• South Korea
    • Seoul
    • Busan
    • Gwangju
26 - 52 weeks
Classroom Audience
Elementary Middle School High School

Program Details

  • Bachelor in any field
Job Type
Classroom Audience
Elementary Middle School High School
Weekly Classroom Hours
Age Min.
Age Max


Salary / Benefits
Salary is 2,200,000 to 2,950,000 depending on your resume and the location you teach in South Korea. Tax is income tax-free for certain nationalities.

Benefits include
Rent-free single furnished apartment near your school
• 300,000 won one-time settlement allowance
• Round-trip airfare allowance of 2,600,000 won
• 26 working days paid vacation + 15 national holidays (7 weeks in total)
• Medical contributions
• Pension contributions
• 1 month salary bonus on completion of contract
• Sick paid leave allowance
• Special leave allowance
• Korean co-teacher to assist with your classes

As a Korean Horizons Teacher, you will also receive :
1. Airport pickup, hotel for 1 evening & transport to the education office / school
2. Introduction pack (including a Travel Adapter, a Stanley Vacuum Mug & other goodies)
3. Order anything you like using our interest-free Supermarket credit service from any online Korean store & pay us back once you get paid your salary.

Throughout your time – whilst applying; during applying – and after you are here – we will be available to support you and be there for you.
Price Details
We are financed by the South Korean government to recruit you. Therefore, our services are completely free to you - you should never pay for recruitment services for teaching positions in South Korea.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airfare Domestic Airfare Airport Transfers Meals Travel Insurance Visa
Jan 10, 2023
Apr 26, 2022
122 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

We are the official recruitment agency of the EPIK program and we are here to assist you with the employment process. And after all, that's why it is good to come to a recruitment agency. We provide a safety net for you. Apply direct to an educational institution and you are on your own!

If you are having problems with your school... Or you need some information or help, you can contact us and we will provide you with some advice... You might not always like it, but it will be the truth. And that's really our philosophy: to provide you with a completely trustworthy service, right from the initial phase of introducing you to the education office, to making sure that you are content with your teaching position and if there's anything you need we will always be available.

Please search the internet and see what others say about us.

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Program Highlights

  • Travel Around South Korean & Learn About the Exciting Asian Culture
  • Learn Korean and stand apart from your peers
  • Work with EPIK and add value to your Resume - be recognized by future employers
  • Start dates Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov & Dec
  • 2.6m in Flights provided, 7 weeks vacation and rent-free single furnished apartment

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Program Reviews

4.96 Rating
based on 188 reviews
  • 5 rating 95.74%
  • 4 rating 4.26%
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  • Benefits 4.9
  • Support 5
  • Fun 4.85
  • Facilities 4.9
  • Safety 5
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Yes, I recommend this program

Great experience

I have only good things to say about my process applying to teach in Korea through Korean Horizons and particularly working with Alistair. He is very thorough, supportive, and works nonstop to help you along the way. His advice for the interview was invaluable. And even now he checks in to see how I am doing. There was a lot of paperwork to complete so it was nice having someone to work with and make sure I was on track. Overall, I am very satisfied with my experience and am loving my job/life here in Korea!

  • Tireless work on Alistair's part helping me get the job
29 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Highly Recommend Korean Horizons!

Korean Horizons go above and beyond! I can't express enough on how helpful they have been. I don't think I would have made it without them!

I would definitely recommend Korean Horizons to anyone who wants to teach in South Korea. As the process can be very confusing and stressful especially when it came to all the documents for the interview and visa, but Alistair has been amazing from the start. Always answering my questions promptly and helped me throughout the process.

I 100% recommend Korean Horizons!

32 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Alistair is awesome!!!

