Teach English in Korea with Travel and Teach Recruiting Inc.

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Are you interested in taking a gap year? Saving some money? Or simply want to travel and see the world? Teaching English in Korea is a great way to do all of this and more!

Travel and Teach Recruiting Inc. offers ESL teaching positions in AMAZING schools from Seoul to Busan that include:

*High Salaries
*Free Single Apartment
*Airfare
*Medical Insurance + Visa Sponsorship
*Endless Adventures

>>>>Our schools offer the most unique and exciting opportunities in Korea!<<<<

Travel and Teach offers a 100% FREE SERVICE + ENDLESS SUPPORT from the time you apply to when you leave Korea. This is our Travel and Teach Teacher Guarantee.

Highlights
  • FREE SERVICE
  • HIGH SALARIES
  • REPUTABLE SCHOOLS
  • AIRFARE + APARTMENT PROVIDED

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

94%
based on 84 reviews
  • Benefits 9.2
  • Support 9.5
  • Fun 9
  • Facilities 9.1
  • Safety 9.4
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Lydia
10/10

South Korea

I don't really have any stories yet. I have been sick and the only thing i have energy for is work. I am getting better and I think I will have more stories later in the week. I do have a small story.

One day I was teaching a class and Ranie teacher came in and asked my to help her for five minutes. So I went out in to the hall and I helped bring in some food. It turns out that one of the students in the class had a birthday or scored high a test. I heard to different reason why we were having a party in class. It was nice to sure food with my students.

How can this program be improved?
While I was going through the process of completing all of the necessary documents, I think it would have been more efficient if Niko, my adviser to let me know what was the next step after what I was currently working on. That way I could have prepared for it in advance and finish the process sooner. It is a long process and can be very confusing for someone who had never done it before.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Priscilla
10/10

Teaching in South Korea: Once in a lifetime experience!

My name is Priscilla. I am currently writing this review from my apartment in South Korea (Daegu). I feel so grateful and blessed to have this experience that I felt the need to share my story with Travel and Teach:

Graduating this year with a B.E.D., I knew I wanted my first teaching experience to be abroad. I did not have the money to travel during my time in school, so I always made a promise to myself that when I get my diploma I would fly out of the country! I started to do research to know where I wanted to go. Since my childhood, I have always been interested by Africa and South America, but the idea of going to Asia never came to my mind. Realizing this, I thought: "I need to go to Asia!!!! " I then started my research and two countries came up : Japan and South Korea. My conclusion was that both had great working conditions, but it was wisest to go to South Korea if I wanted to save up some money for my masters. (The cost of living in Japan is higher!!)

The next step was to find a legitimate recruiting company. After a lot of research, I found Travel and Teach. The first thing that caught my attention was that they had affiliations with different Universities in Canada. Now, this is the first time that I saw this in my research and I thought this was very impressive because if Universities trust this organization with their students, it means that it is LEGIT. I called two of those Universities and they confirmed that they were working with Travel and Teach. I instantly knew that I wanted them to be my recruiter. The application process was very easy and straightforward. My recruiter was so nice and intentional. Having taught himself in South Korea made it very helpful because he could answer all my questions.

I have been teaching in Daegu for one month now and I am enjoying myself to the fullest. My apartment is situated in a safe area (which is super important for me as a woman!!!) I was fortunate to teach in a private school. I loooove my students. My co-workers are so helpful and caring. Overall, I could not have asked for more. I keep on thanking my recruiter because he did an amazing job by finding this teaching position. So, once again THANK YOU NIKO!!!

Hope this review helped to clarify your decision to teach abroad. I leave you with the wise words of a world-renowned scholar:

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go..."
Dr. Seuss :)

Yes, I recommend this program
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Mary
9/10

Great company!

I definitely wouldn't have made it Korea without Travel and Teach - at least not as easily! My recruiter was very helpful as well as prompt. He was available to answer all questions and at anytime, and that was really comforting to know as I prepared to move. Travel and Teach places you with a school, walks you through all the paperwork, sets up your flight, and provides a useful and thorough info packet about Korea. Any bumps along the way, and my recruiter helped me figure it out. I've been really happy in Korea, and I owe it all to Niko and Travel and Teach! Thanks!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Selina
10/10

Travel&Teach was with me every step of the way!

Travel and Teach Recruiting provides the utmost service for ESL teachers! T&T is extremely helpful with regards to job placement, visa application, and flight planning. Now, I spend most of my time teaching the cutest kindergarteners English! I couldn't be happier. I would strongly recommend T&T to anyone that wants to teach English as a second language in the beautiful country of South Korea.

