Welcome to Gone2Korea, a leading teach abroad program for adventurous graduates who want to teach English in South Korea. Our services are 100% free to use and all placements include airfare, furnished accommodations, health insurance and amazing support for the duration of your contracted term.
Prior teaching experience or related university majors are not prerequisites for teaching English in Korea.
Seoul is an amazing place to live and work for a few years. Make sure to apply early because jobs in Seoul are competitive.
We are now accepting applications for the Winter 2022 hiring period (late-November departure/arrival date with a December 1st job start date). Apply to get started, or drop us a line if you have any questions.
ASAP jobs, primarily in Seoul and Gyeonggi, are still available. In order to qualify for an ASAP job, you’ll need to have your documents ready to submit right away (i.e. apostilled background check and apostilled degree). Teachers currently in Korea on active E2 visas and/or D10 visas also qualify.
Update: July 2022
Many Korean schools and programs are now back to hiring at pre-pandemic levels; good news for teachers and schools alike! The job market isn’t quite as robust as it was prior to pandemic, however, the demand for English teachers is still strong and continually increasing.
The upcoming hiring periods look promising!
Canadian English teachers must have their visa documents (background check and degree) authenticated by the federal or provincial government, before sending them to the consulate for the verification stamps. This is a relatively new Immigration requirement (implemented in 2021) which is applicable to all Canadians who are applying to teach in Korea.
IMPORTANT: There’s a lengthy processing timeline for this authentication. Make sure to get your documents submitted as early as possible. Learn more
Update: As of June 2022, Korea no longer requires English teachers to quarantine upon arrival! Alternatively, teachers must take a PCR test within their first 24hrs in the country.
In order to board a flight to Korea, regardless of the airline or point of departure, you’ll need to provide a negative results PCR test that was administered within 48hrs of your departure time, or a supervised RAT (rapid antigen test) that was administered within 24hrs or your departure time. Without one of these tests, the airlines won’t let you check in to Korea bound flights.
Apply today and start teaching in Korea within 6-8 weeks!
Our team of former teachers is committed to making your teach abroad job search what it should be, painless and enjoyable! Here are a few reasons to take advantage of our services, aside from our stellar reputation!
There are zero program fees for using our job placement services. Everything we offer you is 100% free. Learn more about startup costs.
Whether you require a TEFL or TESOL certification depends on your teaching credentials, or lack thereof, and the type of job you want to pursue. Check our TEFL page to learn more.
The vast majority of new jobs start on March 1st, June 1st, September 1st and December 1st. Learn more about school hiring dates.
All teaching contracts are for 12 months. You’ll have the option to extend the contract and renew your visa at the end of your contracted term.
You’ll need to secure a federal level check from your country of citizenship. Make sure to give our background checks page a look for instructions and pro tips.
An Apostille is a specific type of authentication, typically used to verify documents. All teachers must have their degree and background check authenticated with an Apostille.
No you don’t. Most people begin the application process before they’ve managed to acquire the necessary documentation. That said, we’ll need to know when you expect to have your documents available.
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Gone2Korea is your connection to full-time teaching jobs in South Korea. Western graduates, primarily from the US, Canada, UK, and Australia, use our services to secure jobs with trusted Korean schools, and schools use our services to find and hire enthusiastic teachers from the West.
Worth noting: We’re not a job ‘sourcing’ agency or recruiter that finds new schools on the fly. On the contrary, we work with a select group of schools and programs that we know and trust.
In addition to helping you land a job, we’ll also be helping you with your work visa, departure, arrival, and offering support for the entirety of your contracted term.
Prior teaching experience and related degrees are NOT prerequisites for teaching in Korea. Here’s what you’ll need in order to qualify.
Korean schools and programs offer western English teachers highly competitive benefits packages which includes: