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We provide government public schools in South Korea. We are here to assist you with the employment process. And after all, that's why it is good to come to a recruitment agency. We provide a safety net for you. Apply direct to an educational institution and you are on your own!

If you are having problems with your school... Or you need some information or help, you can contact us and we will provide you with some advice... You might not always like it, but it will be the truth. And that's really our philosophy, to provide you with a completely trustworthy service....right from the initial phase of introducing you to the education office, to making sure that you are content with your teaching position and if there's anything you need we will always be available.

Please see our testimonials or simply search the internet and see what others say about our service.

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Hey Paul - we did some research and it looks like the salary is controlled by the government, and there are pay grades. Appreciate the question, surely others are wondering too
Salary is given by your resume and the location that you are looking to teach here. The pay scale is as follows : Level 2 = bachelor + tesol. 2.0m-2.1m for a metro city. 2.2m for a regular city. 2.3m-2.45m for the countryside. Level 2+ = bachelor + tesol + 1 year exp. 2.1m-2.2m for a metro city. 2.3m for a regular city. 2.4m-2.55m for the countryside. Level 1 = bachelor + tesol + 2year exp. 2.3m-2...

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  • Benefits 9.8
  • Support 9.9
  • Fun 9.8
  • Facilities 9.8
  • Safety 9.9
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Christian
10/10

Korean Horizons is top notch!

Korean Horizons helped me tremendously with my transition to teaching English in Korea. They walked me through obtaining all the necessary documents, prepped me for the interview, and continued to assist me when I landed in Korea by providing me picking me up at the airport, providing me with accommodation for a night, and treating everyone to a meal before we went off to orientation. Korean Horizons makes moving to Korea very easy and stress-free.

Yes, I recommend this program
Lauren
10/10

The best choice you can make.

Korean Horizons is the only company I would recommend. The application process for teaching in Korea seemed extremely daunting but Alistair was helpful and supportive throughout the entire experience. He takes the time to walk you through each stage and even helps you prepare for interviews. He made himself available to me through my many anxious moments and his calm and pragmatic approach really helped to make the entire process less painful. The best part of my experience with Korean Horizons was the effort, dedication and most of all, the care Alistair shows new recruits. I am teaching through the GOE program and Alistair picked up all the new recruits from the airport. He took us to dinner and spent the next two days with us making sure we got from point A to B and completed all our assessments. Korean Horizons is not required to do any of this and the same service was not provided to people who come through different recruitment companies.

I believe that true character and intent is shown in the way you treat others when you have nothing to gain. A true testament to the ethos of Korean Horizons was when Alistair basically took on new recruits who came through other companies and provided them with the same service and care he showed his own. If you want to come to Korea, use Korean Horizons, you won't regret it.

Yes, I recommend this program
Alex
10/10

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honestly, from the bottom of my heart, I cannot thank Alistair enough. Korean Horizons is the only place you should consider when applying for EPIK. I had a very stressful year and wasn't sure if I could make the 2018 Fall Intake due to documents not being ready in time, and Alistair was there every step of the way to support me and offer me advice. Alistair and his Korean Horizons are honestly the best of the best, and I am very grateful for both. Having Alistair meet me at the airport, help with suitcases and put us up in a hotel for the night, meeting other EPIK teachers and having a group dinner was a beautiful way to begin our Korean adventures. Thank you.

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Claudia
9/10

Just started my teaching job in Korea...

To all the newcomers who have varying levels of experience, but on the lesser end of the scale --I understand how you feel. I graduated with a bachelors in English but without any true teaching experience. My teaching resume is slim, but I do have my TESOL and a volunteer position that I completed during my last year of University where I assisted in an elementary classroom weekly. Teaching is very new to me, to say the least...so you can imagine how daunting this experience looked/looks from the outset. What I will say is that everything that I was nervous about, i.e., arriving, meeting other expat teachers, meeting my co-teachers/staff, and processing my ARC (alien registration card), has all gone very well and as stress-free as can be in this situation thanks to the ongoing support of Korean Horizons, and my recruiter Alistair. I was put in contact with 30 or so teachers like myself within my first 2 days, and the support is helping me adjust quickly. Before I arrived my recruiter checked in with me and helped me with the extreme amount of paperwork and document processing that was required. I never felt alone throughout the process. With all of that in mind, I really do appreciate the support I've been given by Korean Horizons, and I do recommend them for first-time teachers and general noobies like myself. All the best with your decision-making and prospective travels!

How can this program be improved?
I originally applied to the EPIK program but later applied to GOE because I missed the deadline. I was part of the EPIK fb group, but I wasn't told that there was a GOE fb group, so I legitimately had no clue about the GOE expats who would be arriving/beginning with me. Not a big deal, but they did for the majority have some familiarity with each other because they were in contact before arriving in Korea. I adjusted pretty seamlessly anyway, but it would've been a little more comforting to get on the plane knowing that I was awaiting such a large group of support. I thought there were only 2 (if that) other teachers starting GOE through Korean Horizons.
Yes, I recommend this program
Samantha
10/10

Korean Horizons is the way to go!

I would highly recommend using Korean Horizons for applying to EPIK. I was nervous about the application process, documents needed, and interview process but with this recruiter I received emails in a timely fashion reminding me what I needed to do. Additionally, I had an interview prep and the application proof-read! All of my many emails were responded to within 24hrs and when I accidentally slept through my scheduled interview time my recruiter was able to reschedule it immediately. Once arriving in Korea I was picked up from the airport, had a delicious meal, a good nights sleep, and was even given information about my city of Gwangju. I think the service provided is well worth it and offers great piece of mind! I would highly recommend applying through Korean Horizons!

