Korvia Consulting - Teach English in Korea

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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.

Questions & Answers

I was not married when I came to Korea, just engaged. That meant or situation was a bit more difficult because no one can guarantee that a couple that isn’t married will be placed together. Married couples are always brought to the same city and given one apartment together. People who are dating aren’t guaranteed that. With that said, Ann at Korvia really helped my fiancé and I. I told her my...
"A TEFL course of 100-hours or more is required to teach at a public school, with some programs such as GOE and Busan EPIK requiring a TEFL certification with an in-class component as well. Private Institutes and Hagwons do currently not require a TEFL certificate." You can find more information on requirements on their website https://www.korvia.com/korvia-faq/.
I can’t speak to whether Korvia helps with University positions as I didn’t have a position at a University. They may. But it is my understanding that positions at Universities are harder to come by. I have heard of people coming to Korea and teaching in middle schools and getting university positions once there. I don’t know anyone who came to Korea and taught at a university though. That’s...
Teaching experience is helpful in general because it gives you a bit of an edge over other recruits searching for the same jobs. Is it required? Most of the time no. There are some positions that do require it but that depends on the school. Your recruiter at Korvia can help you find the right school whose requirements you've met as well as is right fit for your personal requirements as best as...

Reviews

97%
based on 107 reviews
  • Benefits 9.6
  • Support 9.8
  • Fun 9.6
  • Facilities 9.5
  • Safety 9.8
  • Instruction 9
  • Support 8
  • Value 8
  • Difficulty 9
  • Job Assistance 9
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Autumn
10/10

Korvia Consulting

Korvia Consulting is perfect for those looking to teach abroad in Korea. Their knowledgeable staff guided me through the entire application process and was able to promptly answer any questions I had, and my recruiter, Jesse, was an absolute superstar. They even greeted us at the airport when we got to Korea with goodie bags. 10/10 would recommend.

Yes, I recommend
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Dan
8/10

A professional recruiting team

Korvia has connected me successfully to 2 jobs in the last 3 years. They work as a team very well. Although sometimes your individual recruiter can be very busy at certain times in the year, their teammates take time out to help their recruits when necessary.

Both jobs I've gotten through Korvia have been very positive experiences. Speaking from my own experience, it seems they do their best to find jobs with great employers.

How can this program be improved?
Occasionally, Korvia is so busy that communication can be slow. I'm not sure the best way to improve this.
Yes, I recommend
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Shannon
10/10

Korvia is the best!

I worked Korvia for about 6 months for my teaching application and interview process, and am still in contact with them now even though I am happily here in Korea. They not only supported me throughout the entire process, but went above and beyond to ensure my arrival and living situation were taken care of as well. I feel that Korvia is not simply a company trying to make money, but a true team that genuinely holds your best interests at heart. It's really cool how they throw the Korvia parties as well, so you can actually meet your recruiter after working with them for so long!

How can this program be improved?
I have no complaints about Korvia. My only suggestion (if possible) might be to see if there's a way to work with the government to expedite the ARC process after we arrive.
Yes, I recommend
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Grace
9/10

Top quality

My first experience with a recruiter from Korvia was nothing but a start to a new journey of what I had always wanted to do. My recruiter gave me the opportunity to start a new career path. Before getting recruited by Korvia, I had only in my mind of wanting to try something different from what I had been doing in Korea.

My recruiter was able to cater to my needs and find job opportunities that would suit my strength. She was very supportive through the whole process. In fact, I was just so surprised she would give me so much support and encouragement through this new process. She always touch based with me and guided me through what documents were needed and so forth.

When going for my interviews and getting lost with directions, my recruiter was always there to help me. I can't thank her enough for being such a brilliant and a dependable person.

With many interviews, my interviewer also recognised that I was referred by Korvia Recruiting, which in fact gave me the heads up in the job furthermore than if I just applied personally. Korvia is widely recognised and acknowledged as a good agency that selects good employees.

So, I can definitely say a big thank you to my recruiter Ciena:) Thanks to her, I am able to start at my new job that is perfect for me. I couldn't be any happier.

Yes, I recommend
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Alexander
10/10

MY experience with Korvia

My recruiter was very open and honest about everything. She told me what to expect and how likely outcomes would be. She helped me with every question I posed and even replied outside of her working hours (9-5) from time to time. I am truly impressed with how much effort they put in and how it doesn't change after you are settled in. I would strongly advise anyone to use Korvia as their agency.

Yes, I recommend
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Jay
10/10

Amazing People

Korvia worked with my girlfriend and I to make sure we got placed in the best location that fit what we were looking for! They were always in contact with us and helped answer every question we had about the entire process! We would highly recommend Korvia to anyone thinking about teaching overseas! It has been a pleasure working with these amazing people.

Yes, I recommend
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Faith
10/10

Awesome recruiter!

Korvia really helped me SO MUCH before coming out here. They gave me a detailed list of all the things I was supposed to do and paperwork I was supposed to sign. They were extremely organized and helpful. Seriously though. I applied to other recruiters before them but chose Korvia because they replied to my emails quickly. When I got to Korea, they also answered any questions I had and continue to have. Their welcome party was also a blast and a great way to meet new people. Honestly, the recruiters are less like business people working for you and more like friends walking alongside you. They have a top notch group of people.

