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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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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...

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based on 76 reviews
  • Benefits 9.8
  • Support 9.9
  • Fun 9.8
  • Facilities 9.8
  • Safety 9.9
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Matthew
10/10

The best recruiter out there

Alistair and Korean Horizons make it happen. I had previously tried to go through KorVia, a well known recruiter with quite good credentials, but please don't go with them. I had been told by them that i would not be able to go through EPIK as it was "too late so there would be no chance". This was in April/May 2015, but when i spoke to Alistair at the towards the end of July, he informed me that this was more than possible.

Helping and corresponding with me at every opportunity before i had even seen sight of an airport, let alone South Korea itself, Alistair was a bastion of support and information for me and i cannot recommend him and his service enough. As many others have stated, he is so kind as to pick you up from the airport, put you up for the night, buy you and your other EPIK mates dinner, something that i have not heard being done anywhere else. To top it off, he even drove myself and other EPIK teachers to our meeting point in Busan as well as give us all a tote with some very useful books, maps and other information.

Alistair goes above and beyond and most importantly, he gets you here.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Paul
9/10

Excellent Service from a Reputed Recruiter

I've read many comments about Alistair and his recruiting agency prior to applying. And to be honest, after the first phone screening interview, many comments about his direct and professional approaches to teachers are true (and he's a really personable guy once you get to meet him).

It is my first time looking for a teaching job after graduating from a business program in university recently. When working with Alistair, please do your homework about teaching in Korea prior to signing on with him. You need to be prepared, so he can move things forward for you. With that said, Alistair has been a huge help in my application process to teach in a public school in Korea. (where as other recruiters have told me to be flexible and not be picky) I've had doubts that I can't get an English teaching job in Korea because of my Asian heritage, but Alistair never highlighted it as an obstacle for my work search. He is someone you can rely on to place you in a location of your preference. I could not ask for a better location to be teaching at! As long as you do your part as the applicant to make a good introduction video, make sure all the necessary documents are ready to go, you'll be all set! He'll even coach you through some mock interview questions.

When you set foot in Korea, Alistair is kind enough to pick you up in the airport and to provide accommodations in a hotel for the night before you attend orientation or meet your head teacher the next day. He'll also give you a Korean Horizons tote bag that includes helpful local maps and guidebooks. Overall, Alistair was incredible in helping me get placed at an excellent location in Korea.

Really appreicate your service Alistair :D

How can this program be improved?
Korean Horizons has lots of experiences placing teachers in public schools in Korea. Alistair really knows his stuff. One minor thing may be to provide more resources on the Korean Horizons website, like teachers' experiences teaching in various programs and resources for teaching, but you can also find these on other sites.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Carla
10/10

I highly recommend working with them

I was very fortunate to work with Korean Horizons when I applied to teach in Korean public schools. I received my Bachelor’s degree in mid-June and was on a plane to Korea before the end of August. Alistair was patient and answered all of my questions regarding the application process. He met us at the airport and our group had dinner and stayed at a hotel for the night before being brought to our orientation. I’ve spoken to teachers who used different recruitment agencies and they did not receive anywhere near the level of support that Alistair provides his teachers with. He was so helpful every step of the way. He even followed up a year later to see if there was anything he could help me with. I spent 3 years in Korea. I’m now teaching English in Thailand. Recently I wanted to see if I could get a copy of the old references from my application to teach in Korea. I e-mailed Alistair to see if he might know who I should ask about copies. He replied right away and attached were my reference letters - from 2011. Even now, 4 years later, he is still willing to help. I can’t recommend Korean Horizons highly enough.

How can this program be improved?
I don't think it could be improved. I wouldn't change anything.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Lindsay
7/10

Exceeded all my expectations

If not for Korean Horizons I would probably still be in South Africa hoping for the best. A friend that was aware of the continuous battles I faced with the recruiter I dealt with previously recommended Korean Horizons making it very clear how helpful and friendly Alistair Wery is. After months and months of no prospects of actually getting to South Korea any time soon, because of all the hiccups with my previous recruiter I actually gained some hope again after making contact with Alistair. Within 10 days to be exact a post was secured for me. Thereafter, everything moved rapidly and it was finally happening. Alistair made sure not to miss a thing and walked me through this very technical process every step of the way. Since, this was all new for me he understood the amount of support that was needed and made this so much more easier for me. I arrived a day earlier and even then he made the necessary arrangements for me to have a place to sleep giving me less to worry about. He has been very patient with all my questions and concerns and to top it all off he hands all the teachers an introduction pack (map,dictionary, tour guide, cash bee, korean cuisine guide etc) that is sure to help make this experience unforgettable! He also made sure to hand us over safely to our education officers lol...Korean Horizon's services are few and far between!!!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Kate
10/10

