I was actually at work one day, when one of my best friends rang me up and asked me how I would feel about going abroad to teach. To be honest, I had never really thought about it. I had always wanted to go travelling, but had never considered working abroad. My friend read out to me the job description posted on the Reach To Teach website. It sounded like fun and the best part was I didn’t need a teaching qualification and this opportunity would also allow me to travel.
My friend then proceeded to read up about various teaching opportunities abroad. He spent days scouring numerous websites, looking at the pro’s and con’s of it all and just trying to find out how legitimate EPIK really were. Having also researched into teaching opportunities in China and Japan, my friend concluded that the programme with EPIK was probably one of the better ones out there. It appeared that EPIK really looked after their teachers, providing them with housing and medical cover, and the salary wasn’t too bad either. We had read several reviews by other existing and previous teachers, detailing their adventures inside and outside of school. So with a string of plus points against EPIK, we took the plunge and applied for a teaching position in South Korea.