How can this program be improved?
It's your duty to check out the schools before you apply to them. Korvia, just like any business, is trying to make money. They show you the schools and you decide where to go. I know a couple people who got placed in schools with poor administration. So once again, check out the schools before you apply. Korvia is just the middleman.
Yes, I recommend
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Gina
10/10

Korvia is the BEST Recruiting Agency

I applied to teach in Korea overseas in Japan. The staff has experience with helping expats from other countries find work and be placed in Korea. My recruiter, Jessie, knew what to do every step of the way and if she didn't she would ask and get back to me quickly. I really felt like Korvia cared and was working really hard to help me find a great position. I ultimately landed a high level middle school in a city outside Seoul. The location and people here are great and exactly what I was looking for. I would recommend Korvia to anyone and everyone looking to teach at a public school in Korea!

How can this program be improved?
Maybe Korvia can work with the Korean government and get the resident cards expedited.
Yes, I recommend
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Courtenay
10/10

Support and Encouragement

After I was accepted by KorVia, I had this intense fear that I would be THAT person--the one who asks a million questions, half of them with obvious answers, and I would become that annoying teacher. But, never once did any of the KorVia team members make me feel stupid or like I was a nuisance. Any time I asked a question they provided me with a full and clear answer. I constantly felt encouraged and supported, and despite making it here, it doesn't feel like that that encouragement and support will end; they are still sending information and supportive emails! KorVia is a superb team.

Yes, I recommend
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Rebecca
10/10

Best Recruiting Agency Imaginable

Mother Teresa once said, "People don't remember what you say and do; they remember how you made them feel." Korvia embodies this profound statement for me. Korvia Consulting made me feel so important and so encouraged through the stressful process of finding a position teaching English in Korea. I feel so grateful to the phenomenal staff there. If you want a quality position, go with Korvia. They are so helpful every step of the way!

How can this program be improved?
I really don't have any complaints with Korvia.
Yes, I recommend
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Ducky
9/10

Excellent Effort

Korvia was incredibly helpful in placing me in South Korea. I applied late, but three recruiters worked with me to try to find me a suitable position. I ended up being placed in the center of my first choice city, with my apartment being only a five minute walk from my school. This experience and transition has been wonderful and relaxed due to the tireless efforts of the Korvia team.

How can this program be improved?
I would suggest a network to connect teachers in cities other than Seoul. They have a great network there, but for teachers in places like Daegu, Busan, and Gwangju, the network is not really set up/advertised.
Yes, I recommend
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Pat
9/10

Korvia-One of the Best

Upon researching for recruiters in Korea, I decided to go with Korvia. After I applied through their website, Daisy was the one to contact and interview me. She asked detailed questions, so I felt a bit stressed, but I later realized that was to weed out any applicants ill-suited to teach in Korea, at least from a professional standpoint. In the next few months, we corresponded via email, and slowly started to begin applying for schools. Of course, I lacked the necessary documents (FBI took forever, school didn't send out diploma until August), but Daisy was very patient with me throughout the process and answered any questions I had. Also, she was optimistic, which helped me get through this process. As I acquired my documents mid-summer, Ciena started contacting me in lieu of Daisy. Ciena had sent me several positions via email, but I decided to wait it out for a better position. I was about to apply for a business English position with Ciena's recommendation, but I suddenly got an offer for a public school position. Two days later, I had signed my contract and was set to arrive in Korea by the end of August. During this process, I'd been slow at responding some days as well as being picky, but Ciena was very patient with me and answered my emails in a timely manner. My only reservation about Korvia is that they're new in terms of working with hagwons, so the hagwon positions offered are limited. Overall, my experience with Ciena and Daisy were excellent, and I would definitely work with Korvia again.

How can this program be improved?
More hagwon placements/ways to negotiate for better contracts with hagwon owners.
Yes, I recommend
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conny
9/10

great experience

working overseas allowed me to learn a whole new culture, sightseeing and language! i am so grateful for meeting my students and friends. Traveling to many different countries during vacations is also a plus! -- i got to meet many new friends.

How can this program be improved?
booking the hotel -- there are cheaper hotels out there haha
Yes, I recommend
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Nadiam
10/10

The most reliable placement agency in Korea

Korvia has placed me at a few jobs over the past 5 years. I tend to go a bit nuts around job hunting time (Do I want to stay in the same city? Do I want to move? What level? I hate high school, no, I hate elementary school etc.etc) and Ann has this amazing ability to talk me down and find the perfect position for me. I've seen this agency grow to be the first recruiter to be recommended by not only myself, but all my ESL teacher friends and the number one reason for that is that there is 100% honesty and transparency when dealing with them.

Yes, I recommend
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Scott
10/10

Korvia has done it again!

Korvia has done it again! This is my second time working with Korvia to find a school and I’ve once again been satisfied with their work! They were very accommodating in suggesting the type of schools I was looking for in the regions I was looking at. They used to work exclusively with public school placement but have expanded into private institutions as well, giving you more options to choose from.

In addition to their placement service, they also host a number of social events throughout the year for new and established teachers so that you never have to feel isolated here. And they’re really great venues!

If you’re looking to teach English in Korea, I absolutely recommend Korvia.

- Scott

Yes, I recommend

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About Korvia Consulting

Korvia Consulting is an ESL recruiting agency based in Seoul, South Korea that works with the Korean government (GEPIK, EPIK, GOE,) and commercial franchises and programs in China to place English teachers into public and private schools across the...