Megan Smith, Class of 2008

smithWhat are you doing now?

I am working In South Korea with E.P.I.K (English Program in Korea) as an English as a Second Language teacher.  I’ve been here since October of 2012, and I currently work at three small elementary schools in rural Sancheong-gun County, about 45 minutes north of the southern coast.

How have your history studies helped you in life?

I have a much more well rounded outlook.  Taking courses in the history of the wider world humbles a person and gives them a more complex understanding of other cultures and customs.  I realize the difference history has made in my life wheneverI decided to teach overseas.  History has always been an interest of mine, but teaching in a foreign country has only accentuated that interest.