Korvia Consulting - Teach English in Korea

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Korvia Consulting Airport Arrival
Korvia Consulting Airport Arrival
Temple in Woods
Temple in Woods
View from School Window
View from School Window
Orientation Site in Busan
Orientation Site in Busan
In Korea
In Korea
Insadong at night.

About

Korvia Consulting is one of the largest and most trusted public school teacher placement agencies in South Korea. Since 2006, Korvia has offered teachers continual support from initial application, to their first day of school, to their final day in South Korea. Korvia is also one of the few agencies to be located in the nation's capital of Seoul allowing us uninterrupted communication as well as access to some of the best positions available.

Korvia works directly with the Korean government as well as education offices around the country and are an OFFICIAL PARTNER of the EPIK, GEPIK, and GOE programs.

Dedicated Support: With You from the Beginning Till End.

Our #1 priority is you. We believe that by hiring qualified and dedicated teachers we can improve the overall quality of the Korean education as a whole. We are with you through the application process, at the airport when you arrive, and the last phone call you’ll receive if you decide to go back to your home country. We’ll be with you until the end!

Questions & Answers

I arrived in Korea (Seosan) last week, and Korvia helped me with my ARC card! I was picked up from school and taken to my medical exam, as well as to submit my ARC paperwork the next day (once we received my exam results). I just have to pick up the ARC card on my own when it is ready.

Reviews

97%
based on 119 reviews
  • Benefits 9.6
  • Support 9.8
  • Fun 9.5
  • Facilities 9.5
  • Safety 9.7
  • Instruction 9
  • Support 8
  • Value 8
  • Academic Rigor 9
  • Job Assistance 9
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Sivmui
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

YASSS! Use Korvia!! :)

I've been in Korea for over 5 years and I have to admit, Korvia is the best recruiting companies I've used. They helped me twice in finding a new job in Korea. They are very professional and helpful. In the two times I've used them, almost all the recruiters helped me in different ways. But I have to give my love to Jina, Ann, Jessie and Thelma! They are the sweetest and most understanding recruiters. I'm a nervous wreck when it comes to applying for jobs and they pretty much held my hand throughout the whole process! I don't know what I would do without them. I've used other recruiters before, but they are the best!! :D :D :D

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Marisa
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Just use Korvia, Okay??

Firstly, this service is FREE! I know people who have gone through this process on their own and there were times when they were totally lost. In the end, it worked out for them, but why add that stress when you don't have to?? Moving abroad is already stressful enough on its own, so take advantage of this FREE service.

I had a great experience with Korvia! My goal was to teach through the EPIK program, and I felt more at ease throughout the application knowing that Korvia could anticipate what EPIK would need from me. My recruiter, Jessie, was very helpful! She was always prompt with her responses, which is so important during this process because you want to turn in your application and various documents ASAP. And trust me, there will be many questions. Her encouragement throughout the application process and beyond was exactly what I needed during this stressful time. Now that I am settled in Korea, I know that I can still go to her with any questions that I have.

Another benefit of working with Korvia, is that their various partnerships allow you to receive some great deals! There are some discounts they can offer you that help offset the expenses of applying to teach in Korea. For example getting a prepaid SIM card (for your phone) that will be ready at the airport upon your arrival in Korea. There are other offers I did not take advantage of, but that others have found very useful!

My advice would be to do everything earlier than you think you have to, double check everything yourself, and be proactive! Korvia is an amazing help, but in the end its YOUR application and YOUR experience. They work hard to support you, but you also have to work hard! :)

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Janeth
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing

Korvia has made the process to live abroad stress free! I would definitely recommend Korvia again, and would genuinely use them over and over. Living abroad is exciting yet terrifying notion but Korvia has been there every step of the way for me. From the initial application process, interview and even arrival. My recruiter has been able to address my questions in an extremely timely manner. I have been fortunate enough that the process was facilitated immensely for me.

What would you improve about this program?
This program doesn't need improvements.
Tom
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Korvia were Great!

Korvia helped me every step of the way! Jessie was an amazing recruiter! I recommend Korvia to everyone. They answer all your questions quickly and make the process of finding a teaching job in Korea painless. They work as your best buddy as you go through the process, they support you every step of the way. You can find a English teaching job in Korea without Korvia, but why would you want to? They are the best recruiter around.

