Travel and Teach - Free Placement for Teaching Jobs in Korea

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High Salaries | Free Airfare | Free Apartment | Free Service | Visa Support | 24/7 In Country Support | Top Recruiter Since 2001

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.

Our placement and support service comes at NO COST TO YOU (we collect a fee from our schools instead). All of our teaching positions provide:

*High Salaries
*Free Single Apartment
*Airfare
*Medical Insurance + Visa Sponsorship
*24/7 In-Country Support
*Endless Adventures

>>>>Our schools offer some of 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

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Locks at Seoul Tower
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Questions & Answers

Hi Bethany, Pets are not really accepted by our school in Korea as they may cause issues with the apartments that are given to the teacher. That being said, we have placed teachers in Korea with their pet (usually a small dog), but those situations are rare.

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!

Reviews

93%
based on 100 reviews
  • Benefits 9.2
  • Support 9.5
  • Fun 9
  • Facilities 9.1
  • Safety 9.4
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Emily
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Best decision I ever made

Using Travel ad Teach was the best decision I had ever made when it came to finding my place overseas. This was my first time overseas, and applying for jobs with my TEFL certificate, and Teach and Teach did everything they could to make it one of the best experiences I had ever had. They were with me every step of the way, and even with the time difference, (I am from Australia), I felt they made every effort to make the experience easier and less stressful on my end. The school I was placed with is so amazing. The kids are great, the other teachers are so welcoming and they help you adjust to your life here really well. If I ever need anything again, I know that my recruiter is only an email away with any questions that I may have. It is one of the best decisions that I have ever made, and you should do the same!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
My advice would be to take the jump and do it! I started my journey in September, and other than a few adjustment issues (everyone has them), it has been one of the best things that I have ever done. The experiences that I have been able to have because of this, has helped me grow and learn in ways that I could not even imagine. It is the best thing that I have ever done.
Response from Travel and Teach Recruiting Inc.

Hi Emily,

Thank you so much for your review!! We always love hearing just how much our teachers love the experience of living and teaching in Korea!

As you mentioned, should you need us, reach out at any time!

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Natasha
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Teaching in Korea

I've now been teaching in Korea for 8 months and I have loved my experience here so far! I have absolutely fallen in love with Seoul and Korean food and I enjoy my job and have made great friends! I recommend this program to anyone who is looking for an adventure and to someone who wants to push themselves out of their comfort zone! T&T was great at helping me find my job and with all the steps before arriving in Korea! I love living in the heart of Seoul and have never felt more safe living in a big city!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
If I had to offer some advice it would be to make the most of the experience and truly treasure and make the most of every day. Every weekend I try to do something new, whether that's visiting a new museum, cafe etc. or even trying a new dish. I think its the best way to really experience the city and culture!
Response from Travel and Teach Recruiting Inc.

Thanks for the review, Natasha!

You are bang on about trying new experiences! Korea is absolutely full of them!

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Hailey
7/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My Korean Experience

My experience here in Korea has been amazing, even though it has only been four months. I have met some awesome people and made some new friends while teaching here. I am currently located in Daegu and I love it! Downtown is always a place I go for shopping and food! The people are very friendly and welcoming. There are so many places to see and so many photos to take! During the fall is beautiful with all the changing leaves. Winter so far has been very mild for me. Being from Colorado, I am used to heavy snow and very cold days. I didn't think I would miss snow this much! I am very excited to see where my adventure takes me!

What would you improve about this program?
My recruiter has been very helpful during my placement process. He had answers for me with any question I asked. I wouldn't change a thing.
Response from Travel and Teach Recruiting Inc.

Hi Hailey - thanks for your review!

Daegu is an amazing city, so it's no wonder that you are enjoying it so much :)

Enjoy the rest of your year and reach out at any time if you need anything!

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Max
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Good recruiter, good school

Travel and Teach Recruiting were very helpful and quick in helping me get all necessary paperwork together and setting me up with a job. The school itself is great and only minimal problems that my director is usually quick to help with. The best part about Travel and Teach, though, is that it is free. You only need to pay for your flight, which cost will be reimbursed. There are practically no down sides and if you want to teach in Kore, Travel and Teach is a great resource to help achieve that goal.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
I was a bit nervous about working in a completely new culture and the difficulty of teaching children who only had a basic grasp of English, but my coworkers and boss were all very friendly and accommodating with any problems or reservations I had.
Response from Travel and Teach Recruiting Inc.

Thanks for the review, Max!

It's great to hear that you are adjusting to the culture and to your surroundings. Co-teachers and managers are a great place to look for support, but as you know, you can reach out to us at anytime as well, should you need anything :)

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Grace
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Extremely Helpful Service

Travel and Teach was very helpful and organized throughout my entire length of stay in Korea. They were very helpful and communicative in the early stages of finding me interviews and job opportunities. I felt like my opinions and needs were really taken into account. My contact with the company, Andy, was so helpful and always available to answer my questions (of which there were many at first). Travel and Teach helped a lot with understanding the visa requirements, especially since I was a bit rushed to complete mine. Overall I had an exceptional experience with Travel and Teach and I would recommend them to anyone looking for a teaching position in Korea! They were quick, organized, and seemed to have my best interest in mind.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
My advice is to be ready to work hard, but also be ready to play hard! Korea is an amazing country full of surprises. The work expected of you is a lot, so don't expect to have a low-key year abroad living a luxurious expat life. But you will for sure make the most of your weekends and evenings! There's so much to do at all hours. I think anyone could find their niche in Korea.
Response from Travel and Teach Recruiting Inc.

