Two Canadians guide to being a waygookin (외국인) in Korea. And how not to be those foreigners.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.