Alistair (Korean Horizons) is the best recruiter you could go through for applying to EPIK!!! He knows everything about the program and coaches you through the application and interview. He makes sure that you have everything you need and gives great recommendations. I felt so much more secure going through the application process because Alistair was my recruiter. He helps you sooooooo much and makes sure you don’t get lost in the process. I can’t imagine how stressful it was to apply without a recruiter. Definitely go with Alistair. 10/10

30 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program


Wow Alistair is an actual saving grace to all of us. When other people were stressing about placements, information, other recruiters and even EPIK themselves not responding to them for days on end, Alistair ALWAYS responded within a day. Even whilst here in Korea he is still reaching out to us to make sure we are okay. To have peace of mind I promise you Korean Horizons is THE best recruitment agency and so many of us passed because of them. I highly doubt I would be here without them. Amazing company, Alistair is amazing and I hope everyone reading this can succeed and get to Korea through Korean Horizons! You can all do it 😊

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
Most nervewrecking was going to my schools. But all of the teachers are lovely and welcoming.
27 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

The Best Decision I Have Ever Made

Wow, where do I begin?

From the moment I was considering teaching in Korea, by sending one simple email of interest, Alistair responded promptly. He arranged a phone call for more clarification, and from there, I knew I would be in good hands.

I am the first person in my family to work abroad. However, Alistair had all of the tips and answers to my questions regarding documents, moving, teaching, etc.
His interview prep was excellent. I felt so confident during my interview (even though it was at 2:00am my time, haha). Once I passed my interview, he was prompt and accurate with any updates about my placement, quarantine, and life in Korea.

When I landed in Korea, I encountered a problem. With just one Kakao message, Alistair was able to help me fix it.

I can 100% say, moving to Korea with the help of Korean Horizons was the best recruitment company to choose, and best decision of my life for my career.

From his personalized emails, to his check-ins, and intro package, I am forever grateful for the support of Alistair.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
A few days before my departure to Korea, I experienced impostor syndrome. "Am I really doing this?" "Korea is so far away." "Do I have what it takes to be a good teacher?"

It was no coincidence that Alistair soon after sent an email entitled "To Korea" with loads of helpful information, that gave me the confirmation I needed that I have amazing support, and that I CAN do this.
41 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Highly reccomend

I would recommend Korean Horizons to anyone who's looking to teach ESL in Korea!. Alistair helped me with the process and was proactive in trying to acquire all the necessary documentation ahead of time. Anytime my group and I had questions, he would always reply in a timely manner. Alistair always made sure to check on us if we weren't responding to his emails which also served as a very considerate and polite reminder. To think that I would've applied directly to EPIK, would've been the most terrifying and confusing experience. I am grateful that Alistair saw my resume on a third party website and reached out to me with this wonderful and rewarding opportunity.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
Fearing being unprepared and not knowing what to pack. I simply solve this by asking others in my group and looking at videos on social media for advice.
37 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Extremely helpful

The EPIK application process was arguably one of the most stressful things I've ever had to do and I'm so glad I chose Korean Horizons. Alistair provides all the information you need for every step and any questions you have, he will answer in less than a day. The process can be very complicated especially when it came to all the documents required and the interview, but Alistair will always be there to help you from beginning till the end. I highly recommend Korean Horizons to anyone who wants to apply to EPIK because I honestly doubt I could've made it to South Korea so smoothly without Alistair's assistance.

39 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

I can't recommend Korean Horizons enough!

Alistair made the whole process from initial application to arriving at my apartment in Korea as seamless and easy as possible. It is, at times, a complicated process so his guidance was invaluable! He is honest and transparent, unlike some recruiters and always on hand to answers questions within a day, often just a few hours. He continues to support you after your arrival in Korea and even provides a welcome pack with useful items and information. Couldn't recommend more! Thank you Alistair :)

39 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers

All of the positions we provide are full-time 12 month fixed term contracts. It's possible to renew each year.

Teaching experience is not required. 98% of all new teachers have no prior teaching experience. To apply, you need to have a bachelor. You need to have the commitment to complete the TEFL by your start date and you can apply without one. Hope that this information is useful.

Hey Paul - we did some research and it looks like the salary is controlled by the government, and there are pay grades. Appreciate the question, surely others are wondering too