Two Catawba College 2008 Graduates Head to South Korea
June 19, 2008
Two Catawba College Alumni from the class of 2008, Jon Rhodes of Virginia Beach, Va. and Aileen Thomson of Burlington, Vt., have accepted positions in South Korea working as English teachers (English as a second language) at private language school operated by Reading Town. The school is located in Jeonju (2 hours south of Seoul). The two begin work in August under a one-year contract at the institution.
Jon says this will give him an opportunity to explore the teaching profession while seeing and experiencing another country. Both Jon and Aileen are ESL-TEFL certified. Jon majored in religion and philosophy and Aileen majored in Spanish and Political Science (International Relations) and minored in Sociology.
Friends and fellow alums can stay in contact with Jon and Aileen through a blog that the two have created: flyingwordskorea.blogspot.com