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Debbie was born and raised in the US until 7th grade when she moved to Korea. She attended a Korean middle school for two years. After that, she attended American public high schools, homeschools, and American online schools while moving between Korea and the US for a few years again. She graduated from Stanford Online High School in 2019 and now attends Cornell University. She co-founded this website with her brother Joshua to share tips on international moving and adjusting to different school systems for students going through similar situations.
Joshua was born in Canada and grew up in the US for most of his life. He attended a Korean elementary school in fifth grade, moved back to the US in sixth grade, and moved back again to Korea in eighth grade. He attended an international school up until his sophomore year, and currently attends Stanford Online High School as a senior. Joshua has played the violin for many years and enjoys music and video production. He currently oversees the management of this site.
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Matthew was born and raised in the US for majority of his life. While in elementary school, he moved to Korea for two years, but shortly moved back to the US. In 8th grade, he once again came back to Korea. Currently a senior, he attends Seoul International School. Matthew enjoys playing tennis, as well as playing the violin for his church praise team. During the times of COVID-19, Matthew's mission is to help as much as possible, especially for those who struggle the most from this pandemic.
Hello! My name is Sunnie and I am a senior majoring in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies with minors in Biology and Legal Studies at the University of Rochester. I moved to the US in 2009 and have been residing here ever since. I return home to Seoul during breaks and teach elementary and middle school students English at a local English Academy. I look forward to working with everyone and I hope to be able to help students adapt to the Korean culture and school dynamic as well as feel a little more comfortable with the language surrounding them.
Hi, I am Yoonjung Choe. I was born, grew up and graduated university in Korea. I moved to the US in 1999. I lived in Troy, New York and Buffalo, New York. God gave me two precious children there. My whole family came back to Korea in 2011, Although I am Korean and was raised in Korea, it was not easy to adjust to Korea after 12 years of living in the US. Especially as young students my kids who were born in the US had pretty hard times during their adjustment to Korea. We can overcome the period with many helps from the generous people. So, I am really glad to have a chance to help students who want to adjust and learn more about Korea.
Hello, my name is Sehun Kim and I am currently a senior at Korea International School. I lived a considerable time in New Zealand, for about five years. My time in rural New Zealand helped me develop fluent English skills to my advantage, allowing me to become comfortable with the language. Now as a high schooler at Korea International School, I have grown since my time in New Zealand and hope to be a great help for everyone!
Hello! My name is Taesung Uhm and I am a senior at Korea International School. Before coming to Korea, I lived in South Carolina for 10 years. Other than going to Texas for my 9th grade year, I have stayed in Korea since then. In my free time, I like to fold origami or go on runs because I find comfort in these activities. I hope to major in a STEM field as I enjoy learning and teaching it very much. I'm excited to meet new people and help out the best I can!
Janghyun is currently a junior at Korea International School. Born in Korea, he lived in Singapore for three years before moving back and attending international schools for 10 years. His favorite subject is history, and always strives to learn more about the world. In his free time, Janghyun enjoys making music videos and writing lyrics. He hopes to reach out and connect with new people throughout the year.
Hello, My name is Joan Jung. I grew up in Korea and had half a semester's experience in Michigan, USA as a high school freshman. I feel comfortable in both Korean and English, and it will be good for both communicating with the students and helping them with their Korean. My favorite subjects are Korean and Biology and I enjoy art and music in my free time. I look forward to meeting the students and provide any help with settling in!
Hello, my name is Zoe Jung. I was born in Korea and attended Korean schools until 11th grade. Since 12th grade, however, I am doing A-Levels which is the British sixth form. I always wanted to study abroad in a western country, so even though I am doing a British sixth form, I applied to universities in UK, US, and Canada, so I am familiar with the process. I am currently waiting for the universities' decisions. While studying in Korea, I finished up to 12th-grade content, and I also took the 중졸/고졸 검정고시 and the 수능. My main interests are STEM and design. I look forward to meeting students and growing together!
Ryan was born in Korea and lived there for most of his life. He attended an International School since kindergarten, but moved to the States when he was 14. Now, he attends a boarding school in California. Ryan has played soccer for most of his life, plays for his school's soccer team, and enjoys writing poetry in his free time. He is passionate in mathematics and is looking forward to teach others about it!
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