You can think of AT as your partner in the search for jobs abroad. Everyone on the AT team has lived and taught in Korea, and we use our industry experience to help you navigate the Korean job market. We provide our teachers with an honest, upfront, “no-bull” perspective, and work tirelessly to prepare our teachers to live and work abroad for a year. We are aware of and interested in each teacher’s unique needs and desire because were all teachers once, too!
I’m Reuben. I’ve moved back to Canada after nearly 6 years of living, teaching and working with Adventure Teaching in South Korea (which is quite something, considering that my wife and I were only supposed to be there for 1 year). I taught for 2 years at a hagwon and 1 year at an international school, both of which I loved and will never forget. After my first 2 years in Korea, I co-founded Adventure Teaching in hopes that others would have the opportunity to experience what I did – and that is still my goal!
I’m a sucker for anything athletic and just about anything that has to do with food. Especially Korean food.
Dok Hoon Ryu (DH) – Korean Office Manager // Flight + Arrival Expert
My name is Dok-Hoon, but you can call me DH. I’m based out of the AT Korea office, offering the best service I can to both our teachers and our schools. I’ve lived and worked in North America, so my English is rockin’ (because I know you all were wondering, “Am I going to be able to understand that guy?!”). If you have any questions about living or working in Korea, or have anything you’d like to share, feel free to get in touch with me.
Interests: Live music, a good haircut, and PAINTBALL – bring it on!
Location: Hanam City, South Korea
Kelly Hogan – Director of Admissions // Placement Coordinator
I’m Kelly. I’m a half-Canadian, half-American, Korea-loving enthusiast who recently moved back to North America after living and teaching in Korea for a few years. Adventure Teaching got me there my first year, helped me find a way to stay for the second, and now I couldn’t be happier helping YOU find a way to get there, too. After traveling to just about every country in East and Southeast Asia, I still consider South Korea to be the best kept secret on the continent.
Give me a mountain and I’ll climb it; a new country and I’ll explore it; a new food and I’ll try it. Can’t seem to get enough of traveling, discovering, experiencing new cultures, and especially hearing people’s stories.
Mindy Horr – Supervisor // Admissions Team
My name is Mindy, and I first traveled with AT to South Korea in 2009. I never could have imagined how Korea would impact and change me, and I never could’ve imagined how amazing it would be to have AT with me every step of the way. I love telling stories about my year there – hopefully these stories will further reiterate that this is something you HAVE to do! I still catch myself at times, shaking my head, “That was so Korean of you, Mindy!”
… I love this! After you spend time in this amazing country, you’ll realize that Korea has become a part of you, too.
I love reading, writing and hearing stories from any and everybody – stories about traveling, growing, exploring, and sitting still. I am my most true self on trains, I’m fascinated by bridges, and I adore children. I also like tomato soup and coffee. Not together.
Portland, Oregon, USA
Kimberley Starmer – Placement Coordinator
I’m Kimberley. My husband and I just moved to Vancouver from Seattle, where we had been living for a number of years. We taught English in Korea for two years before returning to the States. It is easy for me to help others teach in Korea because it was one of the most fun, yet practical things I have ever done. I have been a part of Adventure Teaching since the beginning, helping prepare our awesome teachers to live and teach abroad.
Interests: Ever since I first lived abroad in Ecuador, I haven’t been able to shake the travel bug. I love going out to eat and having a glass of wine with my friends. Guilty pleasure? Rediscovering music hits from the 80s.
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Tayla Buckman – Admissions Team
I’m Tayla. I moved to Korea soon after I graduated college with a few of my closest friends. Upon my return home a year and half later, I not only had a plethora of new life-long friendships, but I came back with the man that would later be my husband! Korea was life changing for me in more ways than one, which is the main reason I do what I do now. I love Korea and love AT for being such a huge part of my Korean experience.
Music. Being with my favorite people. Painting my nails.
Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Katie Newman – Admissions Team
Heyo! I’m Katie. I currently live in Colorado, but who knows where my next adventure will take me! I like to move, and I especially like to explore. I taught English in South Korea for a year, and that one year changed my life. I wanted to make money and have the excuse to travel, so I figured, why not? Move across the big blue and teach some kiddos the one thing that comes natural to me? Done! AT got me there, and they’ll work tirelessly to get you there, too! Korea
… it’s good for you. You should probably do it.
Interests: Dancing. Camping. Friendship. Hiking. Red cups at Starbucks.
Location: Colorado Springs, CO, USA