This is so frustrating I could cry.
This morning I received an e-mail from the recruiter saying they probably could not place us in Korea. That there are too many applicants and too few jobs. He told us to go get a 100hr TEFL course (about $200 per person), get all of our documents in order, and then talk to him, but he couldn't make any promises.
Can we afford to invest more time and money into this? As it is, I'm uncomfortable with our current financial situation. We were counting on this. We have friends who are over there, and we had no reason to believe it would be difficult to get placed.
So right now I'm having a little freak out, trying to decide whether to send back a reply assuring him we'll do what we can, or whether we should just forget Korea and move on to another country. I can't sanely back out of this venture. We have to go.