Korean Horizons did a good job

Once I realized I wanted to teach in South Korea I started looking for people to help me get a good job in a public school (as I'd heard a variety of stories about hagwans). The first person I spoke with told me that getting a spot in EPIK was not going to happen so I should seek out hagwans. This made me worried, and seeing as how the EPIK application wasn't even due yet I decided to try and find another recruiter. Alistair Wery from Korean Horizons assured me that I would get placed in a public school through EPIK. Although sometimes everything seemed a little rough and last minute, Alistair assured me that I would get this job. Once I received my contract, Alistair was still there to help me once I got to Korea. I flew in a day earlier than the other EPIK teachers and Alistair had us put up in a nice hotel for the night on his expense; he also took us out for dinner. Alistair also gave us all a Korea starter pack with a dictionary, a map, a guidebook, and a teaching handbook. The next day, Alistair personally drove me and other teachers to our post in Busan, and dropped us off with our co-teachers. The arrival in Korea was smooth and not stressful thanks to Alistair and Korean Horizons.

How can this program be improved?
I really have no complaints
Yes, I recommend this program
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Matthew
10/10

Unbelievable service

Alistair Wery has gone above and beyond anything I could have imagined. His quality of service has been second to none. Not only was he constantly providing impeccable guidence throughout the application process, he made absolutely sure that I was well prepared and that I had all of my affairs in order before leaving for Korea. He was and still is always available to talk and help out in any way he can. Upon arrival in Korea, he was there waiting at the airport to meet each and every one of his recruited English teachers, providing us with rooms to stay in for the night, an unbelievable care package that has made life much easier settling in, he treated us all to a good dinner where we could all get to know each other and even provided us with an adapter just incase we couldn't plug in our devices. When I speak about the service that Alistair provided to any of my fellow English teachers (who weren't recruited by him) they can hardly believe what he has done for me and are left with a look of bewilderment mixed with jealousy. I will be forever grateful for the service that he has provided and feel that I have gained not only a good job but a friend in him too.

How can this program be improved?
If every recruiter is as good as Alistair.... it can't be improved.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Jeffrey
10/10

A Recruiter Who Goes Beyond the Call of Duty

Alistair genuinely cares about the welfare of his recruits from start to finish. He gets u thoroughly prepared for all the necessary docs and travel logistics. The guys waits over 12hrs at the airport just so he can personally pick up the new batch of recruits, take them out for dinner and get them in a hotel, just so they'll be prepared to meet the school the next day. If that's not exceptional service to say the least, I don't k w what is. I don't know of any other recruiter who goes such lengths.

How can this program be improved?
Alistair's serviced is without comparison. I have no critiques.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Liam
10/10

Outstanding service

Alistair has been a massive help throughout this process, giving me step by step guide lines on what I need to know from the initial interview stages, to offer stages, and even met me a day early to help get me set up on my first day in Korea, now that I am here and with my school, he continues to help me where applicable, and is always professional yet friendly.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Chad
10/10

Korean Horizons - The Perfect Choice

Before working with Korean Horizons, I was dealing with another recruiter. This recruiter offered me a job; however, I wasn't very interested in taking that job, so I politely turned it down. The recruiter then tried to pressure me a bit into taking it, and when I declined a second time, the recruiter said they would continue to look for jobs for me, but I never heard from them again. This isn't the case with Alistair Wery at Korean Horizons. From the beginning, he is very forthright with all information. He gave me several teaching options to choose from and didn't try to pressure me into any particular one of them. Afterwards, he worked very hard to help me get the placement I had chosen, which I did. He was always very informative, respectful, and most important, honest. Everything he said would do, he did. His service upon arriving to Korea is top notch. He'll take care of you before handing you over to your school. Anyone looking to teach in South Korea should definitely check out Korean Horizons. Alistair will make sure you have everything you need from start to finish.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Kelsey
10/10