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Antoinette
7/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Good

I found the registration process straightforward and was invited for an interview within a few days after submitting my application. My consultant gave me advice concerning Private academies, GEPIK and GOE programs. I decided to apply for the GOE program because they welcome new teachers, run workshops to improve teaching skills and also offer a brief orientation. Throughout the latter stage of the document process I worked with various recruiters.

During the orientation I received a lot of support from GOE staff & Mr Wery from Korean Horizons. I learnt that applicants from Korean Horizons seemed more informed and had a stronger network of support even when they were in Korea. Moreover, their accommodation was more suited being a business motel and their fee was much lower.
Mr Wery assisted all applicants on both days of orientation including transport to & from the health centre.

In reflection, I feel Korvia lacked in certain areas given their reputation, and it would have been nice to meet a member of staff in person at the orientation. My experience with them has been okay and I appreciate all those who I worked with. Despite a few setbacks they enabled me to secure a teaching position on time.
I am also grateful for the way GOE staff and Mr Wery helped make the orientation a smooth process.

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Kayla
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The best decision I've ever made

Honestly, moving to South Korea and working with EPIK has been the best decision I've ever made, and I don't think it would have been possible without the help of Korvia Consulting! The EPIK process is certainly intimidating, but Korvia made sure everything was taken care of smoothly and in a timely manner. My recruiter was Victoria, and she was so professional, knowledgable, and friendly! Korvia is there to help you every step along the way, from submitting your initial documents and application, all the way through greeting you at the airport when you arrive in Korea. I had a ton of questions, and Victoria was always prompt to respond. Korvia really does go above and beyond to make sure applicants feel comfortable and confident throughout the EPIK process, and I'm so happy I was able to work with them! I would definitely recommend Korvia Consulting to anyone interested in teaching English is Korea!

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Erica
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Highly Recommend Korvia!

I could not be more impressed with Korvia Consulting! I had very little idea of what to expect of the application process and I had a lot of questions. My recruiter, Brian was always there to answer my questions. I honestly don't think I'd be in Korea right now if it weren't for him. He was so confident in me which made me more confident in myself. I was so excited the day I finally got to meet Brian face to face at Gimhae Airport! He still continues to check in with me from time to time. Korvia Consulting provides so much support for its applicants throughout the entire lengthy process. I highly highly recommend Korvia Consulting to anyone who is considering applying to the EPIK program!

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Jacob
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great, trustworthy company

Korvia is an all-around great company to work with. They are legit, trustworthy and hardworking people. Our recruiter, Ann, worked very hard to make the whole process of interviewing, accepting a job, then navigating through all the paperwork as easy as possible for us. We started our new job in Seongnam a few days ago and it's going great so far. The city is amazing and all of our co-workers are great. I'm very glad we chose to use Korvia's services and I'd highly recommend them to anyone seeking a teaching job in Korea.

Bae
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great

This has been a wonderful way to apply a teaching position in Korea. If I was by myself and had to try to figure everything out then I would be lost in so many times. However, using this service helped a lot for me to find a suitable position in Korea. Since I have no connection in Korea at all, Korvia and its staffs have been a great help and supported me so that also gave me a relief. I think everyone since it is free of charge should go for this service.

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Roxana
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great support

Korvia has been wonderful from beginning to end. They are prompt to answer all questions in a timely manner, and were a great support through-out the whole hiring process up until I arrived to my apartment in Korea. Their staff are a joy to work, and I'm beyond glad that I chose to work with them. They did an amazing job in placing me in a great location and job position. They excelled in making the move to another country a breeze. Thank y'all.

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Michelle
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Korvia is the best!

There are many recruitment agencies out there but none of them can compare to Korvia. The recruiters at Korvia were always supportive and reliable. I never had to wait longer than 24 hours to get a response from them. They really paid attention to what I wanted and they only arranged job interviews with schools I said I was interested in. My recruiter, Jessie, was incredibly patient and friendly. She answered all my questions and helped me to process my documents. She called me as soon as I landed in Korea to make sure that I was okay and Korvia has kept in touch with me to find out if I am still happy with my placement. Choose Korvia. They care about you. For them it is not just about filling a position. It is about making sure that you find the right place to thrive in Korea. They work with reputable schools and they are reliable.

