Teach English in South Korea - EPIK Public Schools

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Announcing $12,000 in Scholarships for First Time Travelers!

In 2019, Greenheart Travel will provide scholarship grants to individuals who are “first time travelers” and have the desire for travel and cultural immersion. Our First Time Traveler Scholarships will be available for our Teach English Abroad, TEFL Course, Work Abroad, Homestay Abroad, High School Study Abroad, Teen Summer Language Camp, and Volunteer programs.


High salaries, free housing, free flights, an extensive group orientation, paid vacation and bonuses are just a few of the many perks of teaching English in South Korea.

Navigating the EPIK (public 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 friendly, knowledgeable, and thorough support each step of the application process.

Spring 2019 Positions:
- Programs Dates: February 2019 – March 2020

Fall 2019 Positions:
- Program Dates: August 2019 - September 2020

About the application process: The application is released about 6 months before the start date.

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

Application Fee: USD $75
This fee is waived for anyone who takes a TEFL/TESOL course through Greenheart Travel

  • Paid EPIK Public school placements throughout South Korea
  • We'll make sure you don't waste time and money preparing and submitting incorrect documents
  • Save money or pay off student loans
  • Receive in-depth pre-departure support includes cultural and logistical training to prepare you for life in South Korea
  • Be connected to a community of Greenheart Travel alumni teachers before, during and after your teaching contract

Questions & Answers

Hi there. The program requires that you must have studied in one of these seven citizenship countries since the 7th grade (no later): U.S., Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, or South Africa (no exceptions).
Hey Robyn. No prior Korean language experience is required for the program. You'll learn the basics during orientation :)
Hi, thanks for reaching out! Unfortunately we do not have the answer you are looking for! As a next step we recommend contacting the program provider directly to learn more about eligibility requirements, which you can do here: https://greenhearttravel.org/contact .


based on 32 reviews
  • Benefits 9.7
  • Support 9.6
  • Fun 9.2
  • Facilities 9.4
  • Safety 8.9
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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.

Yes, I recommend this program
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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!

Yes, I recommend this program


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Greenheart Travel is a 501(c)3 non-profit, mission driven organization based in Chicago, USA. We are passionate about providing immersive cultural immersion experiences for teenagers and adults in countries all over the world.

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