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

Program Details

Qualifications
  • Bachelor in any field
Job Type
Government
Classroom Audience
Elementary Middle School High School
Housing
Apartment
Weekly Classroom Hours
22
Age Min.
20
Age Max
62

Pricing

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 3,100,000 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. 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 30, 2024
Mar 25, 2024
150 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.

To apply, please email us directly on Jobs@KoreanHorizons.com

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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
  • 3.1m in Flights provided, 7 weeks vacation and rent-free single furnished apartment

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Program Reviews

4.94 Rating
based on 236 reviews
  • 5 rating 94.49%
  • 4 rating 5.51%
  • 3 rating 0%
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  • Benefits 4.9
  • Support 5
  • Fun 4.85
  • Facilities 4.9
  • Safety 4.95
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mokete
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

my experience with korean horizon

My experience altogether was a great one I would not trade it for anything else. The fact that I had a place to sleep the night I landed and was picked from the airport made everything else way way more easier for me. The information I got about certain things that were going to required when landed made it even better because I avoided most of the paperwork since I did everything online while at home. The only thing that I had to focus on was the orientation. In general everything for me was extremely easy and straight forward for me because of the information provided to me by Alistair

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
Not being prepared for the weather in terms of clothes.
25 people found this review helpful.
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LAUREN
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Korean Horizons very helpful!

Korean Horizons was extremely helpful and informative throughout the application and interview process straight through to the EPIK orientation. We had a facebook group where updates were posted and the mock interview we had together was a great way to prepare and to get useful feedback! Gathering all the documents was quite stressful but Alistair gave us a lot of help with this which was great.
We were also able to meet other program participants one day prior to the orientation as they provided a hotel stay for the night. Highly recommend Alistair and the services Korean Horizons provide!

21 people found this review helpful.
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J
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

I recommend!!!

At first glance, the EPIK application and process seemed overwhelming and daunting. However, much of the pressure was alleviated from the moment I contacted Alistair. He is professional, supportive, and thorough, providing detailed updates, prompt responses, and frequent check-ins. I appreciate his consistency, dedication, and professionalism in his services. By following all the advice and guidance of Alistair, your chances are very positive. Look no further - Korean Horizons comes recommended!

21 people found this review helpful.
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Saffron
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Chose Korean Horizons!

I was really glad I went with KH - mainly because there was a large group of us who arrived at the same hotel before orientation, and we were able to all meet each other and settle for a day before orientation began. This might not sound like a huge deal - but to me it was incredibly comforting to have met people and spent some time with people before we went to our orientation. Additionally - Alistair had provided us with so much information about orientation, that we knew exactly what to expect. I met others at the orientation who had come independently, and they seemed clueless about the whole process, and were asking us (from KH) lots of questions.
In other areas, Alistair helped me to prepare for my interview, so I knew exactly what to expect. We had a Facebook group with everyone in Korean Horizons, and this was really a lifeline when navigating the paperwork and interview process!

What was your funniest moment?
I really enjoyed the orientation. It was definitely intense, but I met some incredible people and was constantly laughing and joking with my new friends! It is so refreshing to hangout with others from all over the world - Australia, USA, South Africa etc etc.
Pros
  • Korean Horizons meets before orientation, so you have an extra day to meet people and settle.
  • Alistair guides you through all the relevant processes, offering really helpful advice along the way.
  • EPIK is an opportunity to push yourself out of your comfort zone, meet amazing new people, embrace a different culture and, last but not least, gain some incredible work experience!
23 people found this review helpful.
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Lisa
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Exceeding my expectations

As a new teacher who did not know the Korean language, I did not know what to really expect. I knew I wanted to teach in Korea, so I chose a credible helpful agency like Korean Horizons. Applying through Korean Horizons lifted many concerns I had as a new teacher and teaching abroad. My recruiter, Mr. Wery, has eased my concerns and made the whole process easier. It is not easy going from one country to living in the next, but Mr. Wery made the transition very smooth. I am grateful for choosing Korean Horizons.

Pros
  • Helpful
  • Efficient
  • Supportive
20 people found this review helpful.
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Kailey
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

So helpful!

I applied to the EPIK program through Korean Horizons, and I cannot recommend it enough. Alistair provided so much help and support, and I honestly don’t know if I would have made it here without his help. I did a mock interview with him, and he gave really useful feedback for the actual interview. He paid for a hotel the night before the orientation. Arriving a day early and meeting the other teachers felt like a great start to the program. Alistair kept me on track and gave helpful information when it came to the documentation and paperwork. I think he made the whole process go much smoother.

22 people found this review helpful.
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Heather
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Two Thumbs Up for Alistair @ Korean Horizons- Highly Recommend!

When starting the process and looking into applying for the EPIK program, everything seemed so daunting at first. There was so much to do and consider months ahead of time. When speaking to a close friend about the journey we were about to embark on, she recommended we (my husband and I) reach out to Alistair from Korean Horizons. From the very first email that was sent to Alistair, we were immediately put at ease. His efficiency and dedication to assisting us were admirable. Alistair went above and beyond in every regard. All emails were responded to with careful consideration and the best intentions in mind. His responses were always efficient, detailed, and tailored to our needs. Alistair provides a 1:1 mock interview which is intended to best prepare you for the real deal! If ever we felt unsure of something, we could always count on Alistair to give us the best possible advice. We honestly believe in our hearts that this journey was only possible through all of the guidance, support, and advice that Alistair was able to provide us with.

The amount of time and effort that Alistair invested in us is something we'll always be grateful and appreciative of! We would highly recommend using Alistair at Korean Horizons to anyone interested in this exciting journey to South Korea.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Come in with an open mind to learn and explore South Korea. Try new food, make new friends, and most importantly never forget your roots and all that you can share with others about where you come from. Have fun with this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Pros
  • Support throughout the process.
  • Continued support once in South Korea.
  • Accommodation provided the day before registering for orientation - very needed and helpful!
25 people found this review helpful.
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Shanice
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Highly Recommend

Alistair is extremely knowledgeable and has all the resources to help you when applying for EPIK! I believe that the advice, feedback, and resources provided to me helped me be successful. Alistair via Skype allowed me to practice for my interview and gave me important information and tips on things to note for my EPIK interview.

Applying to EPIK can be challenging due to the many required documents, however, with Korean Horizons this process becomes a lot easier. They also provide continuous help, even after placement. I highly recommend using Korean Horizons!

Pros
  • Feedback
  • Continuous help, even after placement
22 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