TCIS provides overseas faculty with furnished housing in the Techno Valley area, very near to the school. Housing is comfortable and spacious according to family size. The school also pays utilities on faculty housing.
While the campus is in a quieter part of Techno Valley, roughly 10 minutes walk from the commercial district, faculty housing is generally located closer to the local restaurants, cafes, and shopping for the area.
Our first week in Korea wasn't easy. We arrived a couple of days before most people and immediately my wife had to go to the ER for a serious case of appendicitis. It was an unknown place, unknown language... seemingly with only God on our side. Suddenly, people I have never met before started showing up at the hospital, giving us support and comfort. The place and the language didn't seem to be strange anymore... We were a part of the most incredible community I have ever seen.
The community is wonderful, especially if you have a family. Living in Daejeon is like raising kids in a small town, the staff kids know each other and play together after school; even the parents help one another by looking out for each others' kids. It's great to be in a place where you are loved and supported in all kinds of ways!
Working in Korea and TCIS, especially with the pay and benefits we receive, allows for phenomenal travel opportunities! Korea, which itself offers a great variety of cheap domestic travel and beautiful cultural places to visit, is pretty central to Asia and affordable flights abound for the many breaks from school that we enjoy here.
The school offers a lot of professional development support, which allowed me to attend the Oxford Study Course IB training in England. And, as a member of the APAC and KAIAC athletic conferences, coaches get the opportunities for more travel to places such as China, Japan, Guam, Philippines, and others for competition. If you enjoy travel, TCIS is a great place to work!
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