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Are you looking for an exchange in Korea? We offer free accommodation and food in exchange for simply having conversation with our members!
Our cafe is a warm and friendly place where you can meet lots of different people from all over the world, share amazing experiences together and make lifelong friends. If you want to learn all about Korean culture, there really is no better place to be! We aim to give our volunteers an unforgettable experience here in Korea.
Volunteers work four hours a day, five times a week. So volunteers work a total of 20 hours a week.
The main goal of our cafe is to provide a place where Koreans can come and practice English with native/fluent speakers. We want to provide them with a stress free environment where they free to express their feelings and don’t have to worry about making mistakes. The atmosphere is very relaxed and is more like a café/pub rather than a school. The desired end result is to connect Koreans with long lasting foreign friends and eliminate their fear of making mistakes, speaking with foreigners and overall become a more confident English speaker!
Daegu is located really central in Korea which can give you plenty of chances to do different things.
We are located in central Daegu.
First of all, it gives you great access to all the other main cities in Korea.
Take for instance, it would only take you like an hour and a half by train to Seoul.
If you would travel to Busan, just an hour of ride by train would be just enough.
The area is very active and crammed full of fun things to do. Some of the stuff you can do includes: many hikes of the beautiful surrounding mountain, visit E-World amusement park and clime the 83 tower (especially great during cherry blossom season), sample all sort of traditional Korean food at one of the many markets, view traditional Korean houses at the Hanok village and of course, like any great city, there's no shortage of shopping ventures to be enjoyed. All year round there are many festivals you can attend such as the Colour Festival (yes that’s exists). And for those who enjoy spending the weekends partying, You can head over to Foreigner Street for an experience more similar to your home country or simply drink amongst the locals at one the traditional alcohol houses situated all over the city. There is something for everyone here in Daegu and we guarantee you won’t be disappointed!
As we are located in the central city, it is quite easy to travel to any places and the subway station is only a 5 minute walk from our café and accommodation. The city also has great links out of the city, so if you feel like exploring the surrounding mountains or heading to another city on one of your days off it’s absolutely no problem at all. Those are just some suggestions and we’re sure that you’ll come across all sorts of exciting activities that you’ll wish to take part in.
So, what types of volunteers are we looking for?
- Native or high fluency English speakers
- Friendly and outgoing personalities
- Enjoy having conversations
- Tidy and clean living habits
- Open minded and patient
- Interested in Korean culture
What do you get for volunteering with us?
- Accommodation with bathroom, kitchen and living space
- Some free basic foods such as rice, instant noodles and bread
- Many new friends and experiences
If you can communicate in English with ease, eager to meet new people and discover new culture, you are more than welcome to our studio. If you have any further questions to hesitate to contact us.
Lastly, we don't tend to confirm applications too far in advance as its caused issues for us before. So if your trip is more the 5 months away, please contact us closer to the date and we should be able to give you better information about availability. But by all means contact us anyway and we may be able to work something out.
Thanks for taking the time to read our page and hope to have you with us!
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Since both the cafe and accommodation are located in the middle of central Daegu, an area where every Korean fun place is crammed and so many and diverse people hang around, you are easily able to access this Korean cultural hub and experience what Koreans do usually and mingle with them. So for sure we provide the best place where you can experience Korean culture.
You will learn a lot about Korea. Our students are interested in talking about a range of topics and you really will learn more about Korea than you could in any other place.
This area itself is quite foreign-friendly compared to other places in Korea so you will have no problem while your stay.
Volunteers are required to :
-Fluent in English and willing to guide Koreans to practice English and sharing the experiences and cultures.
-Being responsible is important as we do have schedules organized and working attitude as well
-Having optimistic mind can be helpful to make a good conversation with the new people you are going to meet
-While you are contacting us, you are required to have 'Kakaotalk' ID which is one of the most common message applications in Korea. It will also help you communicate with other Koreans as well
-It is important that you have high English speaking skills so unless you are a native speaker, please tell us if you have any certificate or proof that shows about your English level
But do not hesitate to contact us and show the enthusiasm about visiting our place and we can always help!
We have a hostel style accommodation which is just 5 minutes away from the cafe on foot. A bed is provided for each volunteer and the dorm has a bathroom and the kitchen and those are all shared.
We try to balance genders into the dorm but sometimes when we have more male or female volunteers it is kind of difficult to do so.
Each volunteer is assigned to one part of the house to clean each week. It is up to the community of the house to keep it clean and tidy. At least 2 to at most 8 of you will share one room together.
Free WiFi, laundry machine, cooking utensils, bowls and dishes, fridge, hair dryer, etc. Basic foods (rice, bread, ramen, salt, sugar, soy sauce, cooking oil) and laundry detergent.
when you're off or after your duty time, you could go around and take a day trip. Of course there are a lot of things you can try to do to experience our culture deeply. Out of the city, Daegu, there are a lot of good places you should travel to. It might be very nice to travel there with Korean friends who you will meet at our cafe in the near future.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
4 hours / 5 days a week
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