Korvia Consulting - Teach English in Korea

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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!

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.

Questions & Answers

Hi Carol, Depending on positions, that is very doable. Please fill out the online application stating your preference of accommodation. :)
Hi Salma, Yes, you can use TESOL instead of TEFL.
Unfortunately, at this time the Korean government only issues E2 English teaching visas to those from one of the 7 native English speaking countries (USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, & New Zealand). Those that fall outside these citizenships can still come to South Korea as a student or tourist but unfortunately are not able to come as an English teacher. We hope that...
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...

Reviews

97%
based on 113 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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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 this program
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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 this program
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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 this program
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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 this program
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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 this program
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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 this program
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Dwayne
10/10

Started late and finished on time

When I started working with Korvia Consulting to help me a placement I had already been in Korea. I was promised a job and at the last moment they told me they didn't have the money to hire another teacher. I only had a few months before the new school year started and I was afraid that I would have to wait another six month before I could get a job. I quickly called my old recruiter and asked for help. They were not interested in me working in Korea. Instead they were pushing their own agenda to get teachers to move to a different country. When I told them I wasn't interested they stopped contacting me. I didn't know what to do.
I found Korvia online and within a week of filling out the application they emailed me, set up an interview and got me looking at many different jobs. Everything was done quickly but nothing felt rushed. Everyone was so nice and always had a smile on. I'm so happy that I found them.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Zena
10/10

A Great Recruiter Before AND After You Arrive in Korea!

I wouldn't normally leave a review, but I remember looking at different recruiters before going with Korvia and if you're feeling skeptical, I hope my great experience with Korvia will persuade you to go with them.
I had a unique situation prior to coming over here. I was able to secure an F4 visa and I'm a military spouse, so I didn't need as much assistance in certain areas as other prospective teachers. Because I am a military spouse, however, my job prospects were severely limited by location. Korvia was great at finding jobs in my area. I also appreciated that they didn't spam me with a bunch of jobs that didn't fit my criteria. Some other recruiters did that, and it was just like, "Hey, thanks bro, but I already told you I live here and that job is 200 miles away."
My recruiter, Ciena, was great. The first job she sent me was for an elementary school (I really wanted high school, but we were having a hard time finding anything). I accidentally missed the phone interview and I felt terrible! I would have totally understood if Ciena had thought, "Well, that recruit certainly doesn't care about this job. Let me concentrate on other clients." But she totally didn't! A week or so later, she got me an interview at a local high school and I've been working here ever since!
The support I've received from Korvia AFTER placement has been great too. I haven't needed a ton of help, but I've emailed my recruiter a handful of times for advice and she's always been attentive and helpful. It's really cool that they do get-togethers every few months. They're really low key and fun.
I'm trying to think of anything negative from my experience to make this review less one-sided but I honestly can't think of anything. As I stated before, though, I really didn't need a lot of hand-holding so I can't attest to how Korvia is for someone who needs a lot of assistance every step of the way. I'm sure they're just as great!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Jeanie
10/10

The Best!

Korvia Consulting was there from start to finish!

I was fortunate enough to work with Jina Rhee! She was very attentive to everything. When she was not in the office, one of her colleagues reached out and helped me with my questions.

Korvia Consulting will work with you step by step. They are caring and amazing group of people!

Yes, I recommend this program
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William
10/10

Quick and reliable recruiter for South Korean public schools

This is the best recruiter I have used in South Korea. They helped me throughout the application process and with every school interview. My recruiter, Ann, helped me through every step of the process and was literally always available if I had any questions. She continues to help me with scheduling immigration even though it has been a year since I was first hired. And most importantly, they truly care about placing the best possible candidates in schools.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Eamon
9/10

Good experience

I am very happy that I used to Korvia to find my job here in Korea. I had previously heard horror stories about Hagwons and how hot or miss they can be. Korvia did their due diligence with my Hagwon and it worked out wonderfully.

Daisy and Ashley were very helpful during the process and offered me a lot of options. When one didn't work out, they were right their with another one shortly after. Great people working there and certainly a recruiter that has earned a reputation of being the best.

If you are struggling to figure everything out on your own or need a good outlet to various English teaching positions throughout Korea, send them an email.

How can this program be improved?
Offer assistance to those who desire to teach abroad, even if they do not yet have their Tefl certification.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Emily
9/10

Korvia- Going the Extra Mile

If you are considering teaching ESL in Korea, then you've probably noticed how confusing and stressful the process can seem. Korvia really helped me to navigate my way through the long application process. Every document, every interview, every form, every contract. They took the time to explain every step of the process, and provided really useful advice.

What I like about Korvia is that they go above and beyond. They really make an effort to make sure you find a job that you will be satisfied with, and continue to stay in touch after your placement to ensure that you are still happy. Not only did they maintain in contact with me, but also with my Korean co-teachers, in order to make sure that both of us were satisfied. They genuinely seem to care about fitting the teacher to the right position and school.

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I would definitely recommend using Korvia's service if you are considering coming to teach in Korea. I also would recommend using them if you are considering returning to Korea. I intend to apply to a different program in Korea next year, and I certainly will be using their services again. They are profession, genuine, and supportive. Thank you, Korvia!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Lauren
9/10

Korvia: There for you

There can be a lot of ups and downs in the process of trying to come to Korea. No matter what happens Korvia is available to help pick you up, dust you off and help you try again. It can be a long process but Korvia is very supportive, helpful and willing to answer your questions.

Right before I was suppose to leave a job fell through and they worked hard with me to help me find a replacement. Not just my agent, but the network of them work together and work really hard to help you get to where you want to be. You just need to be open and flexible. They're really good at what they do and they make sure you get to Korea safely and to your new school/home safely as well. They're the only ones who include a ride from the airport to your new home. They check in on you to make sure you're adjusting and will even (if you're both free) meet up for coffee when you're in town. They also throw wonderful welcome/teacher parties.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Tom
10/10

Highly recommended

I dealt with Daisy and Ashley from Korvia. I found them to be highly professional, encouraging and supportive.

I researched online and Korvia seemed to come as the most highly recommended, and after working with them, I can see why.

I was a little anxious as I applied quite late in the process, but they reassured me and found the exact type of placement I was looking for.

The application process can be very daunting, but Koriva gave a step by step guide and made it as simple as possible.

I now work of a school in the Gyeonggi province and it is everything ?I could have asked for.

I feel as though if I have any questions or concerns, I could still reach out to them. I would highly recommend them to anyone wishing to teach in Korea for the first time, or even to experienced teachers who are looking to transfer.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Jeffrey
10/10

Believe the hype.

Korvia really does pull out all the stops. Right from your arrival, their friendly representatives will meet you at the airport and help you get transported to your new home and job. From that point on, communication is always easy and swift, and they're more than happy to help with any issues or questions you may have while living and working in Korea. I've dealt with many recruiters, but at this stage of the game I recommend only one.

Yes, I recommend this program

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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...