A Good Teacher

Posted on Jul 18th, 2017 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

By Rebecca Brower, ETA ’15-’17   Lurking somewhere in my memories there’s an image: a shorthaired, plumpish woman in her…

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Body Language

Posted on Jul 18th, 2017 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

  By Katherine Moncure, ETA '16-'17 A Hunch The apartment is small. I tend to occupy a chair in the living room, hoping that somehow,…

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Hindsight is more beautiful

Posted on Jun 7th, 2017 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

By Arya Mohanka, ETA '16-'17 On a strenuous hike into the mountains of the north of Thailand, We were all sweaty and sore and drained,…

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Cereal with Mr. Kim

Posted on Jun 4th, 2017 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

By Rachel Fauth, ETA '16-'17 is poured from a glass jar. gold flakes then wafers then milk each time. familiar materials, but in a different…

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Video: Cafe Diaries in Cheongju

Posted on May 1st, 2017 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

By Lisa Chang, ETA '16-'17 With practically five cafes in every block of a city, Korea's cafe culture feeds its social and dating culture. Having…

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Warmth

Posted on Apr 21st, 2017 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

By Sarah Muscutt, ETA '16-'17 It wasn’t a real job because the English Teacher was never hired, never paid, never depended on. Her pay came…

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Familiarity

Posted on Apr 21st, 2017 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

By Katherine Moncure ETA '16-'17   Each morning is the same routine, but after five months there are still days I wake up forgetting which…

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Soul of Korea

Posted on Aug 23rd, 2016 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

by Grace Lee, ETA ’15-’16   I sat down, preparing for the English Bible study to begin. It was my first week living in Sejong and I…

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Pyeongchang

Posted on Aug 16th, 2016 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

Pyeongchang: Quest for Revitalization By:  Yung-Ju Kim   Amid the pastoral landscape, in one of the least developed provinces in South…

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Danmuji

Posted on Aug 9th, 2016 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

The recipe calls for water, rice vinegar, sugar, turmeric, and, of course, sliced daikon – a hybrid of a carrot and a rolling pin. The…

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Selfie Contest Winner: Grace Lee

Posted on Jul 29th, 2016 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

First-year ETA Grace Lee is the winner of our selfie contest! Grace took these selfies with her 6-year-old-cousin. We asked her a few…

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Pieces of a Grant Year

Posted on Jul 28th, 2016 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

Our own Infusion Staff Editor Monica Heilman allowed us to take a look at her grant year through her art and quite literally, allowed us to take a…

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Blog Posts I Didn’t Write

Posted on Jul 26th, 2016 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

On Kimchi: Brushing My Teeth After Every Meal HanCOOL: In Celebration of Recognizing the ‘Bathroom’ Sign The Designated Tambourine Shaker:…

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Korea and Taiwan: Classroom Moments

Posted on Jul 22nd, 2016 - By Infusion Staff - 1 Comment

Memorable Classroom Moments from Korea and Taiwan In both Korea and Taiwan, the Fulbright ETA grant year has come to a close. Some ETAs have said…

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How I Learned to Be Confident in Korea

Posted on Jul 19th, 2016 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

I learned how to be confident in Korea, holding my head high, high heels announcing my presence, steps echoing in a still-quiet subway…

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No Longer Silent: The Adopted Diaspora’s Return to Korea

Posted on Jul 14th, 2016 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

No Longer Silent: The Adopted Diaspora’s Return to Korea By Catherine Ceniza Choy South Korea plays a central role in the history of…

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Noona, Onni, Agassi–Names my Host Family Calls Me

Posted on Jul 12th, 2016 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

Noona, Onni, Agassi [1. Korean titles given to the older sister of a boy, older sister of a girl, and a young lady, respectively] --Names my Host…

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Homerun Homestay

Posted on Jul 7th, 2016 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

Uiseong, South Korea- September 2015 My host dad told me early about his love of baseball, and demonstrated it one night as he inhaled dinner and…

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Study Sessions

Posted on Jul 5th, 2016 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

I’m 12 years old and staring at a Spanish test. The words are twisting together so that all I can see are blurs on the paper. I think I may…

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Lost and Found

Posted on Jun 28th, 2016 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

“Sometimes, you have to be lost to find yourself.” I don’t imagine that the people who routinely photoshop this quote next to running feet and…

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Walls and Paint

Posted on Jun 21st, 2016 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

by Breanna Durham, ETA '15-'16 Have you ever had the urge to throw paint on the wall? No paint brush, just hands plunged in color and then…

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Vegetarian Vignettes

Posted on Jun 14th, 2016 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

“Why do you only have rice and kimchi? Do you not like Korean food?” A concerned teacher asks me this in Korean on my first day as I set down my…

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Stretch

Posted on Jun 7th, 2016 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

There’s a particular joy in overcoming In fighting to find calm In working to appreciate.   Tadasana Arms raise up Then…

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One Way Ticket

Posted on May 31st, 2016 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

I didn’t recognize my host father’s contact by name when it was added to my Kakao messenger friends list. Instead of Hangul characters, the name…

