I’m really grateful for one aspect of my job, in particular. That is that, by design, I spend my days among South Koreans who are talking about their lives. Our topics include social situations, families, dreams, education, goals, frustrations, dating, cultural comparisons, and current events. And, in addition, there are also many opportunities to go out to lunch or dinner with students, who then become friends outside of the language learning realm.
It’s a total blessing for me to learn what Korean culture is through individuals, rather than as a amorphous group sterotype.