EPIK Public Schools Available March, April, May, August & September

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We provide government public schools in South Korea. 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 see our testimonials or simply search the internet and see what others say about our service.

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Questions & Answers

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 79 reviews
  • Benefits 9.8
  • Support 9.9
  • Fun 9.8
  • Facilities 9.8
  • Safety 9.9
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Nkem
10/10

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!

How can this program be improved?
Just keep working on behalf of the recruits and the schools!
Yes, I recommend this program
Nick
10/10

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.

Yes, I recommend this program
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John
10/10

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.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Summer
10/10

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!!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Tiffany
10/10

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!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Felix
10/10

Exceptional, Personal and Professional Service

Alistair was amazing at accommodating and answering all of my questions as I prepared for Korea. He was attentive and provided detailed information and resources to facilitate the application process. I would not have made such an easy and smooth transition had it not been for Korean Horizons. Preparation was given at every step of the application process and calls were made to ensure that everything was clear. Upon arrival, there are also resources and handy travel books that are provided to you. Most importantly, assistance from Korean Horizons does not end when you arrive here - support is above and beyond and always available. I would highly recommend using Korean Horizons for any person coming to Korea. Thank you for your help.

Yes, I recommend this program
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rebecca
10/10

It's all thanks to Alistair.

I honestly don't know how I would've made it into the EPIK program without Alistair's help. He is and has been an amazing resource throughout the entire process, which can be quite long, but it's reassuring to know that he is there throughout it all to answer any and all questions. Alistair provides excellent insight about the application; there was no chance of me feeling unprepared for anything because he was so detailed in explaining all the steps. He's definitely done this for some time as he had already provided answers for questions people would surely have about things such as visa applications and residency forms. He even gave us a care package upon arrival! Which, by the way, was super handy because I had forgotten to bring an outlet converter. It's also nice to know that we have someone to communicate with and argue on our behalf should the rare chance of trouble arise. For anyone unsure of where to start when applying to the EPIK program, i have no hesitance in recommending Alistair's services at Korean Horizons. You'll be in good hands throughout the entire process and be certain of what to do in every single step.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Jitixa
10/10

Amazing throughout the whole process and after!

I can across Korean Horizons almost by accident but I'm so glad I did! Alistair has really helped me every step of the way and dealing with my anxiety of venturing into the unknown. He was very supportive and informative when helping me get my documents together, keeping me updated as well as asking for updates regularly. The interview prep is second to none and played a big role in helping me secure my place with EPIK. Upon arrival it was also great to meet Alistair at the airport along with other new teachers and get treated to a nice meal and restful night's sleep before heading to an intense orientation (this also really helped me meet friends before heading into orientation which will last me beyond my time in South Korea). He tailors welcome packs for every teacher dependent on where you are placed and really helps to calm any nerves you may have. Finally he has been super helpful beyond orientation and helping me settle in as well as assisting me with buying various things I need for my apartment and giving me important tips on what to do when trying to find a phone, or apply for a bank account. If you are thinking about going to South Korea, Alistair is the man to get you there!

How can this program be improved?
Nothing could be improved at all, Korean Horizons really are the best the recruiters out there!
Yes, I recommend this program
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steve
10/10

Alistair is a Champ!

I applied for the EPIK through Korean Horizons.

Alistair has kept me, and my co-applicants in the loop at all times throughout the process. I find this the most important factor, especially with many of us leaving our lives behind and heading into the "unknown"!

He is very clear about everything you need, when you need it by and goes out of his way to make you feel at ease at every point in the process.

If you have a question, he will respond within the hour (If he is awake) but definitely within 24 Hours, which is great considering the time differences!

The airport pickup, goodie bags, pre-orientation accommodation and drop off on the first day of orientation are all value-added services which add to what makes Korean Horizons stand out above the rest!

Even after orientation, Alistair is available to assist in any way that he can should you need it!

Thanks a mil, Korean Horizons!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Lily
10/10

Great Recruiting Agency

It's my first time teaching abroad and I'm glad I applied through Korean Horizons. Alistair has been nothing but kind, patient and helpful. He kept me updated and gave me constant reminders for deadlines throughout the long EPIK application process. His mock interview was especially helpful especially for someone like me who gets nervous during interviews. Alistair even picks you up from the airport and sets you up in a hotel for the night so you can be as comfortable as possible for orientation the next day. I highly recommend Korean Horizons for anyone looking to apply to work in Korea

Yes, I recommend this program
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Zachary
10/10

Korean horizons is the BEST!!!

Working with Korean Horizons has been an absolute pleasure. From the very beginning Alistair Wery has been extremely thorough in both explaining the process as well as providing more than enough materials and resources to feel completely prepared about the entire endeavor. He has been very personable and very accountable, constantly checking in with me to ensure everything was going smoothly and to offer his assistance in any way. He assisted with my interview, allowing me to practice with him and gave so much helpful feedback and advice that made the final interview a breeze. Once in Korea he picked us up from the airport a day before orientation and provided us with a place to stay and provided us with transportation to the orientation meetup point allowing us to meet others and get settled with little to no stress prior to orientation starting. He provided us with gift bags that included a converter, a map of the city, a tourist guide book, a korean phrase book and even a subway card. Everything Korean Horizons has done has been above and beyond my expectations, and I would never do it any other way.

Thank you so much for all your efforts Alistair! You are amazing at what you do!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Alison
10/10

Korean Horizons is amazing!

