience of a lifetime. Additionally, there are many benefits to enjoy bearing in mind that it is rated one of the best countries in the world, where teaching English is fun, exciting and offers many opportunities because many students love the language. What’s more it is a diverse country with great schools and amazing citizens. Therefore, it is always a two-way learning experience for both the teacher and the student. The opportunities offer an incredible experience while enabling you to improve your life with good pay.

Korea – A Medical Travel and Medical Tourism Hotspot

As a natural extension of the export-driven economy and the outcome-oriented medical care industries that exist here today, people from around the globe have begun to travel to Korea for quality, affordable care and this is a prime example of a new trend taking hold in developed and developing nations around the world.

The government of Korea, specifically the Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI), has taken a leading role in creating a global awareness of Korea’s standing in the medical community. They have completed several initiatives that, taken together, create a platform for international customer satisfaction in the medical industry and a delivery framework within which medical providers must work. This has created a standardized offering of great medical care whose message has begun to resonate with consumers in the US.

As the Medical Travel industry has matured over the past several years, many experts agree that we are on the cusp of a large scale adoption of medical travel by corporations in the form of modified or expanded employee benefit options. In this article we will explore the self-funded group health plan model, the increasing trend of adoption of medical travel benefits by group health plans and what differentiates an association plan model from a standalone plan design.

It is important to point out that the plan designs discussed in this article have been adopted by several employers already, including large multinational corporations, and are in the process of being implemented by several more self-funded groups at this time. This experience in the industry has resulted in an offering that has been developed and then iteratively refined over time to enhance its relevance to the corporate buyer. The ongoing work with employers from many different industry groups continues to bring innovative change to this platform creating an evolving offering that is ultimately designed by the consumer, not the supplier.

When an employer or other group that provides health care coverage to its members (union, government, etc.) evaluates its alternatives for funding that health care, they have several options. In a very general sense, the two ends of the spectrum are a “fully insured” health care plan and a self-funded plan. Using a fully insured plan design means that the employer pays a fixed premium to an insurance company to cover their group and that any claims made against the group are paid by the insurance company. Electing a self-funded plan design, for all intents and purposes, means that the employer will assume the role of the insurance company and will pay any claims made against the group. This is a spectrum so there a theoretically infinite number of ways of designing a plan that uses some aspects of both of the above, and a wide range of commercial products that use partial insurance and partial self-funding to optimize cost containment for the employer.

While insurance products are subject to state-by-state regulation, when employers elect a self-funded plan design they are subject to the federal regulations known as ERISA. This alone can make a good argument for self-funding for employers with facilities or employees located in many different states because it enables them to create a single plan to cover all of their US employees without needing to stay up-to-date, or pay a national insurance company to stay up-to-date, with the regulations of each state in which they operate. Using a self-funded platform for providing employee benefits also allows the employer a far greater degree of control over what benefits are offered and exactly how they are offered, as well as the ability to change the availability and coverage levels of specific benefits within the plan at any time they see fit. It is for these reasons and many more that most large employers (those with more than 1000 employees) choose to self-fund their health benefit plans. In fact, some groups as small as 30 members can comfortably self-fund their benefit plans so long as the demographics and claim history of the group make it financially attractive.

Travel Health Disaster – Mosquitoes and Cellulitis

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When traveling, the biggest fear for people in regards to mosquitoes is the transmission of malaria. This is completely understandable as malaria is a deadly disease and can at the least really ruin a person’s vacation. For me, mosquitoes pose a far more sinister threat. I have terrible allergic reactions to bug bites, especially mosquito bites, that I just can’t help scratching. These irritating, itchy, little red bites turn into half-dollar sized maroon welts when I get my nails on them. The skin around the welts turns to a light red color and also fill with fluid. There is a slight burning sensation to go along with the itch and the general discomfort that I would feel with a limb swollen with fluid. This all sounds like fun doesn’t it? Such an outbreak occurred for me on a trip I took eight years ago to South Korea.

I was staying overnight at a Buddhist temple high in the mountains outside of Daegu with my girlfriend of the time. Since we were staying at a temple, it was strictly forbidden to share a room with a member of the opposite sex,so I was placed in a room with young Korean man who spoke no English. This went perfectly with the fact that I spoke no Korean, so we nodded to each other and laid down on our mats in the room. I am a notoriously bad sleeper when it is hot, and that evening it was VERY hot. While my roommate slept in pants and completely covered by his blanket, I elected to cool down as much as possible by removing my blanket and rolling my shorts up as high as I could. This is where my great mistake occurred.

During the evening my happy Korean roommate had gotten up and opened the door to our room to allow some air flow. Unfortunately, more than just evening air came into the room. I awoke the next morning covered in big, itchy mosquito bites all over my legs. Soon the scratching began. It took no more than twenty-four hours for my bites to become infected. Cellulitis had set in all over my legs. My right leg had turned almost entirely red with the above noted maroon welts like polka dots all over my legs. My foot had become swollen to almost double its normal size. Walking on my feet could only be described as if someone had inserted a layer of jell-o under my skin which jiggled ever so nicely with each and every step. A course of topical solutions and antibiotics (and a steroid shot in my butt to boot!) helped to quell the infection. Unfortunately, the symptoms began on day three of the trip and did not fully go away until day fifteen of my seventeen day journey.

I was still able to enjoy my time in South Korea even though everywhere I went I stood out not just as the tall Caucasian but also as a leper. There’s real truth behind when people tell you to not scratch your mosquito bites. I know that I can’t help it so I do the next best thing: I keep a pair of nail clippers with me at all times. If I can’t keep my fingers from scratching, I can keep my nails from doing any real damage.