Shortly after getting married, we quit our jobs, packed up our apartment and moved to South Korea where we spent one year teaching English. Potential to make money (LOTS of money!) Let's start with one of the top reasons people choose to teach English overseas... the MONEY, honey! There are many countries around the world that are great places to teach English. We chose to teach English in South Korea for many reasons, one of which was the fact that we could save a lot of money.