Thanks for your kind review, Grace!

There are certainly a lot of things to know with regard to visa documentation, etc. but we are experts after doing this for almost 20 years now!

Thanks again and best of luck on your next experience!!

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Murray
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

A must for your first time teaching abroad

Travel and Teach was very helpful and supportive through the entire process of applying for and obtaining a teaching job in South Korea. They provide a very high level of support at every level and give additional documents that can help you both before you leave your country as well as once you arrive in South Korea. It can be a long and confusing process, but with Travel and Teach they break everything down into easily managed steps so that you never feel overwhelmed. They will also do their best to help you end up in the area of South Korea that you want to be. Whether you want a large city with millions of people or somewhere much smaller they can help you. They also work with very reputable schools that wouldn't do the things that you've read about on some of the horror stories of teaching abroad listings. My school has been nothing but helpful to me in getting settled and anything that I've needed since. If you're thinking of teaching in South Korea I would definitely recommend using Travel and Teach to help you find the best place for you!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
My advice to people using this program is to just embrace everything that you're experiencing. For most people doing this is a once in a lifetime opportunity, so make sure to enjoy it!
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Kyla
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Comes as advertised

I'm more than happy to write a review for these guys as they really do come as advertised...

They provided help with visa processes, documents, etc. but have also followed since I have been in Korea a few times. I did have a bumpy start in my first week but Andy was reassuring when I reached out to him. I do miss my family but things have gotten better after arriving. I'm settling in well and enjoying all that Korea has to offer..

I really like the area that I am in as I feel safe with plenty of buildings and people always around. I already met a few other teachers in my area which is great because my school only has 3 teachers including me. I originally hesitated taking this job because of the low number of co-workers, but I quickly realized there are so many schools in my area alone :)

That's all! Thanks Andy and the team for getting me here! I recommend their services to anyone who wants to teach in Korea without hesitation.

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Emma
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Landed My Dream Overseas Teaching Job!

When I first came across Travel and Teach Recruiting, I had no idea what to expect. However, I am beyond satisfied with how easy and accommodating their services are. Andy Lee walked me through the entire process, and was always gave me detailed responses. This made the initial interview, obtaining my Visa, and arriving in Korea a very easy process! All my questions were always answered, and if I ever needed anything my emails were answered right away. I am now living in Korea in Ilsan City working at a wonderful school with an awesome apartment where I can experience Korea to the fullest. I teach and experience Ilsan City during the week, and Seoul is only a short metro ride away for me! Thank you so much Andy and Travel and Teach! I could not have done it without you!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Don’t be afraid! Be ready for adventure, and just do it!
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Billy
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Thanks!!

Before finding Travel and Teach, I was working with another company I won't name here... I had spent over $1000 on their TEFL course where they guaranteed me placement in Korea. I thought I was obligated to go through with one of the positions that they introduced me to, but then reached out to a few recruiting agencies who told me this was not the case. Andy at T&T was super responsive and helpful. As I had all of my docs ready for the visa, I was sent 3 positions. I Interviewed with all of them and was offered a job from two. I am now in Ilsan and could not be happier. Mr. Lee, my director has been the most amazing 'host' to me. He has taken me out to dinner a few times already, and seems genuinely concerned about my happiness, which I guess makes sense as his employee... The kids are also great. I have made friends already and think I might be here for a while... Just wanted to say thank you to Andy and Subin. I'm so happy that I was able to get out of the other situation and hope others don't find themselves in a similar spot.

What would you improve about this program?
I would have liked some further information on changing the card in my iphone and getting my bank account set up once I got to Korea but I had help from my director with this.
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Mark
7/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Overall a Positive Experience

I can't complain, Travel and Teach did exactly what they said they would do. They're a recruiting agency, so they're obviously commission-based, they have an incentive to find you a position that you're interested in so that you'll sign the work contract. They get paid, you get the teaching position you want, everybody wins. They were quite helpful as a first-time expat, they gave me a wide range of schools to choose from and were a constant presence as I worked through the emigration process. I have a vague recollection of them changing their contact with me a few times, making me suspicious that I was somehow being fyshed, but I think that would be alleviated by asking their IT personnel to change their email naming convention to something more consistent.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
Asking if contract language regarding my salary could be changed to reflect potential dips in the USD conversion for the KRW. At the time of writing this, the trade squabble between Japan and Korea, along with tariffs from US disrupting trade flows out of China, is threatening to make the KRW tumble to record lows. This sucks, to put it mildly.
Response from Travel and Teach Recruiting Inc.

Hi Mark,

Thank you for your review of our program!

I wanted to answer you about us contacting you through more than one email address. The reason for this is that we have multiple staff on hand that follow each teacher's progress, which is why you were contacted by more than one person.

