Travel and Teach Recruiting Inc.

Why choose Travel and Teach Recruiting Inc.?

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!


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Yes, I recommend this program

Travel and Teach

I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to Jaemin at Travel and Teach for his exceptional assistance in finding me a teaching job in Korea. Jaemin's dedication, professionalism, and expertise were instrumental in making the entire process seamless and stress-free. He took the time to understand my preferences and needs, and he matched me with the perfect teaching position. Thanks to Jaemin's help, I am now embarking on an exciting journey teaching abroad. I highly recommend Jaemin and Travel and Teach to anyone seeking teaching opportunities in Korea. Thank you once again for your outstanding support!

Warm regards,
CJ Toner


If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
Response from Travel and Teach Recruiting Inc.

Hi Ciaran,

We appreciate you taking the time to write this review. We're so glad that you enjoyed your experience with us and hope that you have the best year ever in Korea! If you need anything, you know where to find us :)

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I feel like Travel and Teach is a hidden gem amongst many other recruiters

The recruiter I was in contact with was very nice, very sweet, and he helped me with many many things which made the entire daunting like process much easier. I would definitely recommend T&T for anyone wanting to teach English specifically in South Korea. After applying, I literally found myself teaching English in South Korea. Wild man, wild. The hagwon that I was hired by is also very nice. The director is a really nice guy who has.been very helpful. The other teachers have been very helpful as well and silly. The kids all love them. Of course it's not perfect but you've gotta take the ups with the downs. I could very well see myself staying for a full contract or more. I think for a couple of years at least.

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
Getting use to understandingredients basic phrases while shopping or eating out was a challenge at first but with a little practice and some listening practice, you'll pick it up pretty quickly.
  • So much help
  • Resources
  • Knowledge
  • Initiation is a little slow
Response from Travel and Teach Recruiting Inc.

Hi Giovanni

Thank you for your review:)

It's always great to hear stories like yours! Each time one of our teachers lands in Korea, it's like we get to re-live our first time teaching there....many many years ago now!

This is a special time in your life and we wish you all the best in exploring it! If you need anything at all, you know where to find us!

The Travel and Teach Team

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Could not have been better!

Throughout the entire process of getting a visa, setting up interviews, all the way to boarding the plane, I received so much help and support from Jaemin and the Travel and Teach team. There's a lot that goes into preparing to live and work abroad, and I would have been lost without T&T. I am into my first week of teaching and alread love my school, the students, my coworkers, and the area where I love. Jaemin helped set up my arrival in Korea as well as traveling from the airport to my current city. I also got loads of helpful information about things like setting up my phone to use internationally, getting an ARC and ID card, and getting in contact with the current foreign teachers at my school. I found out that the other foreign teachers also worked with Travel & Teach and had similarly great experiences. Couldn't be happier!

  • Quick response times
  • Considerate of applicants wants/needs
  • Extremely informative
Response from Travel and Teach Recruiting Inc.

Hi Ainsley,

Thank you so much for providing such a kind review! We are happy that you are already settling in to your school and making friends with your coworkers. The first few weeks in Korea can be a lot to take in, but it seems as though you are very happy there, which makes us happy!

If you need anything at any time, you know where to reach us!

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Best Support and Easy Process!

I've been working with Jaemin for a few months and it's been such an easy and fun process! It was really nice to have one person dedicated to helping me from start to finish through the process. Jaemin has always provided fast and thorough responses, often anticipating questions before I could even ask them. He set up multiple interviews for me to shop around different jobs and provided all the information I could ask for to make the best decision for my wants/needs. After I chose a job Jaemin/Travel and Teach helped with me through the entire visa process and sent over a packet to help aid me with the move. Everything has been very organized and easy. Travel and Teach removed all the stress I had about starting this new adventure. I can't recommend them enough!

  • Fast Response Time
  • Informative
  • Helpful
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I was extremely impressed with the professionalism and thoroughness that Travel and Teach provided. My recruiter Jaemin was so responsive and friendly in all of my communications with him. Even with the help I received from Jaemin, I still found the process to be confusing and I really don't know how I would have navigated it on my own. I am thankful for his help and for his patience answering my 100's of questions!

I would definitely recommend using the Travel and Teach service to anyone looking to teach in Korea. I’m now in Korea and I love my school, my students and the area I live in. Thank you!!



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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.