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Seoul Struggles

Seoul Struggles

By Stacey & Ashley
Two Canadians guide to being a waygookin (외국인) in Korea. And how not to be those foreigners.
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What even is culture shock?

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Why did we think that?
Happy New Year! Join Stacey and Ashley as they update you on what's been happening in their lives and what that means for the podcast, as well as breaking down some of the biases they had about Korea before living here.
43:26
January 23, 2021
What the F**k Korea?
Join Stacey and Ashley as they wrap up the disastrous year that was 2020, by reflecting on some moments and experiences that have made them say, "What the F**k Korea?"  Please note that this episode does contain a lot of swearing, so listen with caution. 
33:02
January 9, 2021
Holidays
Happy Holidays! This week join Stacey and Ashley as they discuss how different Korean and Western holidays are celebrated in Korea. They talk food, culture, and more food.
37:34
December 25, 2020
It costs how much?!
Can you really save that $20,000, that your cousin swears they did 10 years ago? This week Stacey and Ashley tackle the question of what it actually costs to live in Korea. They look at how much money they spend. While giving suggestions on ways to save money and are realistic about how much money they spend.
35:44
December 4, 2020
How much does it cost to come to Korea?
This week Stacey and Ashley sit down and discuss the costs related to coming to Korea for work, as well as reminiscing about all the money they spent in preparation for their moves. Also suggest a topic through our social medias on twitter @seoulstruggles and on Instagram @seoulstrugglespod.
33:04
November 28, 2020
What even is culture shock?
This week the part 2 in our adjusting to life in Korea series, goes back to Ashley’s anthropology roots. As she finally uses her master’s degree in real life and explains what culture shock is and ways you can overcome it. Stacey and Ashley will share their experiences with culture shock and talk about how they cope with it. Referenced books and articles: Bernard, Russell H. “Participant Observation,” in Research Methods in Anthropology: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches, 342-386. Oxford: AltaMira Press, 2006. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/315799619_Field_of_screams_difficulty_and_ethnographic_fieldwork
40:47
November 21, 2020
So, you made it to Korea...
Join Stacey and Ashley back after their short break. This week is part 1 of 2, looking at what you need to know once you move to Korea. They will talk about settling, getting the lay of the land, and ways to adjust as quickly as possible to life in Korea. They will cover everything from jet lag to immigration. *All information was accurate at the time of recording. Due to the nature of this topic it is subject to change with time. Stacey and Ashley are not immigration lawyers, they were Arts Majors. They suggest you do your own further research and follow the legal process for immigration. For further info please check out: https://www.hikorea.go.kr/Main.pt?locale=enand http://www.immigration.go.kr/immigration_eng/index.do
42:49
November 7, 2020
Who Should Come to Korea? - Part 2
Join Stacey and Ashley as they continue last week’s discussion about who should come to Korea, but with more of a focus on who should move to Korea for work. They guide you on things to consider before coming and once you are here in Korea, as well as sharing some of their own personal experiences of being foreign workers in Korea. This is episode is part 2 in the coming to Korea series. Also suggest a topic through our social medias on twitter @seoulstruggles and on Instagram @seoulstrugglespod.
36:43
October 18, 2020
Who Should Come To Korea? – Part 1
This week listen as Stacey and Ashley nerd out about Korean history, food, and even a little bit about Korean pop-culture. As they guide you through who should come to Korea (everyone) and what to do when you come here (everything)! This is episode is part 1 in the coming to Korea series. Also suggest a topic through our social medias on twitter @seoulstruggles and on Instagram @seoulstrugglespod.
42:15
October 11, 2020
Getting Started
Join Stacey and Ashley as they give you a brief introduction to themselves and their show. Join us to find out what the podcast is about.
14:24
October 4, 2020
Welcome to Seoul Struggles
Two Canadians guide to being a waygookin (외국인) in Korea. And how not to be those foreigners. Keep listening for more.
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October 2, 2020