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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William
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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.

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Eamon
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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.

What would you improve about this program?
Offer assistance to those who desire to teach abroad, even if they do not yet have their Tefl certification.
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Emily
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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!

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Lauren
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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.

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Tom
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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.

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Jeffrey
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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.

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Yoyin
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Invested staff

I'm very happy that I went with Korvia as my recruiting agency.
From when I first started this process, everything was so overwhelming. I did a lot of my own research, but I still had questions. Lots of them. My recruiter was great, she always got back to me quickly no matter the scope of my questions. She kept me up to date and let me know whenever there was a new development with my application. Even after arriving, they provided support via transportation from the airport and a welcome package. I can't speak for other recruiting agencies, but I can't imagine getting the same experience I got at Korvia elsewhere.

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Dallas
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Wonderful experience!

After working with a different recruiter for nearly 6 months and getting only a few emails, I switched to Korvia. The difference was incredible. In the three months before I left the US, I spoke to Korvia almost daily as they worked with me through application and departure! I really felt like the ladies at Korvia wanted to help me get the best job possible based on my preferences. I was offered jobs through both recruiters, but I chose Korvia because I did not feel pressured into taking the position. It suited my needs perfectly and I couldn't be happier!

What would you improve about this program?
Sometimes the time constraints were very stressful and expensive, especially when you live in a rural area with few options for some services. Having to ship documents practically overnight from the US to Korea was insanely expensive and required some travel due to my location.
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Derek
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

One of the Few Reliable Recruiting Companies

Korvia Consulting is one of the few reliable recruiters in Korea. Many recruiters scam you into the worst jobs possible and leave you to rot after they get their money. Therefore I was very hesitant when my friends told me to go through Korvia Consulting. I cringed, procrastinated and eventually gave in. The whole experience with them was wonderful. They walk you through the process, look for jobs with your specifications, and most importantly, they check in with you after you secure your job. They even provide webinars and lectures on what to do during your first month in Korea. In the end, the thing that really struck a chord with me was the fact they treat you like a human. That's more than what the majority of recruiters can say in Korea.

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Joshua
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Korvia is the right recruiter to use.

Before I decided to go with Korvia I had researched other options. After researching I found most of the people who used Korvia were extremely happy they did. Fast forward to now and I can say I am also extremely happy I did. Daisy was assigned to me and from day one she was always there to answer questions I had and to help me prep for the interview. Some of you might think, "Well...yes..thats her job", but I never felt like I was put on a backburner. Even though I know she had plenty of other applicants to deal with I always felt like my future as an EPIK teacher was important to her and she would do whatever she could to help and spend whatever amount of time needed. If you want to come to South Korea to teach English I strongly advise using Korvia.

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Rafael
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Korvia Worked For Me

I went into the journey becoming an English teacher in Korea with only the recommendation of using Korvia and a couple of basic web searches. What could have been an arduous process ended up being a relatively painless and good experience thanks to the work done by Korvia and its staff.

There were constant reminders, webinars, information packets, and chances to ask questions of the different recruiters at all times. This meant that we were helped along every step of the way which made my application and hiring substantially easier. I would not be where I am without Korvia.

Thanks!

What would you improve about this program?
I would maybe add a FAQ section to have a place where people can readily find answers.
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Jordan
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

KorVia: The Best Recruitment Agency for EFL in South Korea

I choose KorVia at first simply because of the professionalism, organization and clarity of the information offered on their website. They proved to be very helpful in making me feel secure with moving forward with my decision to become an English teacher in Korea.

The job hunt was difficult and I wasn't getting any offers for months, but I was encouraged to keep my head up, not only by my recruiter Sarah, but other members of the team. (Thank you Ciena, Ashley, and Daisy!) They were extremely thorough in answering my questions and making sure I understood the entire hiring process.

It's only been 2 months, but I love my job. I teach at an amazing reputable hagwon. My director and co-workers have help me in numerous ways in getting adjust to life in Hwasun-gun, Jeollanam-do. (The area is more country, with city amenities and a 15 minute bus ride away from Gwangju, a metropolitan area)

KorVia also maintains contact with teachers after their placement, and arranges parties throughout the year. If I decide to change pace a find new work, I plan to use KorVia once again.

What would you improve about this program?
During the job hunting process, job descriptions would be posted onto the KorVia Gepik facebook page. If interested, I would inform my recruiter, but would be told the employers were looking for in-country or more experienced applicants even when its not mentioned in the initial post. I found myself having to ignore a majority of job postings on Facebook and simply waiting for a recruiter to email me with an ideal position. So I think FB job posting should include that information.
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Odhran
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Very well-organised and helpful

This was my second time finding a job in Korea and so I've had to try plenty of different recruiters.
Even before they found me a good job, Korvia stood out from other recruiters. They actually have a system in place rather than just having a skype chat with nothing much to follow that up. They seem much more professional and much better organised than any of the other recruiters I had contact with.
They seem like a really friendly and genuine group of people and for anyone looking for a teaching job in Korea, I would absolutely recommend Korvia.

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Tess
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Very helpful company

Korvia was very helpful to me when I was searching for a job. I had been in Korea for two years but needed to find another job due to my old job being cut. I found my current job through them and they provided a lot of assistance getting me the paperwork needed to transfer positions. My recruiter was very friendly and helpful throughout the process. They are also available to provide assistance if an issue arises with the school after you have already signed the contract. I highly recommend them for someone new to Korea or someone already in country that needs another job.

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Ian
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Really helpful for a picky canidate

I had a unique and interesting situation that Korvia was able to help me with. My fiance already had a position in a small town with a few schools, and we really wanted to live together. Other recruiters just yes-ed me then didn't deliver. They told me they could get me job there, just to find out that they didn't even have contacts in the city. Korvia found me a job in her town. The funny thing is they happened to find me a school closer to my fiance's apartment then hers! lol. I really would recommend these folks. They're a big agency, they work with a lot of public schools, and everyone's English was first rate. Even when I came in to deliver papers, everyone there was friendly and spoke English.

What would you improve about this program?
The recruiter I worked with was really helpful. I already live in Korea, and had free time, so they asked me to file some of my own paperwork before I started the next job. Took a few taxi rides to immigration to get everything sorted out.