GoOverseas 2018 Winner!! EPIK Public Schools Available Each Month

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EPIK Orientation Week - Trip to The Korean Folk Village
Korean Horizons
Korean Horizons
Teachers in South Korea
Teachers in South Korea
Floating lanterns
Floating lanterns
Students and teachers in South Korea
Students and teachers in South Korea

About

Korean Horizons won the Gooverseas Community Choice Awards for 2018 by their 1,000,000+ community. 1st in Best Benefits Provided, 2nd in Best Support Provided & 3rd in Best Safety Provided.

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.

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Questions & Answers

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

Salary is given by your resume and the location that you are looking to teach here. The pay scale is as follows : Level 2 = bachelor + tesol. 2.0m-2.1m for a metro city. 2.2m for a regular city. 2.3m-2.45m for the countryside. Level 2+ = bachelor + tesol + 1 year exp. 2.1m-2.2m for a metro city. 2.3m for a regular city. 2.4m-2.55m for the countryside. Level 1 = bachelor + tesol + 2year exp. 2.3m-2...

Reviews

98%
based on 89 reviews
  • Benefits 9.8
  • Support 9.9
  • Fun 9.8
  • Facilities 9.8
  • Safety 9.9
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Megan
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Korean horizons review

I applied to teach English in Korea through Korean horizons and I'm so glad I did. Fantastic time and help throughout application and arrival, due to some flight troubles I actually got to Korea a few days early and had some problems with my card but my recruiter was there to help every with every problem I ran into, and made a point of keeping in touch even after my orientation in case I needed further support.

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Emmanuel
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Excellent

Alistair (he who runs Korean Horizons) really took care of us completely. Although we (and I say we because I managed to become friends with the five other English teachers that came with me to Korea), knew that Alistair was also helping out a bunch of other people, we all felt individually cared for. Alistair's messages were all personalized and he really provided all of the steps and coaching to succeed in getting to South Korea. I genuinely don't think that I would've done so well in my interview and application without him so I'm forever grateful for Korean Horizons. I'm glad our paths crossed and thanks for everything!

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Kawmadie
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Korean Horizons is great!

Working with Alistair to get into EPIK was great! He was such a big help throughout and even now after reaching my teaching location he is still helping me out! He made the entire process a lot more comfortable and efficient. He got back to my emails promptly and always let me know what I needed to do or bring to make my life easier once I arrived in Korea. I would definitely recommend him for anyone looking to join the EPIK program.

Kristin
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

No Comparison

When I decided to teach in South Korea I applied with several top recruiters, including Korvia. I even had a skype interview with them and a follow-up and WAS NOT IMPRESSED. I felt like a body that just needed to be placed. Luckily, I stumbled upon Korean Horizons and my experience with Alistair has been 10/10. I met many other teachers at the EPIK orientation, and they were all impressed by how great my recruiter was. Korean Horizons teachers were on the first shuttle out to orientation (after being treated to a very nice hotel and dinner the day before), we were prepared for everything and swamped (in a good way!) with information. You will be very well-prepared for your interview and he will make sure your application (essays, lesson plan) are as good as they can be. I know I might sound like an ad but I have had zero issues with KH and I do think (especially after my own experiences and talking with others at orientation) that there is no better recruiter - I am still being contacted and helped even after starting teaching!

Lena
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Korean Horizons

Alistair is both super accommodating and a genuine individual. I really recommend going through Korean Horizons if this is your first time applying through EPIK. You only get great advice on how to fill out the application for EPIK but you also get good connections to meet other teachers!

Having someone wait for me on the first day I arrived in S Korea was such a nice welcome. It can feel hard to feel supported in a foreign country but Alistair does his best to let you know that you are not alone.

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Celina
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Korean Horizons/Alistair

It had always been a dream of mine to teach English in South Korea and Alistair made my dream a reality! He is so helpful and organized. He is there for you throughout the recruitment process with advice and support anytime you need it and has continued to help me whenever I have questions while living in Korea. Moving to a whole different country by yourself is a big deal and I wouldn't trust anyone else with this life changing experience but Alistair!

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Andre
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Alistair just gets it done

The application process for public teaching in Korea is extremely daunting. That's why you need a service like Korean Horizons. From the documents to the interview process, Alistair was there providing expert advice and guidance. If you want to apply to teach in Korea, but don't know how to begin, Alistair and Korean Horizons will make everything a breeze. He breaks down the overwhelming process into bite-sized chunks. I couldn't recommend their services more.