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Student Interview

Posted on May 17th, 2016 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

by Janine Perri, ETA 2015-2016   Originally published by Reach the World, December 4, 2015 Bo Seung is one of my most motivated…

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Skin Care in Korea

Posted on May 10th, 2016 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

by Kristen O'Brien, ETA '14-'16 An Introduction to Korean Cosmetic and Skin care Brands   If you’re shopping for skincare products or…

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Blogroll: Jenna Smith, “A Collection of Memories from my Spring Semester”

Posted on May 4th, 2016 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

Originally published on Jenna Smith's blog, here. This entry originally appeared on a Fulbright grantee’s personal blog and is published with…

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PreFACE

Posted on May 3rd, 2016 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

Beauty can be defined as “a combination of qualities, such as shape, color, or form, that pleases the aesthetic senses, esp. the sight.”…

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This Week: Funniest Moments

Posted on May 2nd, 2016 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

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Thanksgiving Poem

Posted on Apr 26th, 2016 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

Thanksgiving There's something serene in the welling of tears A calm in the heaviness that starts in my throat And is anchored in my…

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“Miraculous” for Whom

Posted on Apr 18th, 2016 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

by Abhik Pramanik, ETA '15-'16 Despite Korea’s rapid ascension from economic basket case post Korean War to a global heavyweight referred to…

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Call Grandma

Posted on Apr 5th, 2016 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

by Candy Lee, ETA '15-'16   “If you had the entire day free, how would you spend it?” our Korean language teacher asked us. We go…

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Hungry Ghosts: Part 3

Posted on Mar 29th, 2016 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

by Leigh Hellman, ETA This is part 3 of a 3 part series, published here on Infusion's website.   hungry ghosts Historians remain…

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Hungry Ghosts: Part 2

Posted on Mar 22nd, 2016 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

by Leigh Hellman, ETA Alumni This is part 2 of a 3 part series, published weekly here on Infusion's website.   hungry ghosts “What…

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Hungry Ghosts: Part 1

Posted on Mar 15th, 2016 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

by Leigh Hellman, ETA Alum The following is part 1 of a 3 part series, which will be published weekly on here on Infusion's website. hungry…

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Fried Cabbage in the Kyomushil: A Poem

Posted on Mar 8th, 2016 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

a poem written and read by Victoria Su, ETA '15-'16   I wrote a poem on the eve of Thanksgiving.  That morning I was still…

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Expression

Posted on Mar 1st, 2016 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

by Janine Perri, ETA '15-'16   “Teacher, I am shy. I don’t have a lot of confidence.” Chan Young, one of my best students at…

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Army Lessons

Posted on Feb 22nd, 2016 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

by Leanndra Padgett, ETA '14-'15 When I began learning Korean, little did I expect that I would need to know the sentence, “저는,…

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Three Poems

Posted on Feb 15th, 2016 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

by Sam Moser, ETA '14-'16 seoul station i stepped                in and                               said      …

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Gemma’s Fat Girl’s Food Guide

Posted on Feb 1st, 2016 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

If you have lived  in Seoul as a foreigner, chances are you have heard of the fabulous website, A Fat Girl's Food Guide to Eating in Korea, written…

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Infusion Staff Interview: Monica Heilman

Posted on Jan 26th, 2016 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

Infusion has been blessed with some pretty amazing staff members this year, all of whom are really worth getting to know. To celebrate these talented…

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Web Feature: A Return to Normalcy

Posted on Jul 13th, 2015 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

Written by Lea Crowley, ETA 2014-'15 As I began planning for my return to the United States, the phrase “A Return to Normalcy” kept coming to…

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Web Feature: How My Life Resembles Pokemon

Posted on Jul 13th, 2015 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

Artwork by Amelea Kim, ETA…

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Web Feature: Moments

Posted on Jul 13th, 2015 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

  Written by Jacob Rawson Too much wine - I must have dozed; my boat drifts into rough water. Make fast the lines, make fast the…

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Your Acacia Tree

Posted on May 28th, 2015 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

Written and Performed by Yulim Kim Click the video below to listen to "Your Acacia Tree" read by the author Yulim Kim.    It was six…

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Documenting the Truth: Jeju 4.3

Posted on Sep 18th, 2014 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

"Documenting the Truth: Jeju 4.3" is a research paper written by Marissa Lynn, a '13-14 recipient of a Fulbright Korea Alumni Fund (FKAF) Research…

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Chasing After Forgetting Who I Am

Posted on Sep 18th, 2014 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

Written by Carolyn Carpenter There is something that draws me to Korea, an unexplainable phenomenon that I am not able to articulate. Perhaps as an…

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Yut Noli: A Comic Explanation

Posted on Sep 9th, 2014 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

By Hope Schaeffer I don't consider myself an artist, but I started drawing comics during a language intensive in college as a way escape the…

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“How Do You Describe Yourself?”

