Decent Experience

Benefits: 8
Support: 8
Fun: 7
Facilities: 7
Safety: 9

I worked for SMOE in 2008. Your experience will vary greatly depending on what school and area you are placed in. For me, I was in a school that never had foreign teachers before. They were very helpful and happy to have me. My apartment was a five minute walk to the school which was very helpful. The school bought me new furniture and appliances (that were on the checklist to provide) and placed me in a very nice bachelor apartment. I was quite happy at the school. I taught the staff some English and went out with the staff a few times for dinner and karaoke. The staff were very friendly for the most part and tried to make me feel a part of the school.

SMOE had some development training which was interesting and helpful. I didn't like that I had to stay at the school for 40 hours when I only taught 22 hours a day. I also thought that some of the training was useless for teachers who had taught in Korea previously as I had.

Would you recommend this program?
Yes, I would