I have learned about opportunities to teach ESL in South Korea, and I have the educational/work experience to qualify.
I am doing research beforehand, to maximize the chances in having a successful experience being in a country where I would be a visible racial minority and most importantly, being safe. From what I have gathered, some black teachers who have worked in South Korea have had positive experiences and others have experienced racism (examples: saw from online - parents may request their children to be reassigned to a different teacher if their teacher is black, racial remarks made to a black man on a subway who had a Korean girlfriend). I saw another video, where an older man told an individual to return to his country (unsure of the ethnicity of the person he was speaking to).
Based on what you know personally or from others, what is the racial climate like for Black ESL teachers there?
This information will assist me in making an informed decision about this opportunity. Thanks.