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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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Carla
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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.

What would you improve about this program?
I don't think it could be improved. I wouldn't change anything.
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Lindsay
7/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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!!!

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Kate
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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.

What would you improve about this program?
I really have no complaints
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Matthew
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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.

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

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.

What would you improve about this program?
Alistair's serviced is without comparison. I have no critiques.
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Liam
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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.

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Chad
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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.

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Kelsey
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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.

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Mindole
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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!

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Lindsay
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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.

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Ai
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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.

What would you improve about this program?
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.
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Alex
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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.

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Todd
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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!

What would you improve about this program?
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.
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Chido
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Best Recruiter

I decided to go through Korean Horizons after reading reviews about the company. I contacted Alistair Wery and he got the ball rolling soon after. Before contacting him, I was using a different recruiter that basically wasted my time and didn't communicate efficiently. With only one month to go before the Epik intake, Korean Horizons managed to assist me with my application and find me a perfect placement. There was never a moment when I felt uneasy or unknowing. I honestly could not be happier with the way things turned out in the end and that is all thanks to Alistair and Korean Horizons.

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Shaun
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Top notch recruiter

I lived in Korea and worked at a hagwon for 1 year prior to working with Korean Horizons to seek an EPIK placement. I did plenty of research and consistently came across positive reviews of Korean Horizons and Alistair Wery. I chose to go through him and was extremely pleased. Korean Horizons was very thorough, knowledgeable, and professional. He went above and beyond at every step of the process including upon arrival in Korea. I cannot say enough positive things about Alistair and Korean Horizons.