South Korea is a dynamic, advanced country in a class of its own. It's a choice destination for an English teacher because the demand for English instruction is well-developed. There is an emphasis on English education placed on the youth in Korean society. Students are genuinely motivated to learn English. Ultimately, English ability can make the difference between a good life and an ordinary existence for much of the population in South Korea.
One-year contract required. An extra month of salary is paid upon completion of your contract as a bonus for finishing.
You will receive forms you will need in order to apply for your E2 visa. We can provide guidance on obtaining your visa. Please begin looking at the visa requirements for details.
The most important qualification required by the schools in South Korea is that you must be a native English speaker.
The schools also want to see that you have a desire to change lives and have an unending curiosity for cultural exchange. You don’t need prior teaching experience, a degree in education, or even plans to become a teacher.
* Note all benefits and holiday details in your contract.
You can fill out and submit your application anytime using the red button below. If you prefer to speak to someone first, schedule a call and find a day and time convenient for you.
When you're ready to apply, fill out and submit your application (red button below) with your $350 fee. What's included:
After you apply, you'll receive our Supplemental Application with more detailed information about yourself and your qualifications. In this supplemental application, we will need you to upload a copy of your resume, passport, a copy of your degree and your TEFL Certification.
You will be interviewed twice. The first interview will be with a staff person here at GeoVisions Foundation. And the second interview will be with the actual school in South Korea.
A final decision will be made within 2 weeks of your second interview. When you're accepted, that's when you'll begin your visa process.
Once you receive your contract you will need to apply for your E-2 Work Visa at the nearest Korean Embassy or Consulate. Download the application from the consulate website. It will only take a few days to get your visa once you apply.
The school and recruiter in South Korea who hires you will provide all of the documents and instructions for applying for your visa then.
When you receive your visa, you can buy your airline ticket and travel to South Korea to begin your teaching adventure.
Under 55 years of age is the current limit. This is a visa and work permit issue as those regulations have changed.
Many of the teach abroad programs GeoVisions operates pay more than enough to take care of your student loans. Some pay enough to live comfortably, but depending on your monthly loan payment, it could be close.
GeoVisions will work with you to provide official documents from your school and GeoVisions. However, ultimately, it's going to come down to the loan provider to make the final determination.
Many participants end up putting their loans on forbearance if their salary doesn't leave them enough funds to cover their loans.
Moving to South Korea is a complete culture immersion, everyday is a new adventure.
I have gone to Busan, Daegu, and Gyeongin. My goal is to explore as much of South Korea and nearby countries as possible.
Kelly, August 17, 2019
I have been in Korea for several months now and the experience has been amazing. I am really loving it.
GeoVisions was extremely helpful and their local team, especially Cid, helped me get all settled in. My apartment is great. I have already made many friends with some fellow teachers and have had a chance to explore but the weather is still quite cold.
My overall experience with GeoVisions was excellent and I would highly recommend people to go the route of a local partner. I was so nervous and didn't know what to expect but they were very patient in walking me through the process.
C. Miller, July 30, 2018
I always thought that I needed to already know the Korean language in order to apply to teach in Korea. Thank goodness to this program for making me more confident and prepared for the journey ahead!
They have prepared me by letting me participate in their TESOL and Korean Cultural Foundation course. These courses breakdown the country of your destination into simple science --learning the culture, language, teaching methods, and faux pas to better navigate the different social circles you will encounter.
I am teaching in South Korea now, and the constant check-ups I receive from Rebecca at GeoVisions makes me feel like she is genuinely looking out for me. I highly recommend the program.
When I first was considering teaching abroad I was actually thinking about going to Thailand but the more Rebecca at GeoVisions told me about Korea and what it has to offer, the more hooked I became.
The process took a long time but whenever I had any questions or concerns, I got a quick response from GeoVisions.
I took the online TESOL and it really helped to prepare me. My trainer, George, was great and I met other teachers on the course and we still keep in touch.
I definitely recommend going through an agent like GeoVisions because they were helpful in the interview and preparation. They also helped me prepare for my trip and their partner on the ground picked me up at the airport and helped me settle into my new apartment and town.
They also have a party for their teachers every few months. I haven't been able to attend one yet but I will one of these days.
Adrian W., July 30, 2017
After completing my Bachelor of Arts degree, I decided to pursue the idea of teaching English as a foreign language in South Korea. In July that year I submitted my resume alongside the application form to GeoVisions to go teach in South Korea.
For those who are interested in teaching in South Korea be aware that the application process is arduous. However, the team at GeoVisions is encouraging and helpful. I am grateful to them for their support.
Although teaching low-level students was a challenge, there were moments when the students surprised me. Teaching is an enlightening experience and living in a rural area is peaceful and I have been exposed to the essence of Korean life.
Mark J., 2019
I think the most memorable experience was my first time doing karaoke with my Korean friends and co-workers.
I really wanted to travel and go to Asia because I have heard so many wonderful things. Korea was my ultimate pick because the salaries are good and I love Korean food.
My accommodations were excellent. Nice, clean, and password key-less lock. It is a little small but accommodations are so expensive in Seoul.
Colleen, April 2, 2019