Korvia Consulting - Teach English in Korea

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Korvia Consulting Airport Arrival
Korvia Consulting Airport Arrival
Orientation Site in Busan
Orientation Site in Busan
Temple in Woods
Temple in Woods
View from School Window
View from School Window
In Korea
In Korea
Some homemade Korean food!

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.
Hello Nicole, Thank you for your question. Generally, most schools have an academic curriculum and a textbook for ESL teachers. Here are some related articles you may be interested. 1) Tips for Teaching Young Learners in Korea: https://www.korvia.com/tips-teaching-young-learners-in-kore… 2) Korean Sample Lesson Plan Tips | Korvia Guide https://www.korvia.com/sample-lesson-plan-tips-korvia-guide/...

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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Brendan
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Top-rate legit agency

When I was in America, Korvia navigated me through every step toward getting my first job in Korea, teaching with EPIK. The recruiter assigned to me was patient with all my questions, and responded quickly and thoroughly.

After my first year, my EPIK position was eliminated, so I asked Korvia for help finding another job. This time two recruiters in Korvia helped me, presenting my resume to several private and non-EPIK public schools. They set me up with good interviews and stayed in contact through the whole process. Within a couple of months, I'd signed a new contract.

This is a legit company that works with legit schools, and they won't charge you a penny. I've been to one Korvia party in Seoul, and it was packed with grateful recruits. The only thing Korvia has ever asked of me was to give them was a review on this website, which I'm happy to do.

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

Helpful with everything!!!

I had a very positive experience with Korvia because they have been very helpful and able to answer my questions right away. They also organized everything for me so I knew the deadlines of when a document(s) had to be completed. I would definitely recommend Korvia. They set up everything for me from the job interview, to even helping me find cheap flights. My recruiter Jessie also offered me her phone number in case of emergency. They have been very helpful and very fast at responding to any questions or concerns I've had.

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Kiegan
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Korvia All The Way!!

I've been using Korvia for the past three years. I would recommend them to anyone and everyone. They've really helped make my time here in Korea absolutely amazing and stress-free. They were there every step of the way, from when I first submitted my application to present day random questions about work. They're one of the few recruiters I know of who work hard for you even after you've already accepted a job. They work hard to help you adapt to your new life here, either through the Korvia parties or introducing you to other people in your area.

You're in good hands with them (especially Jessie and Jina!!!)

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Molly
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great results twice

I have used Korvia recruiting for two years in a row and both experiences have been great.

The recruiters at Korvia are extremely friendly and went above and beyond looking for schools that fit my specifications. They have a great variety of schools, both public and private. I was shown a great selection of schools.

Korvia has always been prompt with responses and understanding if there is a delay in paperwork.

I had a unfortunate situation in which one of the schools I had chosen had decided to cancel my contract last minute (due to budgeting) and Korvia saved the day by finding me another excellent placement.

It has been fantastic working with them and I would certainly recommend this program to others in the future.

What would you improve about this program?
No major changes come to mind.
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Pa
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Two thumbs up for Korvia

It was great working with Korvia. Literally I applied with them mid-January (considering I have all of my documents)and little did I know there was a job waiting on the other end already. The process was fast and easy. I applied and waited for about 4 days and then an email and interview was set up right away. I am very happy with them. They were very considerate of the time differences so all interviews including the school interview was made during the early evening in central time (morning in Korea). I was well prepared by my recruiter and she made sure that I asked lots and lots of questions before the interview. She did mentioned that in some cases some school will offer you the job right on the spot so be prepared to take it or not. Sure enough just within hours I received an email saying the job was offered. One thing I really liked about the process is during the interview they made sure to check in with you before and after the school interview. It was nice to know that they're on Skype during your interview time. When flying in to Korea, I got an early arrival time, my recruiter was up and she emailed and facebook me to make sure I made it safely to Korea and finding the right person for my ride. It was an honored to work with Korvia and my recruiter. She was the best and still the best!!! Thanks Ashley and Korvia for this last minute opportunity!!!!

What would you improve about this program?
I wouldn't change anything but I would like to add an idea to the program. If it is possible it would be very nice to have volunteers to host new teachers, especially new teachers that does not or speak little Korean. It would be nice to have someone to help assist with the first few weeks upon arrival. This is coming from a GEPIK teacher's perspective. I am pretty sure there is something similar for the EPIK program already.
Desiree
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Top 5 Reasons Korvia is the Best!

1. Korvia has a winning attitude. I have been blown away, not just by their high level of professionalism, but also by their patience and kindness towards me. I felt that they genuinely cared about me and wanted the best for me.

2. The whole Korvia team has you covered. When my recruiter was out of the office for a few days, other staff came in and helped me while she was gone.

3. Korvia goes beyond the call of duty. The level of support they provide is phenomenal! Even if you are trying to get an English teaching position for the first time, and don't even know the right questions to ask, you don't need to worry at all. Korvia is so thorough in their job, they don't miss a thing! They've got you covered!

4. Korvia doesn't stop taking care of you. They didn't stop after I arrived in Korea and they continue to support me and answer my questions and concerns.

5. You gain friends. Korvia practically feels like family to me by now. My recruiter and I have even planned to go out for coffee the next time I'm in Seoul!

Don't even bother wasting your time looking at other recruiters! Choose Korvia!

What would you improve about this program?
The only thing I can think of is that when I very first contacted Korvia, response was a little slow. Of course, that was also during their busiest season! Other than that, I can't think of a thing. Korvia is amazing!
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Taylor
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Terrific recruiters

I had a wonderful time working with Ashley and Jina (as well as a few others more briefly) throughout all the steps of getting a job here in Suwon through GEPIK. They always responded to emails on the same day (or the next day, given the time difference with the US). They were supportive and worked with me through all the steps. We faced a few bumps once I began the interview and contract process with my school, but both Ashley and Jina were very professional and communicated the issues.

I don't think there is much I could suggest to improve their recruitment services!

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Dafydd
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

An excellent professional service

Korvia consulting is an extremely well organised, professional recruiter. I have used their services many times and have always found them to be helpful and quick to respond. They listen to your preferences and help you find the teaching position you want.

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Sean
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

First class service

Signing up for my 3rd year in Korea I decided to go with Korvia, and I am so glad I did.
From the moment I signed up I was told exactly what was needed and the best ways to go about getting all my documents in order as quick as possible.
Once I had all my documents Korvia set me up with a list of schools to choose from to suit my needs. I did have some special requests for my new school and they managed to find me a school that ticked all the boxes.
Korvia's Jessie called me before my interviews, after my interviews, when I was the immigration office and any other time I needed help or to check in with my progress.
It was extremely reassuring and it was a great 'customer experience' as they make you feel looked after.
I have been at my new school for 2 months now and couldn't be happier.

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Craig
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Korea via Korvia

Apply for any new job can be stressful, let alone one in a completely foreign country. Luckily, Korvia will make the whole process as simple as possible which will leave you more time to be excited about it than stressed!

I have successfully been placed at two great public school jobs in Korea through Korvia and their incredible team of recruiters. My first job was with the EPIK program and my current school is with a GEPIK school that matched exactly what I was looking for in a school.

Korvia will work closely with you to make sure you can get the experience that is best for you. Korvia will keep you informed and on track for the whole application process as well as giving excellent support once you arrive in the country!

The parties allow you to meet other teachers in Korea and the team are always available to answer questions.

I really couldn't recommend Korvia enough, they're everything you expect in a good recruiter and then more!

Thanks,Korvia, for helping me with my journey and providing me with the supported I needed to be here and happily living in Korea.

What are you waiting for? contact them now!

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Joseph
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

A great experience

I dealt with Jessie from Korvia and I had a very positive experience. She helped my through the application process for various jobs and she, alongside her team and Ann Park, secured me a great teaching job. I am so grateful to them. She also kept up contact with me after that, making sure that I was doing ok and asking how my job was. I am so happy I went with Korvia, I feel like they really looked out for me and they are so helpful and kind. Thanks Korvia!

Joseph Johnson
September 2015

What would you improve about this program?
I think the Korvia is very well run.
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Brendan
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Not too hot, not too cold; just right.

KorVia Consulting gets a lot of positive reviews because they are written by real satisfied customers. I don't think there's anything I can say that hasn't been already.

I'd like to give a personal shout-out to Jina Rhee for helping me out with securing a job with EPIK. You've got a bright future ahead of you!

I encourage you to check out KorVia Consulting and see for yourself what they can do for you. You'll love 'em, I guarantee.

What would you improve about this program?
No program is perfect, but I can't think of one thing I would change because I haven't had an issue.
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Autumn
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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.

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Dan
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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.

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

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!

What would you improve about this program?
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.