Teach English in Korea with Travel and Teach Recruiting Inc.

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Looking to take a gap year, save money to pay off student loans or just want travel the world? Whatever your reason, teaching in Korea is a great way to reach your goals.

Travel and Teach offers ESL teaching positions in great schools from Seoul to Busan. With high paying salaries, free apartment, airfare, medical insurance and visa sponsorship, our schools offer the most unique and exciting opportunities in Korea.

Travel and Teach offers a 100% free service and offers endless support from the time you apply to the time you leave Korea. This is our Travel and Teach Teacher Guarantee.

Questions & Answers

Yes! Typically, the first week when you arrive at your new school, there is a training period. Although this may vary from school to school, it usually includes a series of observations, where you get the opportunity to see the typical routines and protocols being performed during a normal lesson from other teachers, as well as a one-on-one review of the curriculum, your teaching schedule, etc....
The basic tertiary requirement is to have a minimum of a bachelors degree! If your degree is not in education, it is also required to have a TEFL certification to allow you to obtain the skills and knowledge to teach students whose first language is not English.
Hi Wai Yee, It is certainly possible if you are of Asian descent and from one of the 7 countries that Korea will grant a working visa to. If you are not from one of those countries, unfortunately you won't be granted a visa though, even though you speak perfect English and have experience teaching. I hope this helps!
I am not Asian American myself, so I cannot comment from personal experience, but I can say that I recently completed a a teaching seminar with EBY Talking Club in Seoul, and of the six other foreign teachers there, two of them were Asian American. While it may have been harder for them to get a job of this type (I didn't think to ask), I can say that it is certainly possible. I hope this helps.

Reviews

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based on 78 reviews
  • Benefits 9.3
  • Support 9.5
  • Fun 9
  • Facilities 9.1
  • Safety 9.4
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Elizabeth
8/10

I'd do it again!

Hi there, I'm happy to promote Travel and Teach Recruiting for those thinking of teaching in Korea. Don't try to do it on your own, use a recruiter as they will give you a detailed checklist of everything you need to do, including the proper timeframes to get them done. Niko was my recruiter and he always happily responded to my concerns and answered my questions promptly. The best part - he found me a job at a Canadian affiliated school with a higher salary than what I was expecting in a hogwan! I moved to Incheon summer 2017 and I'm in a new international city that has everything I wanted in a school. I bike to work, I'm an hour and a half subway from Seoul, and a 15 minute ride from a busy, happening spot in Incheon. I highly recommend Travel and Teach recruiting for everyone looking to teach in Korea!

How can this program be improved?
Help qualified teachers find international schools to teach at.
Yes, I recommend
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Frances
10/10

Great Experience with Travel and Teach

When my boyfriend John and I graduated from University in Montreal, we wanted to teach English abroad. We were interested in South Korea, a country known for its vibrant culture. Upon completing our TESL certification, we were put in touch with Travel and Teach to facilitate our job search in South Korea. Our liaison Niko was extremely helpful, helping us to set up interviews, walking us through the visa process, and forwarding us relevant information such as flight details and emoloyment contracts. We were able to secure a position in less than two weeks from the beginning of our search thanks to him. In addition, we were guided by Kyungjin, a member of the Travel and Teach team who walked us through the entire placement process and was especially helpful when we encountered the hurdle of lost documents by Fed-Ex. We were placed in Gunpo, a city about one hour south of downtown Seoul. The transition has been seamless, and we are moving our placement at a private English school. The school is a 10 minute walk from our apartment, which is part of a bustling neighbourhood named Sanbon. Our experience with Travel and Teach was nothing but positive and I would highly recommend their services to anyone seeking teaching employment in South Korea! Thank you Travel and Teach!

Yes, I recommend
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Kendra
10/10

Travel & Teach w/ Nikko

i had Niko as my recruiter and he was super helpful, and incredibly fast. From the time I applied to when I accepted my job offer was a total of about a week. He was available for all questions, was polite and patient and followed up after each step. I got lucky and got into a good school, where my coworkers are amazing. Seoul is amazing. Tons of stuff to do and cheap compared to back home. Overall very happy with my experience in Seoul & with Travel & Teach.

How can this program be improved?
N/A
Yes, I recommend
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Malayna
9/10

Miles and Smiles Away!

As someone who has traveled and taught abroad before, I knew that as soon as I graduated from college that I wanted to pursue my passion of teaching and traveling to strive to explore the world. I did not have much knowledge of Asian culture, but I was intrigued by the adventure and was eager to have the privilege to serve my students. Granted, there are long hours and there will be days where the work seems endless, this is simply par for the course. As long as you have the dedication and love for education and making a difference, this opportunity is great for you. Throughout the entire experience of working towards moving across the world to South Korea, I have had so much support and communication from both Travel and Teach, as we'll as the school that I currently teach at. There was never a step in the process that was given in a ways that provided you with every detail you have needed, and because of the people I had helping me to get here from Travel and Teach, I was able to smoothly transition into the adventure of a lifetime!

