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Travel and Teach Recruiting Inc.

About

Established in 2001, Travel and Teach has stayed true to our commitment to our teachers and have placed 1000s of satisfied university graduates in amazing placements since then.

Everyone at Travel and Teach has taught in Korea, so we understand - and prepare you accordingly - for your year (or more) ahead. With our Information Packages, 1st time Teacher's Guides and open door policy, we will inform and guide you the entire way.

Our service is 100% free! We also provide full support from the time you apply to when you leave Korea, so you can feel safe and confident that your time there will be the best it can be!

We have teaching positions every month, so you can apply whenever you're ready!

Reviews

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Jillian
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Travel and Teach is Amazing!

I was so worried about moving abroad and I heard from people in other programs that they didn't know where they were being placed or even how to get in touch with their recruiter. With Travel and Teach my recruiter was in constant contact with me to make sure I knew what I was doing and explained everything. I also was able to message them any time and go back some pretty quick responses. Also, whenever something changed or there was new, my recruiter sent it to me really quick so I was never in the dark about anything!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Do not be afraid to ask questions! I think I emailed my recruiter 26 times in one day and he answered every silly question I had.
Response from Travel and Teach Recruiting Inc.

Thank you for the kind review, Jillian!

As the majority of our staff were once teachers in Korea too, we know that our teachers have a lot of questions and concerns that they need to have addressed before committing to a year or more in Korea.

We are therefore happy to answer any questions and to keep our teachers fully aware of what is ahead once they get to Korea.

What you heard from your friends is unfortunately all too common...but the bottom line is If you don't know where you are going in Korea of you can't get in touch with your recruiter, you're simply working with the wrong people :)

Enjoy your time in Korea and let us know if you need anything!

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Izizia
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great!

Jaemin with Travel and Teach has been the biggest help during this time. He was able to get me into touch with great schools in the areas I wanted to be in, and was able to answer all my questions in a timely manner. Along with making sure I would be comfortable for my interviews. Jaemin was great at explaining the contract and making sure I had the correct documents ready, especially since things are a bit different right now with covid restrictions. The whole experience was great and I highly recommend them if you're looking for an English teaching job!

Response from Travel and Teach Recruiting Inc.

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, Izizia! We're so happy that we were able to make you feel comfortable throughout the process... it can be a bit complicated, especially with Covid, but we're always appreciative of the efforts made by great teachers like yourself!

Enjoy your time in Korea!!

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Madison
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Travel and Teach Recruitment: South Korea Placement

Around June 2021 I was faced with the sudden realization that I was graduating and the only part of my graduate career that I had enjoyed was teaching. So, I decided I wanted to take a gap year without being unemployed for a year and that is when I found Travel & Teach Recruiting. T&T was incredibly supportive throughout the whole process of looking for teaching positions in South Korea. They helped with gathering documents, setting up interviews, keeping me up to date on Covid regulations, providing PDFs on what life as a teacher in SK would be like, and more. My recruiter, Jaemin, was always quick to email back and he really took my teaching preferences to heart when setting up interviews. He never made me feel pressured to accept an offer and I really felt like he wanted me to find the best teaching position possible. Thanks to T&T I'm currently in SK waiting out my quarantine period and I already feel so supported and welcomed by my school!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Keep an open mind! I went into this with a huge list of preferences for the schools I would want to interview and work with. My recruiter found and set up interviews with all of these preferences, he worked hard to provide what I asked for. He also offered positions that didn't quite fit my list to provide me more variety in job positions, and I am so glad he did. I ended up accepting an offer from a school that didn't fit into my "perfect school preference list" and I love my new position.
Response from Travel and Teach Recruiting Inc.

Thank you so much for your kind review, Madison! Covid has changed a lot of things with this process, so we thank you as well for your patience and diligence throughout the process!

We hope you enjoy your time in Korea!!

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Amber
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing!

Even though I haven’t left yet, the endless support that Jaemin and Travel and Teach have given me within this process has been incredible and I appreciate it beyond words.
I was graduating college with a lot of questions still about the process and Jaemin answered everything and helped me every step of the way!
Ultimately Jaemin was the primary person who put in continuous and endless amounts of effort in order to find me the school that I ended up picking to work at. I can’t thank Jaemin and Travel and Teach enough!

Response from Travel and Teach Recruiting Inc.

We are very happy to hear that you are happy with our services! We are fully confident that you are going to love your time in Korea! If you have any questions or concerns along the way, you know how to reach us :)

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Emily
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Yes, I Reccommend Travel and Teach!

I loved how prepared everyone was for entering the program and how fast my recruiter's responses were. Any worries or questions I had were answered quickly. I felt, and still do feel, confident in settling right into my job, thanks to the staff! I was provided with lots of resources for settling in and adjusting to my new job. I have also recieved various emails of keeping in contact with everyone and never worried about miscommunication or losing contact. Truly, any worries I had were gone in a flash!

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
If I did this all over again, the only thing I wish that I would change is the time. I wish I applied for this program MUCH sooner!
Response from Travel and Teach Recruiting Inc.

