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Trusted by hundreds of western graduates and Korean schools every hiring session

since 2006

Welcome to Gone2Korea, a leading teach abroad program for adventurous graduates who are interested in teaching English in Korea. Our services are 100% free to applicants & placements include airfare, furnished accommodations & amazing support from start to finish.

First time English teacher in Korea

First Time Teachers

Prior teaching experience or related university majors are not prerequisites for teaching overseas in Korea.

Teaching English to Elementary Students in Seoul

Teach English in Seoul

Seoul is an amazing place to live and work for a few years. Make sure to apply early because jobs in Seoul are competitive.

Preparing documents for teaching in South Korea

Required Documents

You’ll need to acquire a number of documents and apostilles in order to apply for a work visa. See what’s needed.

Teach in Korea Notices

Good news, schools are beginning to accept new candidates for their upcoming fall session jobs. Arrive in mid August and start working on September 1st.

The Korean government recently announced that the visa restrictions on British passport holders will be lifted on Monday April 19th. This means Brits will be allowed to apply for English teaching work visas again starting April 20th! 

There are still some good job opportunities available for the June intake (arrive mid May start working June 1st). In order to have your visa issued in time, you’ll need to have your documents ready to submit ASAP (i.e. background check, degree and the respective authentications).

As of April 19th 2021, Canadians must have their visa documents authenticated by the JLAC before sending them to the consulate for the verification stamps. This is a new Immigration requirement which is applicable to all Canadians who are applying to teach in Korea. Learn more

There’s good and bad news about the English teaching job market in Korea. The good news, schools are continuing to hire new teachers so there are still lots of good opportunities available. The bad news, schools aren’t hiring as aggressively or as many new teachers as they typically do which is making things a little more competitive for applicants.

All teachers are required to complete 2 weeks of quarantine upon arrival.

Who pays for the quarantine expenses?

  • Most of the private sector schools we work with cover 70-100% of the quarantine housing costs.
  • Public school teachers are required to cover all quarantine related expenses.

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 covid test. More importantly, the test must have been administered within 72 hours of your boarding time/date. Without the test, the airlines won’t let you check in.

We’re Hiring!

Apply today and start teaching in Korea within 6-8 weeks!

Why Gone2Korea

For Your Teach Abroad Adventure

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!

Dedicated Support

Personal one-on-one support with an expert teacher coordinator

Job Placement

Job placement with trusted schools and programs throughout South Korea

Visa Assistance

We make the visa application process with immigration totally painless

Valuable Resources

Best in class manuals and easy to follow instructions every step of the way

TEFL Certication

We pass our TEFL commission over to you for additional discounts

Airfare & Arrival

Pre-departure preparation, airfare assistance and arrival transport

Teach. Travel. Discover.

Teaching English abroad is so much more than a job opportunity. It’s an eye opening, character building, skill developing, remember forever experience!

Common Questions

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 documents. That said, we will need to know when you expect to have your documents available.

Looking for something else? Head over to our monster size FAQ for everything about ‘teaching english in Korea’.

First off, thanks for checking us out, we’re glad you’re here!

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 offer some of the best benefits in the world!