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

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.
Hi Sam! Yes, it is certainly possible for two people to share an apartment and to either work in the same school and/or location; we are able to place couples or friends. Also, there isn't really a minimum age, but applicants must hold the minimum of a Bachelor's degree in order to get a teaching visa for Korea.

Reviews

93%
based on 78 reviews
  • Benefits 9.3
  • Support 9.5
  • Fun 9
  • Facilities 9.1
  • Safety 9.4
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Jack
10/10

Travel & Teach in Korea!

I have only been in South Korea for two weeks but I already feel like its home! The school I was put in contact with have done everything they could to make my move as smooth as possible. They arranged and drove me to my medical examination and sorted out my bank account and mobile SIM card. The apartment is great, the kids are amazing and I can't wait to explore the rest of the country. Highly recommended!

Yes, I recommend
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Cadence
10/10

My review

I had a great experience with Travel and Teach, and especially so with Shane. He made getting all of my documentation ready and organization easy, and I was able to get an amazing job through this service. I appreciate his help with presenting my best self in interviews, and making sure things were done as efficiently and quickly as possible. I am so happy at my job and I would recommend this service to anyone who is looking for a new adventure.

Yes, I recommend
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Emily
10/10

A Comforting Experience

I really enjoyed my experience with Travel and Teach Recruiting. They were extremely helpful in securing me a good position, and my school is great! Shane is excellent. He really knows his stuff and will talk you through the whole process. He was also a great liaison between me and the school that I got hired at. They also keep in touch after you arrive, which is very comforting.

I would highly recommend Travel and Teach, especially if you are a first timer overseas. I used a different recruiter my first time over and while I had a good time, this time was less stressful overall.

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

Friendly and Reassuring

When I first decided to teach abroad I wanted to try and find a placement on my own. However, it was extremely overwhelming understanding the paperwork needed and deciding if a position was safe or not. Thanks to Travel and Teach, and my recruiter Shane, I was flying to South Korea within a month of joining the program.

Throughout the entire process I was able to simply follow Shane's straightforward instructions for what paperwork was needed and when I needed to have it. He also took care of finding positions for me, so I had very little I needed to worry about. This really made the process less stressful then it was earlier.

I was able to find a position at a reputable school with other foreign teachers and a kind Korean staff of teachers. Considering how quickly I was able to find this position I am truly grateful to Travel and Teach for their help!

How can this program be improved?
Though I was delighted to find a position so quickly, it would have been nice to know more about the Hakwon director before I made my decision to come.

However, this program was able to make trip here much easier than it would have been otherwise.
Yes, I recommend
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Summer
10/10

Great experience with first time teaching position in Korea

I worked eight my recruiter for 4 months prior to getting a teaching job in Korea. Immediately after I graduated college, I knew I wanted to teach ESL abroad, and Travel and Teach made this super easy to do. I found a position in about a week once all my documents went through, and have now been in Korea for a month. My recruiter helped me every step of the way, even during my Japanese visa run!! I highly recommend this company.

Yes, I recommend
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Alycia
8/10

Solid Recruiting Program, Great Communication

After having researched dozens of different recruiting organizations, I was happy to find Travel and Teach Recruiting Inc. Their office is smaller than many others--which I preferred and my recruiter was in constant contact with me from day one. This constant contact was most helpful during the very long and daunting document/visa process which is required for anyone wanting to teach in South Korea. There are many forms, services, and places you must go to get everything in order. At times when I felt especially frustrated, my recruiter would only be a call/e-mail away and if he didn't respond immediately, his response would be no longer than an hour. He walked me through every step and answered my many questions about the process which I was very appreciative for. His e-mails were detailed yet brief and in a manner of a few weeks he had secured me an interview with a Hagwon that I now work for. My job is stable, the employer is credible, and my students are great! If you are interested in working in South Korea and don't know where to begin, I highly recommend Travel and Teach Recruiting Inc.

How can this program be improved?
The recruitment process is solid and they have a productive and knowledgeable team.
Yes, I recommend

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