Teacher Reviews

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English Teacher Reviews

“Moving to a foreign country to teach can be a daunting task. The decision to come to Korea for me was spontaneous and after applying at Gone2Korea, I found myself in my job just a few months later. The Gone2Korea staff helped me through all of the paperwork and made sure that I was placed in a job that was right for me. Living and teaching in another country is one of the most amazing experiences I can imagine. Living in a place so far from home seems overwhelming, but once I got to Korea, it quickly began to feel like home. All of my staff have been really supportive and friendly. Everyone that I’ve met in Korea is really helpful and nice. The food is great and the scenery is really beautiful. All of the expats in my city form a type of family away from home. I would recommend this experience to anyone up for an adventure”!
Katherine Ryan
Gone2Korea Teacher
“Life in Korea is great. Everyday I spend hours teaching young students how to speak English, share, sing, laugh and grow. I came here to teach and I love it. Seriously, I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for the help and guidance of the Gone2Korea staff. They helepd me each step of the way. I couldn’t have done it alone. This has been the experience of a lifetime. I love Korea. I really love the culture here. I have made many friends from around the world. I have been able to experience the life and culture here too. I can’t believe I have already been in Korea for two months. It’s going by fast. It’s been amazing so far”!
Sarah Holman
Gone2Korea Teacher
“Korea is amazing. I’m having a great time here, and the part of the change that I was most worried about – teaching children – has turned out to be much better than I imagined it would be. Teaching itself is fun for the most part, and when the kids actually pay attention and I can see that they’re learning, it’s very rewarding. My co-workers (both foreigners and Koreans) are great. I bought a scooter, and it’s among the best purchases I’ve ever made. I like my neighborhood, and I love the food. I still love going into a new restaurant and pointing at something on the menu that I can now read (or rather, pronounce, but not understand), and ending up with something absurdly oversized, absurdly delicious, and absurdly cheap. I’m thrilled I signed up with Gone2Korea – your assistance resulted in my teaching in an awesome seaside city that I would never have found on my own. I love it here!”
Glenn Lewis
Gone2Korea Teacher
“When I decided I wanted to teach abroad, I was unsure of where to start. Gone2Korea had been recommended to me, and I’m happy I made the choice to work with them. Gone2Korea is both professional and supportive. I had a lot of questions, and they were all answered promptly, and I always felt that I was a priority. I felt comfortable working with my recruiter, and my transition to South Korea was very smooth. I have only been in South Korea for a short time, but I have loved the experience so far. The people are friendly, the food is good, and the kids I teach have been great”!
Colin McDonald
Gone2Korea Teacher
“Gone2Korea has been indispensable in my job search in and move to Korea. Knowing next to nothing about the process of teaching English in Korea, my contact guided me through the entire application, interview, and documentation process. I cannot accurately express how appreciative I am of Gone2Korea’s efforts to help me out of difficulties that arose in the complicated process of obtaining a work visa. My time in Korea has turned out even better than expected. In the search for a teaching job in Korea, you will find many stories of contracts broken or not fulfilled as stipulated. I have had no such problems with my placement in a private English academy, and I feel that I owe this all to Gone2Korea. All questions and concerns that I had about living in Korea, my job contract, and the international move were answered thoroughly and quickly by my contact. I would encourage anyone interested in teaching in Asia to work with this site, as I have had an amazing experience with them.”
Sarah Leffingwell
Gone2Korea Teacher
“I’ve been here a little over two months now and I am absolutely loving Korea! There is so much to do and see, and the people here are wonderful. My school and neighborhood are great, and I knew just what to expect when I came. Thank you so much Gone2Korea for making the transition so easy!”
Erin Yarnell
Gone2Korea Teacher
“The Gone2Korea crew are, to use grammatical paralance, superlative. With their help, I landed a job teaching English at a private school in beautiful Tongyeong. Anyone set on going to teach English overseas for the first time should go through a recruiter,and you can’t do better than Gone2Korea. They make the whole process smooth and painless,and answer questions immediately and helpfully. They are consumate professionals every step of the way. Go with these guys, they will take care of you.“
Brady Ehlrer
Gone2Korea Teacher
“Gone2Korea has made this a great beginning to an amazing journey. When I found them via the internet, just by looking at their professional website and the research they had to offer, I knew that I was going to be taken care of. Gone2Korea was a huge help right from the start. If it wasn’t for them giving me advice, I do not know where I would be right now. Thus far, it has been very rewarding to teach English abroad and I am so glad I have found people that I could trust and count on to get me an experience of a lifetime. Thank you so much Gone2Korea!”.
