Leonie Overbeek

Sofia University, Bulgaria

Retired from getting paid to work, working hard at a PhD in Environmental Philosophy, planting things, launching Apiswell, a health and wellness retreat, and getting lots of fresh air!


Green ELT: Imperatives and Conversations

Sat, Feb 20, 13:00-15:00 JST

The future of all things depends on actions taken today, and nowhere is this more evident than in the ecological sphere. Despite almost five decades of environmental education programs, very little change is evident in how humans and nature interact. This panel discussion will present views from philosophy, education and social perspectives, with specific emphasis on how to integrate the vocabulary for discussion of ecological issues. Unless those who talk about problems and solutions understand each other, there is little progress.

Building Financial Health While Teaching English in Korea

Sat, Feb 27, 09:30-11:00 JST

The last year, 2020, will go down in history. How did your bank accounts fare? Financially, 2020 was an excellent year for the "haves" but a terrible year for the "have-nots." The purpose of this panel is to help answer questions that our colleagues have about improving their financial health, particularly in light of the impact of COVID on an expatriate lifestyle. The panelists have experience in debt reduction, investing, building “set-asides,” F.I.R.E., retirement planning, managing pensions, passive income, Korean taxes, tax in other countries we know about, planning based on your age, life after Korea, some legal issues, etc. Our goal with this panel is to provide you with a few of our top tips to improve your financial health and then answer any questions you have regarding your individual needs and situations. Working together can help everyone's financial health improve.