Teach English in Korea | Travel and Teach Recruiting

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!

Founded
2001

Reviews

Emily
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Using Travel ad Teach was the best decision I had ever made when it came to finding my place overseas. This was my first time overseas, and applying for jobs with my TEFL certificate, and Teach and Teach did everything they could to make it one of the best experiences I had ever had. They were with me every step of the way, and even with the time difference, (I am from Australia), I felt they made every effort to make the experience easier and less stressful on my end. The school I was placed with is so amazing. The kids are great, the other teachers are so welcoming and they help you adjust to your life here really well. If I ever need anything again, I know that my recruiter is only an email away with any questions that I may have. It is one of the best decisions that I have ever made, and you should do the same!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
My advice would be to take the jump and do it! I started my journey in September, and other than a few adjustment issues (everyone has them), it has been one of the best things that I have ever done. The experiences that I have been able to have because of this, has helped me grow and learn in ways that I could not even imagine. It is the best thing that I have ever done.
Response from Travel and Teach Recruiting Inc.

Hi Emily,

Thank you so much for your review!! We always love hearing just how much our teachers love the experience of living and teaching in Korea!

As you mentioned, should you need us, reach out at any time!

Natasha
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I've now been teaching in Korea for 8 months and I have loved my experience here so far! I have absolutely fallen in love with Seoul and Korean food and I enjoy my job and have made great friends! I recommend this program to anyone who is looking for an adventure and to someone who wants to push themselves out of their comfort zone! T&T was great at helping me find my job and with all the steps before arriving in Korea! I love living in the heart of Seoul and have never felt more safe living in a big city!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
If I had to offer some advice it would be to make the most of the experience and truly treasure and make the most of every day. Every weekend I try to do something new, whether that's visiting a new museum, cafe etc. or even trying a new dish. I think its the best way to really experience the city and culture!
Response from Travel and Teach Recruiting Inc.

Thanks for the review, Natasha!

You are bang on about trying new experiences! Korea is absolutely full of them!

Hailey
7/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My experience here in Korea has been amazing, even though it has only been four months. I have met some awesome people and made some new friends while teaching here. I am currently located in Daegu and I love it! Downtown is always a place I go for shopping and food! The people are very friendly and welcoming. There are so many places to see and so many photos to take! During the fall is beautiful with all the changing leaves. Winter so far has been very mild for me. Being from Colorado, I am used to heavy snow and very cold days. I didn't think I would miss snow this much! I am very excited to see where my adventure takes me!

What would you improve about this program?
My recruiter has been very helpful during my placement process. He had answers for me with any question I asked. I wouldn't change a thing.
Response from Travel and Teach Recruiting Inc.

Hi Hailey - thanks for your review!

Daegu is an amazing city, so it's no wonder that you are enjoying it so much :)

Enjoy the rest of your year and reach out at any time if you need anything!

Max
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Travel and Teach Recruiting were very helpful and quick in helping me get all necessary paperwork together and setting me up with a job. The school itself is great and only minimal problems that my director is usually quick to help with. The best part about Travel and Teach, though, is that it is free. You only need to pay for your flight, which cost will be reimbursed. There are practically no down sides and if you want to teach in Kore, Travel and Teach is a great resource to help achieve that goal.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
I was a bit nervous about working in a completely new culture and the difficulty of teaching children who only had a basic grasp of English, but my coworkers and boss were all very friendly and accommodating with any problems or reservations I had.
Response from Travel and Teach Recruiting Inc.

Thanks for the review, Max!

It's great to hear that you are adjusting to the culture and to your surroundings. Co-teachers and managers are a great place to look for support, but as you know, you can reach out to us at anytime as well, should you need anything :)

Grace
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Travel and Teach was very helpful and organized throughout my entire length of stay in Korea. They were very helpful and communicative in the early stages of finding me interviews and job opportunities. I felt like my opinions and needs were really taken into account. My contact with the company, Andy, was so helpful and always available to answer my questions (of which there were many at first). Travel and Teach helped a lot with understanding the visa requirements, especially since I was a bit rushed to complete mine. Overall I had an exceptional experience with Travel and Teach and I would recommend them to anyone looking for a teaching position in Korea! They were quick, organized, and seemed to have my best interest in mind.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
My advice is to be ready to work hard, but also be ready to play hard! Korea is an amazing country full of surprises. The work expected of you is a lot, so don't expect to have a low-key year abroad living a luxurious expat life. But you will for sure make the most of your weekends and evenings! There's so much to do at all hours. I think anyone could find their niche in Korea.
Response from Travel and Teach Recruiting Inc.

Thanks for your kind review, Grace!

There are certainly a lot of things to know with regard to visa documentation, etc. but we are experts after doing this for almost 20 years now!

Thanks again and best of luck on your next experience!!

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Alumni Interviews

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

Eduard Booysen

Growing up in the Southern tip of Africa leads one to broaden your horizons to new lands, cultures, and memories.

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.

Subin Choi

Job Title
Korean Manager in Korea for Travel & Teach Recruiting Inc.
Subin Choi is a Seoul Women's University graduate that lives and works in Seoul, South Korea. She is the head of our Korean management team in Korea where she works directly with Travel and Teach's schools in cities across Korea.

What is your favorite travel memory?

Busan!! I was very impressed with the harmony that exists between very modernized buildings, the ocean, and nature. The food was also so amazing, with such a huge variety of seafood and their unique 'Busan style' barbecue.

I also got lost a couple of times, but the local people were so friendly that every time I asked for help, they were more than willing to help me find my way.

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

Since I have been working with Travel and Teach, whenever I see foreigners in Korea, I have a different perspective of them where I want to help welcome them to my country and be as nice to them as much as I am able to. Before working with Travel and Teach, they seemed like strangers, but now I have a soft spot for them :)

Also, since we are dealing with teachers from many different countries, it made me very curious about these different places and I, therefore, spent time learning about their countries and cultures, which I find fascinating. I hope to visit these countries in the future.

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

The stories I most enjoy hearing are where teachers, who knew little to nothing about Korea before they came to Korea, go home and then want to come right back because they fell in love with Korea and our culture. Hearing that that warms my heart as a Korean :)

It seems that most people who teach in Korea come home with amazing memories, so that is a part of my job that I find very rewarding.

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

I would choose the learning the Korean language program that we offer through Beeline Language, as I think the most important thing to do before coming to Korea is getting acquainted with the culture and the language. When our teachers do this, they always thrive in Korea. When they do not, life is just a bit more difficult - not impossible, but definitely harder on a day to day basis.

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

What makes our company unique, in my opinion, is that we are very picky with the schools that we work with. If a school doesn’t meet our standards, we simply will not work with them, as we would never want one of our teachers to be unhappy at their workplace in Korea. This is something I was taught when I started working with Travel and Teach and this has not changed.

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

There is a Korean expression that says “Never lose sight of your original intentions’. The mission from the very start when our owner, Shane, created this company, was to make sure our teachers had the best experience possible in Korea. We have striven for almost 20 years now to maintain this as our number one goal.