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
At Jongmyo Palace in Seoul!

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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Grace
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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.

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Alexander
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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.

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Jay
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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.

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Faith
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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.

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

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!

What would you improve about this program?
Maybe Korvia can work with the Korean government and get the resident cards expedited.
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Courtenay
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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.

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Rebecca
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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!

What would you improve about this program?
I really don't have any complaints with Korvia.
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Ducky
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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.

What would you improve about this program?
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.
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Pat
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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.

What would you improve about this program?
More hagwon placements/ways to negotiate for better contracts with hagwon owners.
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conny
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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.

What would you improve about this program?
booking the hotel -- there are cheaper hotels out there haha
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Nadiam
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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.

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Scott
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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

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Dwayne
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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.

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Zena
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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!

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Jeanie
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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!