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If the N. and S. Reunified, Would You Teach Up North?

 
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If The N. and S. Reunified, Would You Teach Up North?
Yes, I'm up for the adventure!
69%
 69%  [ 9 ]
No, Never. Just...no.
30%
 30%  [ 4 ]
Total Votes : 13

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Dodge7



Joined: 21 Oct 2011

PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:28 am    Post subject: If the N. and S. Reunified, Would You Teach Up North? Reply with quote

I'd have to see how other liked it first before I went venturing that route...
I imagine you'd get shot if you were seen with one of the locals on a date though.
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J Rock



Joined: 17 Jan 2009
Location: The center of the Earth, Suji

PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd give it a whirl. I wonder how many North Koreans would venture south and try to find work? I would imagine they would be treated with less respect and be seen as "dirty" to South Koreans.
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littlelisa



Joined: 12 Jun 2007
Location: Seoul

PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great options, there. I really think you've covered every possible answer to this question in your poll. Laughing

I don't think I would move there because I am too based in Seoul. Friends, hobbies, etc. However, I would probably travel, possibly volunteer or teach short term if I had the option.

Of course reunification isn't likely to happen anytime soon anyway, and if it did who knows what it would be like, so I guess it's pretty much a moot point.
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Zackback



Joined: 05 Nov 2010
Location: Kyungbuk

PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought a long time about this question and I would have to go with "yes" because of this:

http://forums.eslcafe.com/korea/viewtopic.php?t=224556
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Dave Chance



Joined: 30 May 2011

PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heard've a guy who actually did go to teach at the British Council.
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FDNY



Joined: 27 Sep 2010

PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I might teach up there if all the hysterical xenophobes who are trained from birth to hate foreigners were exterminated first. Also, they would need to get some decent craft beers.
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Drew345



Joined: 24 May 2005

PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If they were reunified I think it would be interesting to go. You'd only be a train ride away from Seoul at that time anyway.

I think another option to the question should be:
"I'd like to give it a try now, even as a separate country."

I (and most others) would answer no to that option, but there are people who do it (see above reply). I read a book by someone who worked a year as a propaganda translator up there, and said it was certainly a mistake.

If it were all one country, sure, I'd like to give it a try. I'd go up for a ski trip anyway.
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