Yes, I recommend this program
Megan
10/10

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I applied to teach English in Korea through Korean horizons and I'm so glad I did. Fantastic time and help throughout application and arrival, due to some flight troubles I actually got to Korea a few days early and had some problems with my card but my recruiter was there to help every with every problem I ran into, and made a point of keeping in touch even after my orientation in case I needed further support.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Emmanuel
10/10

Excellent

Alistair (he who runs Korean Horizons) really took care of us completely. Although we (and I say we because I managed to become friends with the five other English teachers that came with me to Korea), knew that Alistair was also helping out a bunch of other people, we all felt individually cared for. Alistair's messages were all personalized and he really provided all of the steps and coaching to succeed in getting to South Korea. I genuinely don't think that I would've done so well in my interview and application without him so I'm forever grateful for Korean Horizons. I'm glad our paths crossed and thanks for everything!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Kawmadie
9/10

Korean Horizons is great!

Working with Alistair to get into EPIK was great! He was such a big help throughout and even now after reaching my teaching location he is still helping me out! He made the entire process a lot more comfortable and efficient. He got back to my emails promptly and always let me know what I needed to do or bring to make my life easier once I arrived in Korea. I would definitely recommend him for anyone looking to join the EPIK program.

Yes, I recommend this program
Kristin
10/10

No Comparison

When I decided to teach in South Korea I applied with several top recruiters, including Korvia. I even had a skype interview with them and a follow-up and WAS NOT IMPRESSED. I felt like a body that just needed to be placed. Luckily, I stumbled upon Korean Horizons and my experience with Alistair has been 10/10. I met many other teachers at the EPIK orientation, and they were all impressed by how great my recruiter was. Korean Horizons teachers were on the first shuttle out to orientation (after being treated to a very nice hotel and dinner the day before), we were prepared for everything and swamped (in a good way!) with information. You will be very well-prepared for your interview and he will make sure your application (essays, lesson plan) are as good as they can be. I know I might sound like an ad but I have had zero issues with KH and I do think (especially after my own experiences and talking with others at orientation) that there is no better recruiter - I am still being contacted and helped even after starting teaching!

Yes, I recommend this program
Lena
10/10

Korean Horizons

Alistair is both super accommodating and a genuine individual. I really recommend going through Korean Horizons if this is your first time applying through EPIK. You only get great advice on how to fill out the application for EPIK but you also get good connections to meet other teachers!

Having someone wait for me on the first day I arrived in S Korea was such a nice welcome. It can feel hard to feel supported in a foreign country but Alistair does his best to let you know that you are not alone.

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Celina
10/10

Korean Horizons/Alistair

It had always been a dream of mine to teach English in South Korea and Alistair made my dream a reality! He is so helpful and organized. He is there for you throughout the recruitment process with advice and support anytime you need it and has continued to help me whenever I have questions while living in Korea. Moving to a whole different country by yourself is a big deal and I wouldn't trust anyone else with this life changing experience but Alistair!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Andre
10/10

Alistair just gets it done

The application process for public teaching in Korea is extremely daunting. That's why you need a service like Korean Horizons. From the documents to the interview process, Alistair was there providing expert advice and guidance. If you want to apply to teach in Korea, but don't know how to begin, Alistair and Korean Horizons will make everything a breeze. He breaks down the overwhelming process into bite-sized chunks. I couldn't recommend their services more.

Yes, I recommend this program
Olorato
10/10

Alistair deserves an award!

Alistair has to be the most amazing person to have on your side throughout your whole recruitment process. He is very helpful and supportive and it just seems like he has the solution to everything - EVERYTHING!

If teaching in Korea is something you are interested in pursuing - Korean Horizons (read Alistair) is the best way to go if you want the assistance of someone who is always on the ball. I cannot recommend Alistair enough - he definitely deserves a reward for his commitment to making one's recruitment process as stress-less as possible even with all the hitches.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Vanya
10/10

Fantastic Support!

Applying to teach abroad can be a daunting and sometimes confusing process, but Alistair was able to make it fun and easy. From the moment you decide to apply through Korean Horizons Alistair is there to offer you endless support, before and after you’ve arrived, and throughout your entire time in Korea. No question is too silly, and you will never feel like you’re alone even after you’ve just uprooted yourself and moved thousands of miles away from your friends and family. Alistair really does go above and beyond for all his recruits. Compared to the other options out there Korean Horizons, in my opinion, offer the most friendly, helpful, thorough and genuine support… I couldn’t recommend Korean Horizons enough!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Paul
10/10

Makes it easy for you.

From day one, Alistair was super helpful in getting me started, through the interview process, the document bits and bobs you have to get, and the placement. Fast and detailed response time, readily answering any questions you may have. When I got to Korea, he chauffeured us around everywhere (no need for taxi!), treated us to drinks and even honoured us with his singing! The application process has quite a few hoops you have to go through but Alistair made it so much easier. Was a pleasure!

Yes, I recommend this program

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About Korean Horizons

Korean Horizons is an official accredited provider of teachers for EPIK (English Program in Korea), SMOE (Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education), IMOE (Incheon Metropolitan Office of Education), BMOE (Busan Metropolitan Office of Education) GEPIK...