I've spent the better part of this month saying and preparing to say goodbye to many friends. My final year as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant is coming to an end in just one month, and although I won't be leaving Korea, there are many friends who are.
So, in the midst of the goodbye parties and Fulbright cohort commemorative group photos, it was nice to spend part of my weekend saying hello to a good friend from university who I haven't seen in quite a while. Sophie was back in Korea for the summer, so we met up in Seoul to walk around Gyeongbukgung and try some fancy food in Apgujung, including a scrumptious banana cream filled brownie.
After completing my undergraduate studies, I accepted a chance to teach in Korea through the Fulbright Scholarship. Originally intending to stay just one year, it soon turned into three. I taught in Cheongju as an ETA from 2012 - 2015.