Thank you for your kind review, Emily! You certainly won't have any issues losing contact with us! Let us know if you need anything at any time :)

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Alumni Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with verified alumni.

Why did you choose this program?

Life is full of the unknown and the what ifs – keep in mind the hungry wolves that try to cheat and steal from you.

I chose this program because I wanted a trustworthy and reliable anchor in the deep waters of finding a job thousands of miles away – a job in a country with different traditions, food, and above all, a different language.

What did your program provider assist you with, and what did you have to organize on your own?

The program assisted me with far more than just what was expected. They gave me step by step instructions from what they need from me (like my CV) and even country specific information.

As I am from South Africa, they gave me the locations and operating times of where I have to go with my documents, step by step. They also provided me with a Teacher’s Manual and a guide for my first few days in Korea.

What is one piece of advice you'd give to someone going on your program?

I would say do not hesitate to ask questions. This is your future that we are talking about. You have to be sure that you understand what is required of you and what is expected from your employer.

The agency normally has a correspondent in your country of choice, so ask all the questions you need. The correspondent will make sure there is no language gaps (and you will have it on black and white, just in case).

What does an average day/week look like as a participant of this program?

I am at a Hagwon so that means this is a private school. I start work at 10 am and then we end at 6:30. In the mornings, I have kindergarten kids. We just play and basically have a great time while learning English. The afternoons are more of a language school setup. This means kids come in and they have books, and we go through it and help out where we can.

Going into your experience abroad, what was your biggest fear, and how did you overcome it? How did your views on the issue change

Meeting new people - BIG ONE.

I can honestly say, just meet one person and the rest is history. If your co-workers have been there for a while, it is much easier to meet new people. The expat community is really your new family over there. There are groups on Facebook that also help out, with regular meet-ups or events taking place in your city.

What will you pack that is out of the ordinary?

The things you miss the most about home is not really the things that you would expect. It is not the jams that you sang along to on the radio or the even the special at your favorite restaurant.

It`s the small things that you miss like the headache pill from back home or your brand of aftershave. The pillowcase in your room and your favorite seasoning.

A sentimental little thing can truly help you through the home-sick days.

Staff Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with program leaders.

Jaemin Pyeon

Job Title
Teacher Placement Coordinator
Originally from South Korea, Jaemin moved to Toronto to continue his education and eventually graduated from the University of Toronto. Jaemin is passionate about everything Korean and is always excited to be a part of the process in sending teachers there.
Jaemin P

What is your favorite travel memory?

My favorite travel memory is my backpacking trip to Europe. I have traveled to many places in the world, but this was the first time I traveled alone. I was not restricted in doing anything that I wanted to, and was, therefore, able to plan my trip to my taste.

I spent a month traveling to all of the major cities in Europe, meeting new people and experiencing new cultures.

Out of all of the countries in Europe, Switzerland was the most memorable country to me as it had the best scenery out of all of the places that I visited. I fell in love with the mountains that had a different vibe to the Rocky Mountains in Canada.

How have you changed/grown since working for your current company?

I have learned how to successfully interact with strangers while working at Travel and Teach.

Interacting with new people through my role as a Placement Coordinator was able to help me grow my interaction skills with people. I tend to be a bit shy when talking to strangers, but since I started working with Travel and Teach, I have become much more outgoing.

What is the best story you've heard from a return student?

The best story that I have heard is from a teacher who applied to us about two years ago, who was 'stuck in a rut', according to him. He was working at Walmart full time as he wasn't able to secure a job as a teacher in his city even though he graduated with a Bachelor's in Education. He applied to us and within months he was in one of our schools in Seoul teaching. He has reported back (many times!) that he absolutely loves his job and feels that he is fulfilled living and working as a teacher in Korea. I don't think he will be leaving Korea anytime soon!

If you could go on any program that your company offers, which one would you choose and why?

I would love to teach older students in Korea through the Travel and Teach Program. Since I don't relate as well to young kids, teaching older students definitely fits my taste more.

Korea is a wonderful country to live and work in, and I would specifically recommend working in Korea if you are thinking of working in a country in Asia. Seoul and Busan are the two most popular cities, but there are so many other unknown cities that have beautiful scenery and wonderful communities. My advice is therefore to not limit yourself!

What makes your company unique? When were you especially proud of your team?

My company is unique because it is always willing to help its employees develop both professionally and personally. No matter the circumstance, my team is always willing to help however I may need it, which makes me feel that they always have my back. From training to the day-to-day work, management has always been very helpful. I am very thankful to them and I highly recommend working for this company.

What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful company?

I think the biggest factor in being a successful company is how true the company is to their customers. The relationship between a customer and the company is the key to the long-term success of any company, but this is especially true with Travel and Teach. As we have been in business for over 20 years (since 2001), we have worked with thousands of teachers. We have always strived to provide each and every one of them with the best possible experience in Korea. As per our online reviews, I believe we have been very successful at this.