Teaching English in South Korea (Dream Experience)
Organized by: Help Alexandra Almanzar Sail her Dreams
June 28, 2016
Hi my name is Alexandra and I just graduated from my Bachelors of Arts, in Foreign Languages and Communication Arts. As school's end drew near I always wondered in which way I could combine my intellectual passions with something that can help others, this is when I began to look at the TEFL program and stumble upon South Korea. It is not secret to me that since the beginning of time many countries face problems of discrimination because of the lack of understanding between different beliefs, traditions, and points of view. That is the main reason why I think that it is very important to engage in different environments and among individuals who think different from the way we have been taught. When we do this, we develop important skills, such as kindness, compassion, understanding, acceptance, and most importantly we nurture our humanity. I think that teaching English is an important mission because it is a vital skill for the developing of progress in foreign speaking nations. In the case of South Korea, it is a nation that is growing in economic power, but the fact that they do not have much english holds them back from participating as much in significant world affairs. Knowing English eases the integration and participation of nations like South Korea in important decisions taking place around the world and since, cultural broadening is an important aspect of the personal gain and growth of individuals everywhere I strongly believe that I want to take on this mission of going to teach English in South Korea. With your donation, you will be helping me take care of the trips that I have to take to the NYC Korean Consulate and getting the documentations that I need in place, such as FBI background checks and the notarization of the copies of my degree, passport pictures, taking out my passport card, etc. As a recent graduate, it has been quite difficult for me to find employment. I have hopes of completing my application to South Korea by October 2016 and leaving on the next draft of teachers by February 2017. Even though I am still currently unemployed, for the lack of opportunity in my area, I am confident that I will be able to save enough on my own to fund my flight when the time comes. Thank you so much for your time, understanding, and disposition to help us. Respectfully, Alexandra Almanzar.