Yes, I recommend
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Marjorie
9/10

Thank you Travel & Teach Recruiting!

My first attempts to search for a new job teaching overseas felt daunting and overwhelming. I found Travel & Teach Recruiting through Janice, my advisor from Oxford Seminars. Once the connection was made, the process for obtaining a job became much smoother! Niko Manolagas worked with me by explaining and providing details on what I needed to do from acquiring the Visa to sending interviewing tips and directions for navigating my way through the Incheon International airport. Nick made great suggestions including a company for quick Visa processing and ordering foreign currency from my local bank before leaving home. Having a note from him written in the local language to show if I needed help was a plus and I ended up using it after arriving in my destination city (Uijeongbu). Nick answered my questions quickly and after everything was finalized I felt comfortable and ready to head out on this life changing adventure! Thank you Travel & Teach!

How can this program be improved?
It would be great if one of the links on your website included detailed guidance on what to do about cell phones or how to stay connected when traveling from one county to another (purchasing sim cards, what brand of phone will accept them, which company provides better/cheaper international service-Spring, T-Mobile, etc). As, I'm not phone savvy, navigating the details was a confusing task and my first challenge after arriving in Korea. Before leaving I researched what other travelers and teachers had done and contacted my phone company (Sprint) several times to be sure they knew about my impending travel and that I had good but not overly expensive international service coverage. I thought, I'd done what was needed. Despite my preparations, when I landed I couldn't email, call, or use any free apps (WhatsApp, Kakao) to contact anyone. I couldn't call my phone company for assistance or the director of the academy to let him know I'd arrived. Some internal settings on my phone were preventing me from accessing Wi-Fi as well. The kindness of a stranger helped me over that first hurdle. Later, I emailed the phone company from my laptop and was sent a list of steps for changing the settings to correct the problem. I also had to remember to change saved phone numbers I wanted to use by adding the US country code 002 in front of the 1 and area code to allow U.S calls to connect. This was the fault of my phone company but some suggestions about what to do in advance may help other travelers. If you do have information like this available and I just missed it, please ignore this suggestion.
Yes, I recommend
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Briana
9/10

My Experience with Travel and Teach!

I would first like to say that my experience with Travel and Teach Recruiting for the most part, has been more than enjoyable. It was a little stressful though right before coming to Korea and my first weeks here, but now that everything has started to settle down, I think that I am finally finding a rhythm.
My recruiter was Niko, and he was extremely helpful! He worked very hard to set up interviews for me, and even worked around my time schedule if I couldn't make a certain interview time. He made sure to take all my preferences into consideration, and did not make me feel guilty if I did not want to accept a certain job. Lastly, he was always very quick to answer my emails! This really helped to ease all the anxiety I had throughout the entire documents process.

As for working in Korea, I currently work at a Hagwon in Sejong City. I love the city and its atmosphere. It's a lot quieter than Seoul, but I am beyond in love with all of their food options and all the beautiful views of nature.

As for the school, I genuinely enjoy the children and all of my foreign co-workers who have made this process a lot smoother for me. I am so happy that I was able to work with Travel and Teach Recruiting and hope to be a teacher in Korea for many more years to come!

Yes, I recommend
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Donna
9/10

Finally Love My Job!

I decided to make a drastic career change at the age of 35. I went from dealership accounting to teaching English to kindergarteners. Travel and Teach helped me through this whole process. They make getting all your immigration documents a lot easier. You have someone to assist with any questions and you get a checklist/timeline so you don't feel overwhelmed with the paperwork. I am very happy with the school they helped me find. The director is easy to work with and the other teachers (native and foreign) are so nice and helpful. I like my school schedule and enjoy exploring Seoul on the weekends! I have been able to visit some cool cafes and eat some delicious food. The first time a student told me, 'Teacher, I love you!' I knew I had made the right decision. I am so grateful that Travel and Teach Recruiting has helped me land my dream job!

Yes, I recommend
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Nitasha
10/10

Teaching English in Korea Made Easy

I loved working with Niko and Travel and Teach! From step 1 to step 10, he always swiftly replied to my emails and was always a great help! I did not receive the same dedication and response from other recruiters. Within two weeks after contacting Niko, I had a job! Truthfully, I was worried about getting a job by August because I had graduated in June. However, Niko and Travel and Teach worked hard. They helped me gather all of my documents and a month later, I was in Korea! It has been about 1.5 months, and I absolutely love my teaching job and school. I would go through Travel and Teach again and I would recommend Travel and Teach Recruiting to everyone, you will not regret it!

Yes, I recommend
Jessica
10/10

Travel and Teach

Hello Readers,

I can't believe I am pursuing my dream of living abroad. Just a couple of months ago I was sitting on my computer looking for opportunities to teach abroad. As I searched for websites that could help me I couldn't find any company that wouldn't charge me $300+ dollars, until I stumbled across this website and found Travel and Teach. This company will HELP you and it will be FREE. The only thing you need to cover is the payment for your documents.

