Location
  • South Korea
Length
52+ weeks
Classroom Audience
Pre-School Elementary Middle School High School

Program Details

Job Type
Government
Classroom Audience
Pre-School Elementary Middle School High School
Housing
Apartment

Pricing

Starting Price
1900
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Some Meals SIM cards Visa Wifi
Jun 03, 2024
May 02, 2024
9 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

South Korea is one of our most popular destinations here at TFT and its not hard to see why:

๐Ÿ’ฐ - Earn ยฃ1300+ per month as a first time teacher
๐Ÿก - Complimentary living space as standard
โœˆ๏ธ - Round-trip flight reimbursement
๐Ÿฆ - Save up ยฃ7000+ per year (yes, you read that right!)
๐Ÿ“ƒ - Expert guidance with visa and documentation requirements

Also, indulge in perks like:

๐Ÿ“š - A comprehensive 120-Hour Advanced TEFL course
๐ŸŽ“ - In-depth instructor induction week
๐Ÿค - Round-the-clock guidance and backing
๐Ÿ›‚ - Full guidance with visa formalities
๐Ÿ’ผ - A sure-shot paid position in a vetted school
๐Ÿ“– - TFT's Lesson Plan Library
๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿซ - Free Korean language class with our in-house tutor

South Korea is the place to be if you want an action packed year and the ability to save up a lot of cash!

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

At The Fewer Things, our commitment is steadfast: to foster an environment where every individual feels seen and heard. As we navigate opportunities across Asia, we emphasize the importance of understanding and appreciating the distinct narratives and experiences of the BIPOC community. Whether it's teaching, cultural immersion, or volunteering, we ensure that people of color not only have a seat at the table but are also integral to our mission's success. With The Fewer Things, you're not just joining a program โ€” you're becoming part of a community that values diversity at its core.

LGBTQIA+ Support

At The Fewer Things, we prioritize a culture of inclusivity. Our operations across Asia are rooted in recognizing and respecting the unique identities and experiences of all participants. We believe in offering opportunities without boundaries, ensuring everyoneโ€”regardless of race, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or abilityโ€”feels valued. For those in the LGBTQIA+ community seeking teaching, cultural immersion, or volunteering roles: know that The Fewer Things stands with you

Neurodivergent Support

At The Fewer Things, we embrace the unique insights and contributions of neurodivergent individuals. While we offer tailored support and an inclusive environment tailored to diverse cognitive experiences, it's important to note that specific country visa and work permit requirements may apply. Regardless, we're dedicated to guiding each participant through the necessary processes, ensuring they have a supportive and enriching journey throughout our programs in Asia.

Accessibility Support

At The Fewer Things, inclusivity and accessibility form the backbone of our operations. Our programs across Asia are designed to accommodate participants with physical disabilities or chronic conditions. While specific country visa requirements may exist, we provide comprehensive guidance to each applicant, ensuring their well-being, seamless integration, and a fulfilling experience throughout their journey with us.

Impact

Sustainability

At The Fewer Things, we operate with a conscious commitment to sustainability at the forefront of our programs across Asia. Understanding the profound weight of our actions, we meticulously design our initiatives to yield a net positive contribution to local communities and environments. Every decision we make, from program creation to execution, aims to balance and exceed any negative impact, championing an ethical and sustainable approach

Ethical Impact

At The Fewer Things, our approach to ethical programming is deeply rooted in mutual respect and reciprocity. We ensure that while our participants gain enriching experiences, host communities in Asia are empowered, their environments protected, and their cultural heritage upheld. This holistic approach safeguards the authenticity of experiences for future travelers, all the while championing the well-being and growth of our host communities.

Program Highlights

  • ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽ“ - 120 Hour Advanced TEFL Course from TFT
  • ๐Ÿ“ฑ - Group chat with other applicants
  • ๐Ÿฆ - Amazing Salary
  • ๐Ÿ  - Free housing for your whole contract
  • ๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ - Pick a city/region of your choice

Program Reviews

4.92 Rating
based on 13 reviews
  • 5 rating 92.31%
  • 4 rating 7.69%
  • 3 rating 0%
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  • Benefits 4.8
  • Support 5
  • Fun 4.8
  • Facilities 4.7
  • Safety 5
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Bianca
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

2 Years in South Korea! AMAZING experience.

I have had a wonderful time while in South Korea. Initially, I thought that I would only stay for one year. However, due to my incredible experience, I decided to stay longer. I was placed in the country's south about 90 minutes outside Busan. My placement city was so beautiful and the Korean people in my town are so warm and friendly. My hagwon has been the best part of my experience. The children are the sweetest kids that I have ever met. And my director and coworkers have been nothing short of amazing. They've made my experience even better than anything I could have imagined. They've made sure that I'm a great teacher and have also gone above and beyond to make sure that I am okay even outside of school hours. I feel so loved and protected by my school and the community that I am living in. I am do glad that I went through TFT because I know that I could not have done all of the research and couldn't have made this move on my own. I am forever grateful and am excited to join the TFT clubhouse to explore teaching in other countries.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
My advice would be to be open-minded to being placed outside of the big cities like Seoul or Busan. There are so many amazing and charming smaller cities sprinkled throughout this amazing country.
Pros
  • Being able to travel around the country on weekends! Traveling is so easy here.
  • The Korean food! I am obsessed with Ttekkbokki.
  • The children! They are so incredibly smart and sweet. I love seeing them everyday.
Cons
  • The language barrier. Even with Papago not being able to communicate can be stressful at times.
28 people found this review helpful.
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Leilah
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Good times in Korea

