Teach English in South Korea - Public and Private Schools

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Whether you work for a public or private school, high salaries, free housing, paid vacation and bonuses are just a few of the many perks of teaching English in South Korea.

Navigating the EPIK (public school) or the private school application process on your own can be daunting. Greenheart Travel's team has worked alongside the South Korean Ministry of Education and the South Korean National Institute of International Education for over 7 years, and will offer you knowledgeable support each step of the application process.

Public School Teaching Positions:
Spring 2018 Positions:
- Programs Dates: August 2018 – September 2019
- Deadline to Submit: May 15, 2018

Private School Teaching Positions:
Spring 2018 Positions:
- May 2018 – June 2019
- August 2018 – September 2019
- November 2018 – December 2019

Deadline to apply: 4 months before you'd like to leave

Application Fee: USD $400
This fee is waived for anyone who takes a TEFL/TESOL course through Greenheart Travel

  • Your personal program manager will review your application to make sure it’s correct and ready to be submitted to schools in Korea
  • Receive in-depth pre-departure support includes cultural and logistical training to prepare you for life in South Korea
  • Continued program support before, during and after your time teaching in South Korea
  • Be connected to a community of Greenheart Travel alumni teachers before, during and after your teaching contract
  • Paid Public or Private school placements throughout South Korea

Questions & Answers


based on 32 reviews
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  • Fun 9.2
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Fantastic experience in Korea!

Going to Korea was the best decision I ever made! I am so thankful I came across Greenheart's posting for the program on idealist.org that fateful day in August 2010! The application process is a little long because of necessary documents, but the Greenheart staff was very helpful and supportive the whole way. Once in Korea, you won't need much support from Greenheart anymore, as your school and EPIK will help you with anything you need. I really enjoyed my school and I loved my adorable students. The job was really fun. I also made a ton of new friends from all over the world, and there is always something fun to do in Korea, whether it is experiencing the nightlife, the cuisine, or the culture.

As far as daily life goes, all of the amenities you are used to back home are available in Korea. They are very tech savvy, the public transportation is fantastic, and my apartment was just a studio but had all I needed. There are certainly cultural differences, but as long as you go with an open mind and are ready to appreciate experiencing a new culture, it will overall be a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

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Greenheart Travel Support for applying to EPIK

This is a review particularly for Greenheart Travel. I knew I was interested in applying to EPIK, but when I saw the paperwork gauntlet that I had to jump through in order to do so, I became a bit wary. Greenheart Travel helped me put two and two together- they made the process more clear and answered all my questions right away, sometimes even within the hour. I was very impressed by their professionalism; they were very knowledgeable and supportive. I knew exactly what to expect when I arrived. Thank you very much! I love my job now!

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Greenheart Travel is excited to provide authentic cultural immersion experiences for teenagers and adults in countries all over the world. Our programs include volunteer opportunities, short and long term teaching contracts and work and internship...