Olorato
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Alistair deserves an award!

Alistair has to be the most amazing person to have on your side throughout your whole recruitment process. He is very helpful and supportive and it just seems like he has the solution to everything - EVERYTHING!

If teaching in Korea is something you are interested in pursuing - Korean Horizons (read Alistair) is the best way to go if you want the assistance of someone who is always on the ball. I cannot recommend Alistair enough - he definitely deserves a reward for his commitment to making one's recruitment process as stress-less as possible even with all the hitches.

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Vanya
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Fantastic Support!

Applying to teach abroad can be a daunting and sometimes confusing process, but Alistair was able to make it fun and easy. From the moment you decide to apply through Korean Horizons Alistair is there to offer you endless support, before and after you’ve arrived, and throughout your entire time in Korea. No question is too silly, and you will never feel like you’re alone even after you’ve just uprooted yourself and moved thousands of miles away from your friends and family. Alistair really does go above and beyond for all his recruits. Compared to the other options out there Korean Horizons, in my opinion, offer the most friendly, helpful, thorough and genuine support… I couldn’t recommend Korean Horizons enough!

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Paul
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Makes it easy for you.

From day one, Alistair was super helpful in getting me started, through the interview process, the document bits and bobs you have to get, and the placement. Fast and detailed response time, readily answering any questions you may have. When I got to Korea, he chauffeured us around everywhere (no need for taxi!), treated us to drinks and even honoured us with his singing! The application process has quite a few hoops you have to go through but Alistair made it so much easier. Was a pleasure!

Nkem
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Couldn't be better

If you are not sure where to start but want to move quickly, Korean Horizons in the place to go. Alistair is on top of everything and will make you feel at ease even when you aren't sure how things are looking. His response times are superb and he will get you all the information you need before/when you need it! As long as you really want the opportunity, he will help prepare you to get it! Good luck and go with Korean Horizons!

What would you improve about this program?
Just keep working on behalf of the recruits and the schools!
Nick
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Alistair is a boss

Alistair is great. He helped immensely with all aspects of the application process and was timely with email responses. After I arrived in Korea, he picked me up from the airport, had a few drinks with me, provided me a hotel for the night, helped out with the mandatory health check the next day and so much more. This man goes above and beyond what he needs to do to ensure you have a nice smooth transition here and I so can't recommend this company enough. Perfect score 5/7.

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John
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Thank you Alistair

Moving to a new country where everything is unfamiliar can be a scary experience. However, if you are planning in to Korea. Look no further! Because Alistair of Korean Horizons will take care of you. Korean Horizons helped me throughout the application process, from the start to the end and not only that, but they also provide their services and you are able to contact them throughout your stay in South Korea. During the application, Alistair guided me through all the steps and he was very open and patient with any questions you have. He even took the time to practice with you and had a mock interview to prepare you for your interview. Korean Horizons also allowed me to have contact with other Korean Horizons recruits and made some very nice friends who I have shared many exciting experiences since my stay in Korea. I definitely recommend you to go through Korean Horizons if you plan on coming to teach in Korea.

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Summer
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Perfect Experience

I was told to get into contact with Alistair from my TEFL program, and I was so glad I did! With his quick response times and availability, Alistair walks you through every step of the process with expertise. Once I arrived in Korea, everything went so smoothly and it was awesome that we got useful swag bags and a dinner to meet other EPIK teachers- other teachers who went through Korean Horizons are still my best friends here! If you are looking for a recruiter to help navigate you through teaching here in SK- look no further than Alistair!!

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Tiffany
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

FANTASTIC recruiter!

If you're looking to teach in Korea, look no further. Alistair of Korean Horizons is the best and I honestly don't know what I would have done without him. He gives you very clear details, instructions and information to make this lengthy and time consuming process as painless and stress free as possible. He's extremely supportive and diligent and goes over and beyond to make sure you're prepared for this major step. His interview prep will leave you more than prepared and he'll continuously keep you up to date on your application. Alistair also generously picks you up from the airport, takes you to dinner, pays for your accommodations AND takes you to breakfast the next day. He makes sure you're well rested and informed with anything you need to know before you meet the EPIK coordinators. I cannot thank Alistair enough for all he has done for me in the past few months!