Adventure Teaching: You Should Probably Do This...

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Teach in Asia
Teach in Asia
Korean pizza is very different but delicious in its own unique way!
Picking chestnuts in the fall with the kindergarteners.
From the Studio Ghibli exhibit at the I'PARK Mall in Seoul.
Boryeong Mud Festival
One of the first places I discovered in my new neighborhood (Ulsan, South Korea)

About

We provide our teachers with an honest, upfront, “no-bull” perspective, and we work tirelessly to prepare each teacher to live and work abroad for a year. We are aware of and interested in each teacher’s unique needs and desires because we were all teachers once, too! Everyone on the AT team has lived and taught in Korea, and we use our industry experience to help you navigate the ever-changing Korean job market.

We are committed to finding a work environment that is well suited for you, and we’re committed to helping you navigate the cultural intricacies using our expertise and multi-cultured team. It can seem overwhelming to pursue the application process and get your foot in the door, but rest assured, our selection process is straightforward, and we will be right beside you every step of the way!

Visit our website to submit an application or request more information. Korean schools hire year round, so NOW is always the perfect time to apply!

Questions & Answers

Thanks for providing such great insight Elizabeth! Nate, we highly recommend taking a TEFL course as we find it helps with building confindence in the classroom and gives you a better idea of teaching English. Here are a couple of online courses we'd recommend https://adventureteaching.teflsource.com/
They work with you to help you find job assistance, but it is important to keep an open mind since they're a third party!

Reviews

85%
based on 71 reviews
  • Benefits 8.5
  • Support 8.9
  • Fun 8.4
  • Facilities 8.3
  • Safety 9
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Lianne
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I love my job and Adventure teaching helped me get it

I am very pleased with the services they provide. I found the visa process extremely confusing when I tried to do it on my own. Adventure teaching had all the forms, steps and how to fill paperwork out. It was easy to read and follow. If I had any question the staff would promptly send me a reply. They offered me many great schools and were there through the whole process. I am very happy at my job and thankful to the caring and hardworking staff of Adventure Korea.

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sokrean
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great program! Excellent staff!

I called Adventure Teaching looking for a way to get to Korea. I'd never travelled outside of North America; I didn't know the first thing about Korea, but I wanted to teach English. I wanted to see the world, meet new people, and get paid for it. Come on, who wouldn't?

Having no idea how to make this happen, however, I found myself relying fully on the generous assistance of the staff at A.T. They took great interest in my situation and, not only educated me on the fundamentals of life, language, and culture in Korea, but also advised me in detail as I struggled to decide which year-long contract to accept.

My first month in Korea was stressful, to say the least. I started teaching classes the day after I got off the plane. I lived in a temporary apartment. I couldn't sleep past 7:00 in the morning and I'm not a morning person. The only two people that I knew in the entire country lived too far away to meet up, except for on the occasional weekend. I didn't know where to buy groceries or how to order food. I lived off of the granola bars that I'd packed from home and the peanuts that I saved from the plane ride. I'm glad that month is over; I don't want to think about it anymore.

Fast-forwarding to the present, I'm half-way through my first year in Korea and, to my pleasant surprise, I'm happy. At the end of the first month, I moved to a brand new apartment, which is far nicer than anything I'd be able to afford back in the States, and began teaching regular classes at a new branch of the academy. My co-teachers are warm and welcoming and my middle school students are not only bright and interested, but hilarious! Outside of work, I study Korean, meet up with friends, and explore the city. The transition period was clearly not my favorite, but now that I've settled in, it's worth it and I'm enjoying doing exactly what I set out to do: seeing the world, meeting new people, and getting paid for it.

I never would've made it this far without the help and guidance of the friendly people at Adventure Teaching. They helped me find a good place to work in a great country and, although it took some time, the transition was way smoother than it would've been without them!

Whenever my friends back home comment that they're thinking of teaching English in Korea, I refer them to A.T. and tell them to go for it. You never know what's waiting for you on the other side of the ocean!

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Mike
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Good Overall

The staff at Adventure Teaching did a great job getting me interviews with quality schools. They were very organized and informative for me on what to expect in Korea as an Ex-pat. Things in Korea are never as planned out, organized, and as well communicated as my experience in America, but as long as you know that then you can enjoy the spontaneity. Once I got to to my new home my boss took over for making sure I had what I needed, this isn't always the case as I have learned from others.
It took me a while to connect to other foreigners in my city only because I didn't find the local teachers facebook group for my city. In my city the foreigners do a great job of spending time with each other and looking out for each other. I have found the majority of Koreans to be very friendly, welcoming, and helpful as well.
Korea has been a great place to explore many places and is fairly easy to get around even without knowing Korean as long as you are not afraid to ask for and seek out help. I have gotten lost a few times or missed my bus stop a few times because I didn't know Korean, but the Koreans have been great at helping me get back to the right place.
Every teaching job is different and all have pluses and minuses. But over all Korea is a very easy place to work and live.

