Paavani's Journey to South Korea

Current Location

Hwacheon, South Korea

Join me on my journey, living with a host family and working at an elementary school in Hwacheon, South Korea! 


There was a long weekend in honor of Children's Day recently, and my friends and I took a trip to Gwangju, the sixth-largest city in South Korea.


Between exams, extracurriculars, teaching and field trips, the life of a South Korean student is similar in many ways to that of an American student--with a few big differences.

Field Notes

I got to do a combined interview with several fifth-graders from one of my after-school classes. I really enjoyed getting to know them a little better, and I hope you do, too!


Instead of photos, I thought I'd share some video highlights from various school events, all set to a favorite song that my students learned this year called "Lemon Tree." Enjoy!