Wolchulsan Supersampler

How does a twenty-something from the heart of the midwest find herself teaching English to Korean babes in Seoul?

Abbreviated answer. College took me to Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa to study Graphic Design, Marketing and Magazines. Post-graduation took me across the country to the incredible city of San Francisco, California to pursue a life on the west coast, teaching underprivileged Oakland students graphic design and dabbling in the restaurant industry. After one year, I found myself desiring to, once again, push my personal envelope, go on epic adventures and, in turn, grow exponentially.

And so, here I am, over three years later, still in Seoul, teaching wonderful, vibrant kindergartners and loving every minute.

This blog attempts to chronicle my life and adventures in the ROK and beyond.

Thank you for taking time out of your incredibly busy life to take a glimpse into mine.


Claire Grossheim

*I returned back to the states in March 2015 and currently teach PreK in Washington, D.C. at an innovative charter school.


  1. Greg Johnson

    Hello! I stumbled on your blog while searching for Sungbuk SLP on google! I have a job interview with them tomorrow, so I wanted to know anything I could about the school. You photos tell a wonderful story and have me excited to have the opportunity to work in such a great place! If you wouldn’t care to share, I’d love to hear any tips you have for adjusting to life in Seoul. Thanks!

    • Hello Greg! Thanks for getting in touch! I hope you had a good interview with Carol. I just signed a contract for my third year with Sungbuk SLP, so I have a lot of good things to say. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to email me at claire.grossheim@gmail.com. I’m headed to Nepal for the next month, so I might be difficult to reach, but I’ll do my best to respond! Cheers!

    • Megan

      Hello Claire and Greg! I know it has been a while since this comment was posted but I am also going to be interviewing with Sungbuk SLP and had a few questions about the experience. I’ve seen a lot of negative comments about SLP in general but not much info on Sungbuk. I read the article here and it sounds great, though!
      Thanks, Megan

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    by Ben Huberman . I agree with him .. you have set up your blog exceptionally well. Makes for easy and exciting reading. Congrats.

  3. Nomibug

    Hey there, I’ve been nominated for a Versatile Blogger Award. Now it’s my turn to nominate others, and I would like to nominate you. If you would like to accept this award, here’s a blog about it… (http://versatilebloggeraward.wordpress.com ). More importantly though, thanks for inspiring me to dream of big adventures that make my 365 Day journey just that little bit easier 🙂

  4. Loving the posts I’ve found so far! Can’t wait to get back in the mountains next weekend with SHG 🙂

    • Mike, I do believe we’ve been on a few SHG trips together although I can’t quite remember which one (s). I’m back in the states for good now. Enjoy the beautiful spring in Korea… give Warren some kisses from me (Claire)!

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