How can this program be improved?
My recruiter was very helpful and I hope to stay in touch in the future. However, there were times when they confused U.S.A and Canadian regulations concerning visa procedures. For example, recommending F.B.I services through Accurate Biometrics instead of the R.C.M.P in order to obtain a criminal record check. I realize that recruiters deal with a large number of applicants, so I'm sure that was the main cause for confusion.

Also, please note that:

1. Canadians MUST request for their fingerprints to be included with their criminal record check. Otherwise, they will only receive a "vulnerable sector check," which is free of charge and insufficient for the visa process.
2. The cost for a fully detailed R.C.M.P check is $25. Many detachments refuse to accept debit, credit, or cash. So, a money order, which can be obtained from any bank or post office, for the exact amount may be required.
3. In rural provinces, services like these may only be available by appointment and on certain weekdays. For example, fingerprints were ONLY processed on Wednesdays where I'm from and that was non-negotiable.
4. A cleared criminal record check that is sent electronically can be processed in as little as 3 business days. Though, they are normally sent my mail if the applicant lives in a rural area, so it usually takes about 2-4 weeks before the final results are physically in their hands.

Thank you for your help and support!!!! I'm very glad to have chosen T&T :)

-Selina
Yes, I recommend this program
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Steven
10/10

Review for Travel and Teach

I started out with the Travel and Teach program with Niko. Niko answered all my questions and worries all the time. The TEFL program was very rigorous and prepared me for teaching in South Korea. Since I have arrived in Korea I have had interesting experiences including going to a cat cafe, singing korean karaoke and old people trying to kill me with carts at e-mart. The program was exceptional and and I have recommended it to my friends who are interested.

How can this program be improved?
I really can't think of anything.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Stephanie
10/10

Travel and Teach at Swaton

It has been a long process of working to get a teaching position in South Korea. Travel and Teach, especially Shane at Travel and Teach, helped the long process go smoothly. Any small bump or confusion along the way on our part was fixed and simplified. We are so happy that we were able to receive our positions and work in Korea. The students are amazing at the school. I can't wait to see them all everyday. I would definitely recommend this position to anyone interested in teaching English and working abroad.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Tim
9/10

Went the distance

Niko was extremely cooperative and helpful staying in constant touch with both my parents and I to let us know exactly what documents we needed to get to where in order to allow me to continue to onto my trip overseas. With my summer job I was rarely in constant contact but he did his best to ensure everything was in order! Thanks Niko!
Would recommend this service to any of my friends looking to travel and teach abroad, everything was great!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Sarah
10/10

A very pleasant experience!

I could not be happier about my experience with Travel and Teach Recruiting. Shane Bennet was extremely friendly and professional, and made the entire job search process a very pleasant experience. From the moment Shane got in touch with me, communication was very clear and straight forward. Shane walked me through the entire job search process, my contract, the visa process, insurance, a guide to teaching as well as what to expect once I arrived in Korea. My school is very supportive, and makes learning the English language a very fun and rewarding experience. I am very happy with my job placement in Korea, and I look forward to a wonderful year filled with travel and adventure!

Yes, I recommend this program
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BEN
10/10

Great Experience

Korea is a great place to live and work, I was hesitant at first to apply to teach as it seemed like a big step and I read lots of mixed experiences of other people online, but the recruiter (travel and teach) helped me through everything and got me placed in a lovely school. Any questions or worries I had were quickly answered and really put me at ease.

Even though it seems like a big step to travel around the world to live and teach for a year, its not as scary as it seems and there's always people available to help you!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Marisa
9/10

Thank you

So ever since I looked into teaching in South Korea, this website where where I looked for not only assistance but also for guidance in what my next steps should be. They were very organized in telling me exactly what I needed to do and when I needed to have everything completed by. Travel and teach also gave me many opportunities to find a placement, even after I myself had lost hope, Shane, my coordinator, helped me and pushed me to keep trying. Shane reminded me of my dream to move to South Korea and pursue a teaching career. Being here now is so surreal and I couldn't be happier.

How can this program be improved?
Make it more well known and advertised! I had to search for a long time to find travel and teach but when I did I found that the program itself was really well organized and helpful. If this were more advertised I'm sure many more people would be interested in doing what I'm doing now! Thank you.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Madelyne
10/10

Seoul Teaching Position

I had spoken with many different recruiters leading up to finding Niko at Travel and Teach and had been unhappy with all of them until I began speaking with Niko. He was helpful, had quick and accurate information and did not make the process stressful at all. He was clearly experienced and constantly available when I needed anything. I could not have been happier with working with Niko and would suggest this company to anyone interested in teaching abroad!

