Wednesday, August 27, 2008

You've Heard About It...And Now, The School!

Well, folks, would you believe that I've been back in South Korea for nearly a month now and it's taken me this long to get around ye olde blogge. I love my new job but it is quite time-consuming, so blogging has taken a backseat to things like scrubbing dishes and doing laundry. They gotta get done, yo.

Nonetheless, I am almost ridiculously happy to be back here and working in such a good environment. The school is beautiful and the administration treats us really well. Since I didn't have a digital camera the last time I was in Korea, I am happy to be able to show all my family and friends images of my new workplace this time.

The school is only entering its third year now, so it's quite new. The government of Gyeonggi-do, the province where I am now living, was so desperate to have an international school in the province that they actually surrendered part of a provincial park for the campus. As you will be able to see, we back onto some lovely green space.

So here goes! When you head up to the school, this is what you see:


The rest of the building, looking towards the auditorium:


If you go up through the main doors, through the lobby, and out the back of the school, this is what you will see:


Looking towards the right:


The sports complex (a whole separate building from the main school):


On the soccer pitch looking back at the school. The building on the right is the school's dormitory for the boarding students.


Well, that's about all I have energy for at the moment. This weekend, the administration is taking all faculty and staff on a retreat to Gyeongju, which is one of the most historic areas in Korea. I'm excited to go there because I didn't make it the last time. I have signed up to visit a Korean folk village and learn Korean paper craft. Photos will be forthcoming!

1 comment:

Joni said...

Nice green space indeed! At least you get to put in long hours surrounded by lovely scenery. Now, I'm off to enjoy the sun while it's still out!