Posted on Sep 7th, 2014 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

Written by Allison Bautista “How do you describe yourself?” Her big eyes widening behind her glasses, she began to rub her palms on her…

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Readjustment

Posted on Jun 25th, 2014 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

Written by Michelle Tong It wasn’t until a fairly recent Skype call with a current ETA that a certain question came up: “How was readjusting…

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Opera in the East

Posted on Jun 9th, 2014 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

Written by Case Nafziger   "Untitled" by Judy Her. Photo taken in Seocheon. “You. Sing.” Cheong Ho pointed to the book he’d…

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Homosexuality in Homogeneity

Posted on Apr 22nd, 2014 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

Written by Connor Dearing You’re Korean and you’re gay. Or at least you thought you were. But when you came out to your mother, she was…

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The Voice

Posted on Mar 12th, 2014 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

Written by Christina Galardi, ETA '12-13 As we descended the dark stairwell, the hum of a thousand angry bees rose to greet us, setting my teeth…

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Sea and Clouds

Posted on Mar 4th, 2014 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

Written by Andrew Cheng, ETA '12-14 We’re not here forever, say the castles to the sky And our beauty will not last no matter how much you may…

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The Brother I Always Wanted

Posted on Feb 26th, 2014 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

Featured Blog Post Written by Marissa Lynn, ETA '13-14 This entry originally appeared on a Fulbright grantee’s personal blog and is published…

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Incheon Global Campus

Posted on Feb 25th, 2014 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

A Model of International Collaboration in the Fulbright Spirit Written by Anne Schiller, VP for Global Strategies, George Mason University…

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Featured Blog: Wireless Peninsula

Posted on Feb 19th, 2014 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

http://wirelesspeninsula.com/ Wireless Peninsula grew out of our mission as Fulbright Researchers to cultivate greater understanding between…

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Grasp

Posted on Feb 18th, 2014 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

Written by Kristen Bialik, ETA '12-14 Here is what I knew: my host mother and I would be volunteering, my 12-year-old host brother would be coming…

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Blogroll: Athletic Training

Posted on Apr 4th, 2013 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

Submitted by Christina Galardi ETA'12-13 This entry originally appeared on a Fulbright grantee's personal blog and is published with permission…

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Condemnation Kitty

Posted on Oct 11th, 2012 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

Submitted by Neal Singleton ETA'12-13 Click on the image below to launch the original full-size photograph! Neal Singleton is a 2012 ETA at…

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Blogroll: Kimbap Recipe

Posted on Oct 4th, 2012 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

Submitted by Ginger Whitesell ETA'12-13 This entry originally appeared on a Fulbright grantee's personal blog and is published with permission here.…

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Blogroll: Happy Chuseok!

Posted on Oct 4th, 2012 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

Submitted by Andrew Cheng ETA'12-13 This entry originally appeared on a Fulbright grantee's personal blog and is published with permission here. The…

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Blogroll: The Limits of Language

Posted on Sep 17th, 2012 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

Submitted by Kate Newman ETA'12-13 This entry originally appeared on a Fulbright grantee's personal blog and is published with permission here. The…

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Blogroll: Wired Nation

Posted on Sep 17th, 2012 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

Submitted by Connor Dearing ETA'12-13 This entry originally appeared on a Fulbright grantee's personal blog and is published with permission here.…

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Blogroll: 다시 한번 One More Time

Posted on Sep 10th, 2012 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

Submitted by Jenny Wilborn ETA'11-13 This entry originally appeared on a Fulbright grantee's personal blog and is published with permission here.…

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Blogroll: Loving and Letting Go

Posted on Sep 10th, 2012 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

Submitted by Dianna Kriegh ETA '10-13 This entry originally appeared on a Fulbright grantee's personal blog and is published with permission here.…

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Blogroll: The Beginning of the End

Posted on Jul 10th, 2012 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

Submitted by Meghan Thomas ETA'11-12 This entry originally appeared on a Fulbright grantee's personal blog and is published with permission here.…

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Blogroll: (Danielle Teacher’s) Korean Students Speak

Posted on Jul 2nd, 2012 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

Submitted by Danielle Kim ETA'11-12 This entry originally appeared on a Fulbright grantee's personal blog and is published with permission here.…

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Blogroll: Finale, A Letter to Gochang Buk High School

Posted on Jul 2nd, 2012 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

Written by Anthony Cho ETA'11-12 This entry originally appeared on a Fulbright grantee's personal blog and is published with permission here. The…

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Blogroll: The Bus Stop

Posted on Jul 2nd, 2012 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

Written by Amy Fossaluzza ETA'11-12 This entry originally appeared on a Fulbright grantee's personal blog and is published with permission here.…

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Blogroll: There is the Clown

Posted on Jul 2nd, 2012 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

Written by Luke Icenogle ETA'11-12 This entry originally appeared on a Fulbright grantee's personal blog and is published with permission here. The…

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Tales of the Mushroom People

Posted on Jun 5th, 2012 - By Infusion Staff - 0 Comments

Submitted by David Keffer, Senior Scholar '10-11 (and family) Click on the image below to launch the…

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