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  • 44 references 42 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English
  • 46, Male
  • Member since 2017
  • Researcher and Private English Tutor
  • Ph.D. of Public Policy Studies
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About Me

Welcome to Tong Yeong.

I enjoy talking with people from different countries. Whenever I talk with the foreign guests to my house, I realize that all the people from around world are living with happiness and sadness at the same time, like me. So, I would like to hear from you, too.

My house is at the center of Tong Yeong City. It is easy to get from the bus terminal and to go to the tourism spots, as there are many buses around. This is an apartment with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a kitchen and a living room. You can stay in a room and use the other facilities at your will.

I have had various jobs. I worked as a certified public accountant and tax consultant for about 7 years. I have been volunteering for environmental organizations for longer than 15 years as an English-Korean translator. After getting Ph.D. Degree, I worked as a researcher in environment, marine pollution, bird ecology, and public policy. I am teaching public policy in a university as a part-time lecturer. I am teaching English and mathematics to children in my house as a private tutor. I also voluntarily teach and practice yoga and Non-Violent Communication with my neighbors.

If you'd like, I warmly ask you to spend some time with my kids (10 and 12 years old). My kids are very friendly with foreign people. As they can speak some English, you can enjoy talking or just playing with them. I want them to grow as persons who can make friends with different people from different countries, and who understand the cultural differences and diversity of life styles.

So, please come. You will like it.
Sometimes, your messages arrive several hours after you send them to me through the couchsurfing mobile app. So, if you would like to make a last-minute request to stay, I recommend you to contact me through the other communication apps additionally.

Mobile phone: +82-10-9904-5224
Kakaotalk ID: yongchangjang,
Lastly, please be informed that my house is not a hotel. I am offering a room for you because I would like to talk with you. I would like to know about you and your country. If you do not have time to talk with me, please do not make a request to stay here.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Because I feel joy in giving and receiving from the heart.

I never feel more given to than when you take from me and when you understand the joy I feel caring for you.
To receive with grace may be the greatest giving. There is no way I can separate the two.
When you give to me, I give you my receiving. And when you take from me, I feel so given to.
(Lyrics of "Given to" by Marshall Rosenberg)

Here is my answer on why I host travelers on Couchsurfing.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I helped designating Gotjawal Foreast in Jeju Island as a Ramsar Site (internationally protected wetland) by writing a scientific journal paper and by creating its page on the wikipedia ( .

What I Can Share with Hosts

Non-Violent Communication, and Yoga.
On weekends, you may be able to learn how to cook Korean foods from my wife.

Countries I’ve Visited

Bangladesh, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Uganda, United Kingdom

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