How can this program be improved?
Can't think of anything!
Yes, I recommend this program
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Jack
10/10

A hidden gem

When I finally decided to work and travel abroad, I had no idea where to begin. What country do I go to? How do I get a visa? and that dreaded question.. How do I find a decent job that I wont hate? Thankfully i discovered this site from a friends recommendation. I was skeptical at first because this service was free and guaranteed job placement. However, I was proven wrong when just that happened. Not only did my recruiter hold my hand (figuratively speaking of course) throughout the entire process, but he was there to answer all of my questions(no matter how small or trivial they were). This included visa assistance, appropriate resume preparation, job searching, and setting up interviews with employers. Once I was in Korea, he continued to follow up on my cultural and job adjustment to insure a smooth transition. After years of working abroad, this experience has proven to be by far the most convenient, cost friendly, and successful experience to date. I have recommended this site to several friends back home and all the ones that actually pursued this dream, came away successful.

How can this program be improved?
I have no real recommendations. One thing that worried me at the time is a recruiter not instantly responding back to my ridiculous questions. However, I realize now that these needs were a little over the top and that the problem was probably more me than my recruiter.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Paul
10/10

Paul's review

Up until about a week before I left for here in Korea it didn't quite seem real to me. Like a distant dream that once I got to that point in time it would just be an idea. However Niko was on top of things for me no matter how disillusioned I was. That helped me make the trip even better especially working with me when it seemed like every flight I took got delayed. I am very thankful for his help.

How can this program be improved?
The only recommendation I would have is that there was a stretch in the middle where I was looking at some other programs and I hadn't received an email from anyone in travel and teach for awhile. So I considered going with another program. Thankfully though everyone was super quick and nice when I emailed them to make sure I was still in the system.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Leslie
8/10

Great Program

Niko was very helpful in answering any questions that I may have had and responded really quickly. I also ended up at a really good school and the people I work with are great. The only issue that I really had with Travel & Teach, was that I was only given one job description at a time and I would only get a new one if I didn't get an interview with one school or if they decided they wanted someone else. I would have liked to see my different options and would have liked a choice, because I felt that I had to accept the first school that wanted me. I didn't know if there were others or not. Also, I was given jobs that were a lot earlier than I wanted which put me in a very tight space. I tried to reinforce that I couldn't leave no later than a date, but it wasn't taken into consideration very much nor the location I wanted to be.

How can this program be improved?
It would be better if the program gave multiple options at once for the different schools that are available to interview with and allow the teachers to choose from possibly three or four (if available). Or have the teacher interview with multiple schools before making a final decision. I felt forced to chose the first one that accepted me and was frustrated only being given one school offer at a time instead of knowing my different options. Also, it would be best if the program took into consideration when the teacher wanted to leave or start, because I was given positions that were too early for me and I was rushing to be prepared for my leave date. It would also be good if the program took into consideration the location of where the teacher would like to be. I had wanted to be more in the north, but was only given positions in the southern part of Korea.
Response from Travel and Teach Recruiting Inc.

Hi Leslie,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review on our services! We are very pleased to hear that you are happy with your school and with your coworkers!

As for obtaining teaching placements in Korea for our teachers, we have to work around the needs and preferences of our schools as they make the final decision on who they hire. As the demand for teachers is lower than the number of teacher applicants, we are not able to offer multiple positions to a teacher and then have them pick; it's more the opposite where schools choose who they want to interview. Schools can also be very picky with regard to who they want to hire as many look for people with degrees in Education and in-class teaching experience.

We are usually able to place our applicants for their desired start date, in their desired location, namely for those who apply well in advance. It is also easier for applicants who have their documents prepared for the visa to find positions.

Sometimes the job search takes longer when teachers are not invited for an interview with our schools that we introduce them to, which can result in 'last minute' placements in our other schools. We are sorry that you felt rushed though, as our main goal was to find you a solid placement.

If you have any further questions or concerns, our door is always open!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Victoria
9/10

Friendly and Caring Recruiting Company

Oxford Seminars put me in touch with Travel and Teach Recruiting Inc. The communication with Shane was great, he is very knowledgeable and it was super easy to talk to him. He answered my emails quickly and he answered any questions that I had with a lot of detail. He acted as the middle man between myself and the school where I am currently positioned, and again I received emails relatively fast. I had a good time with this company and I would definitely recommend it.

How can this program be improved?
I'm not sure if this would be related to the company, but the one thing I would say that could be improved on is the need of more solid information. There were times where I felt like I was in the dark, however, I realize that this process can be a waiting game.
Yes, I recommend this program

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