Amazing recruiter

Alistair is an amazing recruiter. He literally coached me through every single step of my application through EPIK (which is extremely extensive). I was so nervous before my interview and Alistair took the time to calmly reassure me and help me through the process. He is incredibly quick to respond, within a day of my application he responded to me. I had been nervous about applying to a recruiter I hadn't heard of before after weeks of no response from a big recruiter like Korvia (When they finally did respond I got stilted English with little explanation.) Alistair takes the time to explain everything from beginning to end. After his recruits arrived in Korea he picked us up himself, put us up for the night and paid for our dinner and drinks. After personally escorting us the next day to to the EPIK team he provided us with personalized gift bags that included helpful Korean phrasebooks and maps and for me a Korean food book with many vegan dishes. I would HIGHLY recommend anyone go through Korean Horizons, I felt so taken care of and looked after with this recruiter. I don't think you'll find a recruiting agency more personalized than this one.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Mindole
10/10

Continued Support

I came to Korea in September of 2013, and with Alistair's help, the long, somewhat overwhelming process was simplified into easily managed steps. Alistair helped to place me in a school that I love, in a region that I love. It's been a full year since my arrival, and he continues to offer support and advice whenever I need it. I fully recommend Korean Horizons!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Lindsay
9/10

Great Recruiter

working with Korean Horizons was a great experience, they even urged me to not put all my eggs in basket and look around. Before my interview they set up a pre-interview in order Togo over things and give me this best chance at getting the job. And after getting an offer, he made sure to always keep in touch ever step along the way, even setting up a pickup at the airport, place to stay and car to drive me directly to my school upon arrival.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Ai
10/10

Step by Step

There are so many recruiting companies when you type in the search bar: "TEACH ENGLISH IN KOREA." If you think about it, you're not the only one who wants to come to Korea to teach English. There are so many applicants out there, so many interviews, questions, etc. Yet, how many of the applicants are actually chosen, and how many of the recruiters really reply to all of your questions? Most of all, how many of them still remembers you after you fail to pass your interview?

I'm currently an English teacher now with IMOE, and it's all thanks to this program, and the wonderful recruiter: Alistair. From my personal experience, applying to become an English teacher was not an easy task- especially on the first try. It takes a lot of time, and it requires a lot of paperwork, and guidance. After having numerous amount of troubles with the application process, Alistair has never ceased to provide help. He literally replies to every single one of my questions, despite the time differences. He was organized, and made sure that I had each and every document at a certain time frame.

After completing my applications, he continued to guide me to each and every step. From prepping for the interviews, to providing guidance on how I could succeed, it was marvelously wonderful. Unlike other recruiters who quickly moved onto other applicants after they fail their first interview, Alistair still didn't forget me. Rather, he still kept in touch, and noticed me whenever there was a job opening. It was a long way here, but gratefully, I came upon this company and wonderful recruiter.

After 9 months of residing in Korea, and adjusting to my job and role as a teacher. My recruiter is still there to offer any advice or guidance whenever is needed.

Sure, there are many companies out there seeking to recruit teachers in Korea. However, to find a dedicated, helpful, and organized recruiter who takes good care of their applicants are indeed quite rare.

How can this program be improved?
No program is perfect, but a loyal, good, hard-working recruiter definitely carries out a huge impact for the program. I wouldn't change a thing for this program, Alistair really goes beyond what is required of him as a recruiter.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Alex
10/10

Korean Horizons is the best way to teach in Korea

I decided to use Korean Horizons as my recruiter after reading through an extensive number of reviews and forums posts. I found Alistair to be the best possible recruiter for me. He was responsive, professional, knowledgeable, and genuinely caring. There is a personal touch to working with Korean Horizon that no other recruiter can match. Before going with Korean Horizons I spoke with a few other recruiters and they were all giving me the fast touch-and-go treatment. Upon arrival Alistair provided us with a welcome package that included location guides, cultural history, language assistance, and more. Throughout my time teaching in Korea Alistair was always available to answer questions long after I was settled into my public school position. I have and will continue to recommend Korean Horizons as the best recruiter to go through for teaching in South Korea.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Todd
10/10

Fantastic Recruiting Agency

It is beyond doubt that Korean Horizons offers superb service. Communication is clear, timely, and very effective. It's VERY rare that I rate an organization with all 10's across the board, but this service has definitely earned my high praise for just about all of the services it offers candidates/applicants. You won't find a better recruiting agency that so closely keeps in touch with its applicants nor a recruiting agency with such initiative and follow-through. Nor will you find a recruiting agency that so effectively links candidates to schools the way Korean Horizons does; Korean Horizons is THE gold standard of recruiting agencies. Period.

And for the record, the service I got from Korean Horizons was so awesome that I volunteered to write this review!

How can this program be improved?
I would add more literature on the website about the Alien Registration Card and its impact on internet service in the first two weeks of residency.
Yes, I recommend this program

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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...