Whenever your assigned coordinator was not available to answer you or to send you appropriate information, one of our other placement coordinators or our Korean staff would have sent this to you so that you were not waiting. We do our best to provide the quickest service to our teachers as we can! I'm sorry that you mistook this as being suspicious behavior :)

Also, you are correct in that we receive a commission. HOWEVER, unlike many recruiting agencies, we get paid from our schools and, as you are aware, do not charge our teachers any money whatsoever for our services including: placement in Korea, guidance through the visa process, plane ticket arrangement, airport pickup arrangement, after service once in Korea, etc.

We hope that you enjoy your time in Korea! If you need anything you know where to find us!

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Nicholas
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Best Company for Teaching Abroad

I highly recommend Travel and Teach Recruiting Inc.! TTR was the best place I could have possibly got involved with. The process was very easy and they guide you the whole way through. I don’t believe there is anyone better. They aren’t you’re typical recruiting agency and you’re definitely not just a number. My recruiter Andy treated me like I was his first priority (as he does with anyone who wants to get involved with TTR). It seemed like TTR was doing all the work while I was just going through the steps submitting the required documents they asked for. Any questions I needed answered, Andy replied back within a couple hours and sometimes minutes! Once you’re ready to start applying TTR sends you a list of schools that you might be interested in.. no pressure... and before you know it you are interviewing with a school! I can’t thank travel and teach enough for what they have done for me and my brother. My brother and I were looking to teach in the same area and TTR made it happen.. set us up with the same school! The process is super easy and they know what they are talking about! Once the job was set up with the school, TTR continued to prepare us with information all the way up until the morning of the flight! I used to be the person who would read these reviews and thought people were sugar coating their reviews but here I am trying to get people to go through TTR like I did haha! If your having trouble making a decision about teaching overseas I highly recommend contacting TTR. I was teaching in Korea 2 months after I started the process and it was the best decision I could have made. Please go through Travel and Teach!!!!! Trust me... you’ll be writing the same review as I am once you arrive in Korea telling people how awesome this recruiting agency is!

What would you improve about this program?
Nothing.. this program is perfect :). There was nothing that I would improve. Everything they did was in my best interest and I was beyond pleased at how well they did their job!
Response from Travel and Teach Recruiting Inc.

Thanks for the amazing review, Nicholas!! It really was a pleasure to work with your and your brother - you guys were super easy and nice to work with.

You are going to have the time of your life this year! If you need anything, you know where to find us!

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Zahara
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Love this program

I used this website to help keep find a job in Korea. Everyone was helpful and my recruiter Andy was very quick to reply and answer any questions I had and make sure I had all my papers in order. I am also getting help with my secondary contract and being able to work in Korea another year. I am am happy for this program and the quality of help that they offer and give when looking for a job in another country. I would continue to recommend this program and this website to everyone. It's also a plus that they dont charge you to use the website and help put you with schools looking for teachers. Unlike some websites and programs they help you without charging an arm and leg and they also help make sure you have all your papers in order and ready so you can get your Visa also.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
I've been able to travel and experience new things.
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Eleanor
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

very helpful

my recruiter guided me through the entire process of preparing my paperwork, interviewing with schools, obtaining my visa, arranging my flight, etc. i am now very happy with my position. my school is wonderful, and i feel that my bosses actually listen to me and take me seriously, as well as really caring that i am happy and comfortable here. it seems the administration at my school is very interested in keeping both students and teachers happy and healthy, and this is clear in the little things like the nutritious, well-balanced free lunches every day (which also provides effortless exposure to the local cuisine). the location is an up-and-coming area, and there are many interesting things to see and do around here. i have easy access to food at all price points, as well as excellent public transportation, which really enables me to explore anywhere i choose. i couldn't have found a situation more ideal for me, and i feel very lucky.

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Mark
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Kid's College via Travel and Teach

Overall the experience was positive. There is a large amount of initial red tape in coming to Korea, both before and after arriving, but this amounted to an annoyance more than a deterrence. Travel and Teach was very helpful with keeping the recruitment process moving and in providing interesting work locations. Teaching may not be the most lucrative job you could find overseas, but so far it has been exceptionally rewarding and enjoyable. The exposure to Korean culture from within the school setting has been eye-opening, and has likely proved more fruitful for understanding Korea than a few months bumming around hostels and hotels. I would highly recommend this position to anyone hoping to spend a year overseas and who would like to have the greater support network and stability that comes with a full-time job and other expat coworkers.

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Martin
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

What a great agency for a job placement!

I recently had been placed in Korea for one year contract to teach in Korea. The recruitment process was easy to follow and they had inside knowledge that no one else knew about the second copy of apostilled diploma being needed to submit in Korea after you arrive. If Andy had not told me about the issue, it would have been a nightmare, since some of my co-workers from other agencies had to order their diplomas from Korea remotely.

On top of that, my entire process only took about 3 months, as I was on top of getting all the documents as instructed. Just follow the instructions they give you on the emails, and you will be fine.

I love the school that I am working at right now, and the contract is good. It is not a piece of cake either, but very rewarding and fulfilling, if teaching is your true passion and calling.