• South Korea
Project Types
Education Teaching ESL
General grants/scholarships
Health & Safety

Program Details

Age Min.
Age Max
Short Term
Host Family
Small Group (1-15)
Travel Type
Budget Solo Women


Price Details
Included in the Price:
-Host family search, screening and placement process
-Single room accommodation with a carefully screened host family
-Two home-cooked meals a day for the duration of the program
-Private transportation upon arrival to host families
-Arrival orientation
-Comprehensive medical insurance for the duration of the program
-English as a second language teaching resources
-Access to Greenheart Travel Facebook groups to connect with alumni and others on your start date ahead of your program
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Travel Insurance
Jan 08, 2024
Aug 01, 2023
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About Program

Greenheart Travel's Teach in a Homestay program in South Korea gives you the opportunity to stay with and tutor your South Korean host family for 15 hours a week. With your host family serving as your gateway to getting to know local culture, this is also a great first step before EPIK or other long-term teaching, or just a way to live like a local. You'll be able to use the rest of your free time to travel and explore!
Start dates occur every month, and applications must be submitted at least 8 weeks prior to desired start date.

What's included in the program?

-Host family search, screening and placement process
-Single room accommodation with a carefully screened host family
-Two home-cooked meals a day for the duration of the program
-Private transportation upon arrival to host families
-Arrival orientation
-English as a second language teaching resources

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

We appreciate that everyone has a unique worldview and value everyone regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender or gender identity, ability, military status, religion, sexual orientation or political view. We are committed to building relationships and ensuring everyone we encounter feels welcomed, respected, and accepted. Greenheart is committed to helping anyone find the best program fit and will go the extra mile to make sure our participants feel safe and supported wherever they end up.

LGBTQIA+ Support

Greenheart Travel welcomes travelers identifying as LGTBQ+, and is committed to helping you find the best program for you. We can provide information on the cultural norms of our destination countries and are prepared to advise you on the best programs based on your needs and interests.
While most of our programs could be a good fit, we also know that certain cultures and countries are more accepting of and prepared to host LGBTQ+ people than others. We are committed to working with LGBTQ+ people to determine which experiences may be the right fit for them. Please reach out if you want to discuss which of our programs might fit you best ahead of applying at travelabroad@greenheart.org or set up a phone call with us here.

Neurodivergent Support

Greenheart works with partners who have varying levels of what is considered "good mental health". While we cannot change their eligibility conditions, we will work with participants to the best of our abilities in order to get them the program placement they want. We encourage you to discuss your specific situation with us directly, before securing these documents.

Accessibility Support

Greenheart Travel welcomes students of varying ability to explore their study abroad options! While resources and support differ from country to country, Greenheart Travel staff work with individual students as needed to find program options that will set students up for success.



We believe in supporting our travelers to make a positive impact in their communities. The Greenheart Club provides Greenheart Grant funding to alumni projects all over the world.
As the leading eco-friendly exchange organization, we are passionate about helping travelers explore the globe while respecting the environment and cultural heritage of the destinations they explore.

Ethical Impact

Greenheart Travel is a branch of Greenheart International, a Chicago-based organization that connects people and planet to create global leaders through personal development, volunteer service, environmentalism, fair trade, and cultural exchange. We provide resources, grants, and experiences to those who want to immerse themselves in another culture and leave it better than when they arrived. Through volunteering, creating relationships and more.

Program Highlights

  • Personal program manager will assist you before, during and after your program
  • 15 hours per week tutoring your host family (the rest of the time is yours to explore!)
  • Single room accommodation with carefully screened host family accommodations and meals included in the program
  • Year round start dates to fit your schedule
  • 24-hour emergency support during your program

Program Reviews

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Yes, I recommend this program

Teach English in a Homestay in South Korea for 3 Months

I recently had the incredible opportunity to live with a family in South Korea for 3 months through Greenheart’s Korean homestay and teach English program and I highly recommend it.

My gap year dream was to live in South Korea and teach English. I had completed the TEFL course and then found out that legally I needed a degree to teach in Korea. I thought it was going to be impossible to go when I found Greenheart's homestay program whilst surfing the web and reached out to them.

Right from the start, the Greenheart team was helpful and guided me through the application process. Despite my late application, they stood by me, guiding and assisting me throughout the rushed process. Even after I arrived in Korea, their unwavering support continued from meeting me at the airport, sorting out a Korean SIM Card, taking me to the family I was going to be living with and helping me find and enrol in Korean language lessons. Whenever I encountered any challenges or needed assistance during my stay, Greenheart was always there, providing the help I needed.

One of the most pleasant surprises was the affordability of the program. Initially, I had concerns about the price, but experiencing it first-hand, I can confidently say it offers exceptional value. In fact, the cost is significantly more reasonable compared to attempting a similar endeavour independently.

To summarise, my experience with the Korean homestay and teach English program with Greenheart was truly extraordinary. It not only allowed me to fulfil my dream of living and teaching English in Korea, but it also provided unparalleled support and guidance throughout the entire journey. If you're contemplating a homestay in Korea, choose Greenheart. You won't be disappointed.

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