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mrkoshnikof
5/10
No, I don't recommend this program

Uncommunicative

Although I eventually made it to my placement in Korea in a timely manner, the summer preceding was extraordinarily stressful, unfortunately do to the lack of communication from AT staff. There is a lot of extremely time sensitive stuff leading up to leaving for Korea, so it seems unprofessional that my emails were answered days late, and even then with questions that I ask left only vaguely answered (or not answered at all). I am grateful for the little help I received, but if I did it again, I would almost certainly go through somebody else.

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Ollie
7/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Keeps getting better

My first few months teaching in Korea were a bit rough, mostly due to the culture/language barrier outside of the school in my city, and lack of expats I had to hang out with. My school has always been great to me though, and I enjoy working there. I love the pay and the housing they provided. The more time that goes by, I've become much more comfortable living in Korea and getting by doing day-to-day stuff without any awkwardness or problems. I'm finally meeting a lot of cool people and now have a good solid group of other foreign teacher friends. I'm finished my contract in 4 months, and if I didn't have prior plans back home (Canada), I would seriously consider resigning with my school! Overall a very awesome experience!

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nbilo83
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

It's worth it.

Adventure Teaching hooked me up with a school that was a great fit for me, in a nice area with great parks. It is hard to get used to a different culture, different foods, and a new language. However, Koreans are exceptionally hospitable to foreigners in many ways. They go above and beyond to make you feel welcome and comfortable. My school even gives me free lunch every day! The perks of the job are great and it is totally worth it to spend a year or more here.

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RandBMol
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great recruiting company!!

AT was absolutely amazing to work with! They helped us with every detail when planning out year abroad. Adventure Teaching was always very prompt and quick in their communications with us when we were looking for a school.

AT was also there for us after we settled into life in Korea. Their online store was often a lifesaver. We were able to set up cell phones with them and get other household items. If we ever had any questions about our teaching contracts or simply just life in Korea they were always so helpful!

Our year in Korea would not have been so successful without Adventure Teaching!

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James
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Adventure Teaching: More Than Just a Recruiter

From start to finish, Adventure Teaching supported one of the most excellent life decisions I have ever made: teaching in South Korea. Their staff was available for questions and support throughout the application process, and the school I was placed in provided for my personal needs well beyond the status quo.

The stories I heard from other English teachers confirmed the truth about many other recruiting programs: most are interested in getting teachers into their new jobs, and that's the extent of their services. With Adventure Teaching, I received regular communication from Adventure Teaching Staff, asking for feed back, directing me towards professional and personal resources in South Korea, and giving me advocacy support in all questions I had about life in Korea and my job. The thing about Adventure Teaching that continued to be clear throughout my time in Korea was this: for the Adventure Teaching team, it was not just about a business, it was about providing an awesome experience for their teachers.

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Katie
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Adventure Teaching.. The Best!

Adventure Teaching, there are so many great things to say about the company. From the initial process of getting a Korean visa to my arrival in Korea, they were there through the whole process! The staff was extremely friendly, approachable and often checked up on me to see how I was enjoying my time in Korea. They eased my nervousness, connected me with other teachers and answered all my questions about the culture differences. They have a great understanding of the Korean culture and do a lot to help ease their teachers into Korean life. They want the best for their teachers, and go to great extents to creat a comfortable, enjoyable time in Korea!

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lm
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Adventure teaching goes above and beyond

Adventure teaching helped my husband and I find a great school in a great location. But more than just help us find a job, they helped us settle into life in Korea. We received a welcome package with a subway map, t money card (transit card) and many more items and tips that would be helpful and necessary to daily life. They also helped us with setting up a cell phone, buying a scooter and getting a water cooler in our apartment. When planning to teach in Korea, I had never thought about these things; I only thought about the job and housing so it was nice that they thought about these things and helped make is feel confident (and not completely lost) in a foreign country very quickly. I have so many fond memories of South Korea because of Adventure Teaching.

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Tom
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Excellent

After stumbling upon Adventure Teaching, I discovered I was very fortunate to find them. They made every part of the process virtually seamless. The keep in constant contact with their clients, even after they have arrived and settled in Korea. They also have an online store to help new arrivals as well as the grizzled veterans track down the much needed comforts of home. I have used Adventure Teaching twice now, and would highly recommend them to any one!