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2nd Year Anniversary Party

On September 15th, Beyond the English Divide celebrated its 2nd year anniversary party. As a way to celebrate such an amazing milestone, some of us could gather together to celebrate this event and to cheer for many more years to come!!

Beyond the English Divide’s Work Featured at the KOTESOL 2019 conference

On October 12th, the work of Beyond the English Divide was featured in the form of a poster presentation in front of the over 700 attendees to the 27th Annual Korea TESOL International Conference, all of them English teachers of different levels and many of them from abroad.

The poster was a collaborative work among all the members in the organization, and Maite (one of our admins) was in charge of presenting it. The feedback received, was, in all cases, really positive and encouraging.

Beyond the English Divide’s Work Featured in The Korea Times

After reading about the work done by Beyond the English Divide in a post in reddit made by one of our most committed volunteers (Nick), Jon Dunbar contacted us with the aim to write an article about our group for The Korea Times (one of the leading English-speaking newspapers in South Korea).

On July 16th the article was published online (see the complete article here) and it appeared on print by the 17th. This was a great opportunity to give more visibility to the work done by our volunteers and to reach a broader audience.

Visit from Montclair State University MBA Students

On May 25th, 30 MBA students and faculty members from Montclair State University visited Beyond the English Divide as part of a course on global business. They traveled to Seoul from the USA as they considered these educational and enriching opportunities vital to global understanding. They were hoping to involve themselves with the community in a hands-on way, and learn about what we are doing to lift up neighborhoods. They were very interested in donating some of their time to Beyond the English Divide, while participating and working on our projects at 강북 Youth Training Center. We were honored to have this opportunities to meet with them. Thank you all.

1365 registration approved!!

The 1365 Volunteer Website is managed by South Korea’s Ministry of the Interior and Safety and its main purpose is to regulate all volunteering work being done in the country, being beneficial to both nonprofit organizations and individual volunteers (this step could be beneficial to those foreigners interested to obtain the F2-7 Long-Term Residency visa).