The initial steps in Korea were made quite simple with guidance from TFT and the ground agency here, my school now helps a lot with day to day stuff too which is nice. It was about a six-month period from application to arrival but there is a lot to do so I understood the lengthy process. The TEFL course was quite fun and interesting too. Overall would recommend.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
Getting on the plane lol it was just really emotional for me, but I did it!
Pros
  • TEFL course is great
  • Nice team to work with
Cons
  • Quite costly but that is mainly South Korea all over
59 people found this review helpful.
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Jason
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Review for the team

I had a fantastic experience with TFT in getting to South Korea, the whole team is very lovely and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking at doing this sort of thing. The overall process can be overwhelming and I think Korea has one of the more strict visa processes and it seemed like paperwork was never ending but it is what it is and you get through it eventually. I had great support with everything from flights, insurance and getting my tax forms in order. The school was very welcoming and made me feel at home from my first day. The other teachers at the school had actually been there for quite some time already, one even there for 3 years! So it was a well rounded experience and I felt I had been put into a good environment.

Pros
  • The support
  • The people
  • The culture
Cons
  • Long process with visa and paperwork
119 people found this review helpful.
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Joe
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Brilliant programme

A truly brilliant experience and wonderful team at TFT. I felt listened to and supported through out my whole journey in getting to Incheon, Korea! I had never really travelled very far from the UK and was quite anxious in even applying for this whole thing, but from my first call with Jamie, it was plain sailing from there. There is really quite a lot of work involved in moving abroad with completing the TEFL courses and paperwork beforehand and I really could not have done this alone and am grateful for the help from everyone involved. I've been very well supported since being here, my school is great and the local teachers are very helpful. I've made some great friends with locals and other teachers who work at my school and area. I am now planning my next move in Asia and will be going with TFT!

Pros
  • Savings potential
  • The food is next level
Cons
  • Long hours at work
118 people found this review helpful.
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Jasmine
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Great time teaching!!

I had a wonderful overall experience teaching in SKorea with TFT. I managed to do a fast application as I was already TEFL qualified and some prior teaching experience! The process was a little bit stressful with the amount of paperwork required but I was supported fully the whole way through and any question I had were answered promptly.

My school was great, the initial few weeks to some getting used to but luckily with the support of TFT and local coordinator I was able to adjust quickly. I would recommend this programme to anyone who is a little nervous about going it alone and wants to meet people easily.

Pros
  • good money
  • experiencing the culture.
Cons
  • Apartment a little basic but I was informed of this prior to arriving
115 people found this review helpful.
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Farrah
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

First-time teacher

If you are not sure whether to go for a year of teaching because you think itโ€™s gonna be hard to do it alone, you should just go for it. Advice coming from a first-time teacher. I saw a post on Instagram and decided to write up my profile while watching a crime show or was it cricket? At each stage, there was someone there to help no matter what, and even after getting to South Korea, they are still there checking in. If you have any issues while applying or after arriving itโ€™s easier to sort them out with the help of this amazing team working for this company. Also, at the school I ended up at Iโ€™ve become close to the teachers and even went with them on a hiking workshop โ€“ half an hour walk ๐Ÿ˜‚.

Pros
  • Someone is always there to assist you if have any issues
  • Get to experience living in another country
  • Make friends from around the world
Cons
  • If you work at a Hagwon then youโ€™ve only got the weekend as the older classes donโ€™t get days off
  • Working the 2-10 shift means a lot of places are closed so if you want to do something itโ€™s best to do it before your shift
122 people found this review helpful.
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Nawwal
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

South Korea!!!!! I still cannot believe I am actually here!!!!

I had been looking at a way to move back to Asia and I reached out to the team and little did I know at the time that it was going to be a match made in heaven. Every person who I was put in contact with (Jaemi, Enzo & SJ) were extremely positive, welcoming and supportive. I reached out way back at the end of 2020, knowing full well that I wanted to be out in Korea by March 2022 and the team helped make this dream possible. They were easy to talk to, always answered my emails swiftly and in the know of every tiny detail following the changes to the intake process. I never felt stressed ( well maybe for the Epik interview, but even then SJ coached me on how to answer the questions with patience and confidence!)

Having spoken to other teachers who arrived this intake and having the horror stories that some had been through I am so greatful for this team of individuals who I felt were so supportive, helpful and who constantly checked in throughout the process and who have continued to do so since arriving almost a month ago. I am still settling in but enjoying the process so far and taking it day by day!

I cannot express enough gratitude for how easy this process was made for me by the TFT team and I would hand on heart recommend them if you are looking for a recruitment team to go through! Thank you guys for always answering my questions, even the really silly ones!

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
Sannakji and raw beef!
It is not for everyone but if you guys are up for something a little crazy that actually tastes good this is something to try!
145 people found this review helpful.
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Ellen
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

The Fewer Things - South Korea 2021

I had taken an interest in teaching abroad a few years previous, and hadn't had the opportunity or motivation to act on that interest until I came across an advertisement for The Fewer Things.
My initial interview made me feel confident and excited, and from then I always felt supported and in contact with the team as they helped me through each process. Moving to South Korea during a pandemic wasn't an easy thing, but TFT was always ready to give guidance.
TFT makes sure that you have interviews with reputable schools and always puts your preferences first.
What I really appreciated about TFT was how much they encouraged me to follow my gut, and really think for myself and what I wanted out of this experience. It can be really overwhelming to make all these decisions, but TFT helps break down each option and give you the confidence to make the choices best for you.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
The advice I would give to anyone moving abroad is the embrace not just the country, but also the area you are moving to. Take full advantage of your situation and experience everything the way you want to. If you're someone who likes spending every evening out or someone who does their exploring at the weekend, don't hesitate to make those plans for yourself and enjoy your time.
156 people found this review helpful.

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