As far as Korea, it is amazing! If you are an English speaker it is surprisingly easy to navigate this country (I can't speak for rural areas). The culture here is different and you will need to adapt to the way things are run here, but overall the experience has been wonderful and it is pretty western for an eastern country. The ability to save a significant amount of money while living abroad seems counter intuitive, but in Korea it is possible. I made the decision to teach abroad in March of 2017, I signed a contract by May of 2017 and was in Korea by August 2017, I would have been here earlier if I wasn't finishing up school. Your dream is in arms reach, you just have to pursue it! Special thanks to Niko my advisor who made the processes streamlined and efficient.

P.S. NO ONE WORRIES ABOUT NORTH KOREA HERE

How can this program be improved?
Perhaps give you a budget for the first month living here, I brought $1,000. My co-teachers like to go out to eat and drink on weekends, I even went to Busan and Seoul and $1,000 covered me. I could have spent a lot less if I didn't go out as much and travel the first month, but if you want to plan for doing the most your first month $1,000 is more than enough.
Yes, I recommend
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Sergio
10/10

Awesome Experience with Travel and Teach

For many people fresh out of college, or even those with years of experience, finding work, navigating the visa process, and getting everything in order can seem particularly daunting. However, the recruiters at Travel and Teach have the firsthand experience to help people through every step of the process. Before arrival, they are constantly on call to help you land the perfect job in one of the many great cities, get your visa in order, and arrange your departure. Once you're on the ground, they continue to help you with any questions you may have -- from day-to-day necessities, to job related issues.

In general, spending a year or more in Korea is an opportunity you won't regret. The country has something for everyone, and this includes a great social scene, history, outdoors, further educational opportunities, or a chance to build your career. Choosing an experienced, knowledgeable, and (most importantly) continuously helpful recruiting agency like Travel and Teach goes a long way to making sure that you get the most out of your time in the ROK.

Yes, I recommend
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Robert
9/10

Teaching in Bundang, Korea

The teaching position I am currently employed in happens to be the first my headhunter offered me. It is a job about an hour of transit away from downtown Seoul, in Bundang, teaching history and debating. My class sizes are capped at 8 students, and I teach from grade 1 to 6. I work from 1-9:30 from Monday to Friday, at an average of 5 teaching hours per day. I find the work enjoyable, and I have lots of free time to explore the city, do hobbies, meet people, etc. There is a lot to do in Seoul, and a good community of expats and Koreans who speak English. Getting around is no problem.

Food is slightly more expensive here than where I am from (Toronto, Canada), especially fresh fruit. The pay is pretty good, however, so one can live in comfort regardless.

My headhunter was very helpful throughout the application and pre and post flight process, always being there to answer any questions I had, and giving useful advice on what to bring and how to prepare. I'm very glad I got this position rather than one teaching English grammar, this is probably the best aspect of my whole experience. It is a pleasure teaching students who already have a good grasp of the language and can apply it to interesting topics.

If I were a new person applying, I'd make sure to take a good look at the class sizes, location, and subjects you are to be teaching. They've made a huge (positive) impact on my experience here.

Yes, I recommend
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Ryan
9/10

Teaching English

I would highly recommend Travel and Teach. I worked with Niko through them and things went very smoothly, except for when they didn't (through my own fault, not his). Despite this, he was always incredibly helpful in whatever I had questions or problems about. We're still in contact now from time to time, and he is still just as great. I have no doubt that you will have a similar experience should you choose Travel and Teach. The school he set me up with is absolutely fantastic, as well. The best boss I've had in my life, bar none. If you have ANY questions, I'd be thrilled to answer them, as I love talking about this experience. Please contact me anytime!

Yes, I recommend
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Jake
9/10

Can't Recommend Enough

I'm currently working the job that I got through Travel and Teach and I couldn't be happier. My recruiter Niko was so helpful and kind. He made the entire process as stress free as it could be. My job is great and my boss and coworkers are so kind and helpful. Even after I got the job, Niko was available for questions and any help I might need. Like I said in the title, I can't recommend Travel and Teach enough.

Yes, I recommend
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Mallory
10/10

Travel and Teach: Hanvit Academy Daegu

I've just arrived in Daegu, South Korea for my placement with Hanvit Language Academy. Travel and Teach helped me with every step of the process to get me to this point! Niko was readily available to help answer any questions I had and guide me through each hurdle for the visa process and physically getting here. Having studied abroad, I knew that the process could be long and tiring. But Niko did not seem to mind all of my questions, and he always had an answer for them! Now that I am in Korea and getting settled, the ease of the recruitment process and everything that got me here has definitely made it feel like a made the right choice!

Yes, I recommend
Dani
10/10

Travel & Teach

This recruiter was absolutely fantastic. They helped me with everything, gave resources, advice, and answered all of my questions. They are so reliable and I love my placement in Korea! I would advise anyone to work with the T&T team!
This recruiter was absolutely fantastic. They helped me with everything, gave resources, advice, and answered all of my questions. They are so reliable and I love my placement in Korea! I would advise anyone to work with the T&T team!

Yes, I recommend

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