This was my first time traveling and working overseas. The idea of figuring everything out and doing all of the required paperwork seemed mind boggling but Alistair was with me every step of the way providing suggestions and support. I even had an issue with some paperwork that I thought would jeopardize my spring arrival and Alistair helped me through everything. I definitely would not be here right now if it was not for him. Anyone who is interested in applying for EPIK should definitely contact Korean Horizons. This is the chance of a lifetime! EPIK itself is an excellent program that really helps you to feel comfortable with such a huge move and has a long history of success.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Stephane
10/10

Don't Look Anywhere Else!

It has been a pleasure dealing with Korean Horizons. The recruiter Alistair Wery is efficient, punctual, patient and incredibly helpful. He guided me through the whole process of coming to Korea from the first application all the way to my arrival. He explained concisely the process and what the job would entail. His description was entirely accurate and it made everything clear to me before I came. His communication was always punctual and answered all of my queries. I never felt that anything was too much trouble. Korean Horizons provided me with great assistance in filling out the application form correctly. The interview preparation really helped calm my nerves and do my best. Alistair was also great at keeping me informed about the progress of my application. In addition to this, he also provided a lot of information about the visa process. Even when my plans changed at the last minute due to visa complications, Alistair was still as patient and as helpful as ever. It is evident that Alistair knows the EPIK process inside out. Korean Horizons is really your best bet at securing a place in the EPIK program. I strongly recommend you use this company to submit your application. It is a big step to come all the way to Korea to teach. It can be a daunting task choosing a recruitment company as ultimately so much responsibility lies with them. The other reviews on this site speak volumes about how Korean Horizons can be trusted to look after you all the way.

Alistair has been only too happy to help me whilst in Korea. This has been invaluable. When coming to a new country it is reassuring to know that there is someone you can trust in the event you need help. He provided myself and the other new arrivals with a package containing books on the Korean language and cuisine, bus card and a plug adapter. This perhaps demonstrates how Korean horizons works as a company. I never once felt treated like simply another number who was to be placed into any job that was available. Instead Alistair always offered me the most honest and tailored advice to my circumstances. Alistair is an expert at what he does and there is a reason that the 50 or so reviews left on this page are all 10/10. You don’t have to look anywhere else!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Lucas
10/10

Korean Horizons is Always There For You!

Working with Korean Horizons was an absolute delight. Imagine working with a recruiter that has a genuine interest in you, always provides help promptly, and is patient and understanding. If you are serious about teaching in Korea then I suggest going through Korean Horizons because they are serious about placing applicants. The amount of help they provided was invaluable! From reviewing my application to helping me with U.S. tax codes. Alistair was always available and prepared me for everything that the EPIK process threw at me. There are so many ways that Korean Horizons will help you but the mock interview was probably the most helpful. The mock interview is tough and a detailed process but it allowed me to crush the EPIK interview! Without the hard work and dedication of Korean Horizons I would most likely not have been accepted into the EPIK program.

Finally, when there was an issue with receiving my Visa from the Korean consulate Korean Horizons helped me out and provided transportation from the airport even when my flight plans had changed multiple times. Plans and arrival times changed numerous times and Korean Horizons did not have any ill feelings towards me. Instead they just wanted to know how they could help.

What makes Korean Horizons different? They care about you and want to provide you with everything that you need to succeed.

Yes, I recommend this program
Amy
10/10

Korean Horizons is the best

If you are reading this you are most likely thinking about teaching English in Korea. You are also probably anxious about choosing the right agency and about getting the right job. That's how i felt when I first decided to take the leap. I was worried about scams and the legitimacy of recruiters. This was a big step for me and I didn't want to just settle with anyone. After tons of research I came across Korean Horizons. Since then it has been smooth sailing. I am in my third week in Korea and I have nothing but positive things to say about Alistair and Korean Horizons.

From the very first time I spoke to Alistair I knew I was in good hands. He gives you all the information you need and step-by-step instructions on what you need and what will happen. Most times after speaking to him I was left with no questions. He gave me exact details on acquiring my documents and when I was pressed for time on getting my visa, he personally called the Korean embassy in South Africa and asked them to fast track the process.

When I was uncertain of my ability to get a job he always reassured me that it is possible and I can do it. When it was time for my interview he prepped me so well that I felt almost no nerves during my interview. Support is something that never lacks with Korean Horizons.

The one thing that I particularly liked was Alistair's punctuality and reliability. Whenever he said he would call or email, he did it at the exact time that he said he would. Arriving in a new country is scary when you have lots of uncertainty about what to do but everything that Alistair said would happen, happened, and it happened on time.

My family was very skeptical and when people heard that I was leaving the first thing that they would ask is whether I am sure it is not a scam. My answer was always the same and I never said it with any doubt. "I am 100% sure that this is a real job and not a scam". I thank Korean Horizons for that.

In essence, Korean Horizons went far and beyond for me. They kept me updated, they got me an amazing job in an amazing location, they organised that my arrival was smooth, they provided me with a useful package, they made setting in easy with the Gmarket service they provide and I know that if I should need anything during my stay I can just contact them. Korean Horizons is the reason that I am living out my dream today.

Yes, I recommend this program

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About Korean Horizons

Korean Horizons is an official accredited provider of teachers for EPIK (English Program in Korea), SMOE (Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education), IMOE (Incheon Metropolitan Office of Education), BMOE (Busan Metropolitan Office of Education) GEPIK...