Living in Korea - Basics

When living in a new country, there will always be some essential information that one should be aware of. Whether you are still deciding to visit or have already settled down, here you can find all the basic and necessary facts one should know when visiting or living in Korea. Find out Korea's country code, currency conversion rates, and major holidays.

Jobs in Korea

While most expats living in Korea do not experience any problems with their employers and greatly enjoy their experience abroad, a small minority have encountered problems such as employers not honoring contracts, often promising generous salaries bonuses and amenities that they are unable to provide. In these cases, your countries embassy will be unable to either conduct an investigation or act as a lawyer on your behalf.

Teach English in Korea

Teaching English in Korea is becoming an increasingly popular and recommended experience for foreigners, and since many employers provide free airfare and housing with any 1-year contract, the relatively low annual salary of about 24k USD is quite easy to live on, with the added bonus of lower taxes. Finding a teaching job in Korea is extremely easy, as English teachers are in high demand.

Finding a Teaching Job in Korea

Finding a suitable teaching job is a good idea as long as you do the appropriate amount of research and have a true interest in living in Korea. In deciding where to work you should first understand the difference between the three main types of English-teaching institutions: Hagwons, public schools, and university foreign-language institutes. It should be kept in mind that private instruction is illegal, although prevalent.

Where to Apply for an ESL Job in Korea

While there are many websites online for job seekers to post their resumes and employers to post job openings, you may have to perform some painstaking research on each of the employers to make sure they represent a legitimate institution. As any employer can post an opening on these sites it is not unlikely to find a scam. If you do not want to go through the trouble of sorting through the job openings, a better bet may be to find a reputable recruiter...



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