Hey everyone! A new timeline is here for my continued attempts to teach and travel to South Korea. I’m not giving up! I have color coded all of the important portions of the spring process for those wait-listed.
7/18/2017: I get wait-listed to Spring 2018 Intake with EPIK
7/19/2017: My recruiter sends me the Spring 2018 application so I can update my Fall application information. I email him my updated application shortly after.
7/29/2017: My recruiter receives my Spring 2018 application and begins reviewing it before sending the application to EPIK.
8/1/2017: Spring Intake begins.
8/3/2017: Requested an updated FBI background check from a nearby channeler.
8/9/2017: Received FBI CRC (It probably came earlier but I didn’t get an email update. I had to log back in again to see it).
8/10/2017: Emailed recruiter for an update on my Spring Application. I have not heard if there were any application issues or if EPIK received it in over two weeks.
8/30/2017: I receive an email from Korvia about EPIK having a few late intake spots open for September and October. I respond immediately about my interest in the October late intake. However, I saw that two girls in the Facebook group got positions for the September and October late intakes. So I assumed I would still be waiting for Spring Intake.
9/1/2017: EPIK receives my updated application for Spring Intake. I was told since I was wait listed for Spring that I will be skipping the interview process and going straight to resubmitting the spring application and apostilled FBI CRC in the mail and then to placement.
9/1/2017: Finally requested an apostille for my FBI CRC through the channeler US Authentication.
9/11/2017: I GOT PLACED FOR LATE FALL INTAKE IN DAEJEON!
This is the city I originally wanted as well. I couldn’t believe it! I still can’t believe it! I’m actually going to Korea! Wow!!! My recruiter messaged me on Skype before I got the official email and I was super excited then I got the official email and almost cried tears of joy.
9/11/2017: NOA and Contract is mailed to me through DHL.
9/12/2017: I get the EPIK Pre-Orientation email but I found it in the spam folder.
9/13/2017: I receive my NOA and Contract from DHL.
9/14/2017: I finish EPIK Pre-Orientation
9/15/2017: Mailed Visa Application to the Houston Consulate and application for form 8802 to the IRS.
9/18/2017: Visa Application is delivered to the Houston Consulate. I am waiting to get notified about when they will begin processing my application. You can check to see when they will be processing at your consulates ‘check your application status’ page.
9/25/2017: I GOT MY VISA. Now to get that flight booked!
Until next time,
Tiara Kikyo Giles