My family moved to South Korea when I was seven and it was home for twenty years (1960-1980; I actually lived in Korea for thirteen of those years). I've lived in the cities of Seoul and Daegu, and on the island of Geoje. I spent a year as an exchange student at Ewha Women's University. I speak fairly fluent conversational Korean and identify as bicultural - somewhat of an "American Korean," if you will. My love for Korea and its people is bone-deep.
My connection has expanded through my relationship with my Korean-born daughter, and with books I have created, in particular The Legend of Hong Kil Dong: The Robin Hood of Korea.
Suggested Blog Posts:
"Teaching Korean Students"
"Parenting Across Race"
"Exploring a Bicultural Experience"
"Connecting the Dots"
Books on Korean Subjects:
Older Teen to Adult