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Keyra
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Getting there

As many have said and I quote: "I couldn't have done this without the help of Korvia". This same words I say again because thanks to them, I'm able to go to Korea with a teaching position and accommodations. I'm so thankful because what seemed as an easy process can turn into a nightmare if doing it on your own. You need assistance and help, that's where Korvia comes to the rescue. They walk you throughout the whole thing. Even when things seem like you want to give up, they are right there to help you and make it easier. If you arevlooking for the right people to help, go to Korvia and you'll get what you need.

What would you improve about this program?
As many have said and I quote: "I couldn't have done this without the help of Korvia". This same words I say again because thanks to them, I'm able to go to Korea with a teaching position and accommodations. I'm so thankful because what seemed as an easy process can turn into a nightmare if doing it on your own. You need assistance and help, that's where Korvia comes to the rescue. They walk you throughout the whole thing. Even when things seem like you want to give up, they are right there to help you and make it easier. If you arevlooking for the right people to help, go to Korvia and you'll get what you need.
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Kwailan
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

korvia RoCKs

Deciding to make a huge life change and take this opportunity to move to another country I couldn't have asked for a better agency. Friendly recruiters made this transition possible with little stress or anxiety. I feel relieved to have this company supporting me and guiding me through a once in a life time opportunity. The recruiters are knowledgeable and answered all my annoying/ important questions along the way. I'm pleased with their patience and quick responses. Awesome job Korvia :)

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Kiara
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

10/10 for Korvia

Unfortunately I only discovered Korvia consulting late into my research regarding teaching English in South Korea and after having been in contact with other recruiting agencies. I sometimes consider how much easier and less stressful a number of months would have been, if I had made a connection with this superb company earlier on.

My initial Skype interview with my recruiter felt so genuine and made made me feel positive once again after having hit a few bumps in the road trying to find a teaching position. Korvia Consulting therefore completely stands out and shines in my mind when I think about my journey in researching and applying to teach English in South Korea.

Every step during my application was explained clearly to me, and Korvia went out of their way to provide extra information regarding how to organise a residency certificate in my own country. Despite an awkward time difference, my recruiter made sure to remain by her email so that I could update her or so that she could respond to any important questions I may have had when I was still in my home country.

It was extremely exciting when Korvia managed to set up a, successful, school interview for me in such a short time. My school wanted me to arrive as soon as possible and Korvia made sure I did by constantly making sure I was up to date with my necessary documents. My arrival and first week in Korea was a smooth process and I it was very exciting and comforting to receive Korvia's welcome package.

I know it is usually helpful to give constructive criticism in a review, however I really cannot fault Korvia or my Korvia recruiter throughout the entire process of working with them. Thank you Korvia Consulting for your professionalism, positive approach and constant support.

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Martha
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Professional and Considerate Support

Coming back to Korea, I knew I wanted to be a little more particular about where I wanted to be. I knew it wasn’t going to be easy or quick. With that in mind, I’m glad I chose Korvia for three reasons.

One, the initial interview was carried out in a professional yet friendly manner. My recruiter, Jessie, asked a lot of questions but she also provided a lot of information in return. It was such a pleasant experience we spoke for well over an hour. From the beginning, I was very clear about my preferences which can scare away most recruiters. However, she did not hesitate to let me know that it would take some time to find what I wanted but they would work to find me a position if I was willing to be patient.

Two, throughout the process I wasn’t bombarded with options I did not want. As promised, they kept to my preferences and worked very hard to keep me updated. I know from experience this isn’t always the case. Usually recruiters just try to find any open position and throw it at you, making you feel like it’s your only choice.

And lastly, applying to Korea is a lengthy process which is often times confusing. Even for a returning teacher. I received a lot of support from Jessie, Jina and the crew. They always answered all my questions in a timely manner and gave me as much information as they could.

I do wish they had more information for returning teachers since some things can be a little different for us. There were a few times when I didn’t really have helpful answers. All in all though, my experience with Korvia has been superb! The Korvia crew is supportive and always professional.

Martha J. W.