Dena Rupp
Gone2Korea Teacher
“Gone2Korea assisted me with numerous documentation details, as well as managing the initial and early communication between me and my employer. Since I’ve been in Seoul, I’ve noticed that people who work with an established and responsive recruiter usually experience a smoother transition. As a foreigner, you need someone in your corner who has a strong rapport with your employer and who will speak up for you. It ensures better living and working conditions. This is exactly what Gone2Korea did for me”.
Lauren Beckerle
Gone2Korea Teacher
“Gone2Korea made my move to Korea soo comfortable and easy!! They helped me with every step and always answered any questions very quickly!! I am having a wonderful time in Korea!! I have fallen in love with my students and getting to travel and meet new people in my spare time has been my dream come true!! Having my own classroom and being able to experience being a full time teacher is sure to help me with my job search when I return to Canada!"
Kyli Carpenter
Gone2Korea Teacher
“This first month has been a whirlwind, a lot to take in. I am really enjoying the school, the teachers and learning about Korea. Everyone has been very nice and it has been a pleasant transition so far. I just wanted to say thanks to Gone2Korea for all their help; the school director, staff and the Korean people in general are very helpful and friendly. I am enjoying myself here and I look forward to the rest of my time teaching and learning about the country”.
Cara Howe
Gone2Korea Teacher
“During the preparations for my journey the only thing I was feeling was anxious. That is until I got the first phone call from my Gone2Korea recruiter. All my questions were answered in the first five minutes and even the questions that I hadn’t even thought to ask yet (which were many, by the way). I am very happy that I chose Gone2Korea as my recruitment agency. Working with my students makes me happy every single day. I love my school, my supervisors are very kind and professional people who are there to support me every step of the way. I get paid on time and in full every month. I have never been so happy with my job in all my life… and that is the honest truth! Thank you, thank you, thank you”!
Elizabeth Emmons
Gone2Korea Teacher
“It’s has been a wonderful experience so far. Brighton is a good school, they look after you well, and pay on time. The foreign teachers have been excellent too. They were very open and welcoming at the beginning, and now, with roughly twelve of us, we tend to do everything together. I still can’t get over how great the Korean teachers are. They really will do everything to help. My neighbourhood? No complaints; in fact, when we all go out, it tends to be here, it’s clean, safe and all of my windows look out over a small park. Taxis everywhere, and the school is no more than 5 mins away."
Andrew Farrell
Gone2Korea Teacher
“I really appreciated the straight forward communication of Gone2Korea. Gone2Korea is a very professional recruiting agency, and they handled my recruitment very well. I couldn’t be happier with my school, and I owed so much credit to them for my amazing experience here in Korea. Thank you!!”
Levingston Johnson
Gone2Korea Teacher
“I couldn’t be happier with my decision to come to Korea and teach, and Gone2Korea made the whole process so easy. I work at a great school with amazing kids and co-workers, and the living situation is comfortable and convenient. Korea is an incredible country, and I am lucky to be living and working here. Thank you Gone2Korea for helping me every step of the way and taking the guesswork out of the process! I’m having a great time here, thanks so much.“
Erin Bird
Gone2Korea Teacher
“Korea is such an amazing country! If it wasn’t for Gone2Korea, I have no idea what my experience here would have turned out like. They made everything seem so easy and all of the paper work went by super fast. My location, school, co-workers and students are absolutely fantastic! I couldn’t be happier. The staff at Gone2Korea were an enormous amount of help and I thank them so much for answering the endless amount of questions I had. I can’t wait to see what this year has in store for me!“
Mona Zuther
Gone2Korea Teacher
“We both love Korea. Our school is amazing all the other teachers are so nice and helpful! The kids are ridiculously cute! Everything here has surpassed our expectations! Teaching is going well so far, we honestly have no complaints! We couldn’t ask for more, thank you for all your help.“
Heather Patriquin and Daniel Hunt
Gone2Korea Teachers
“Tonight, all the girls from work got together and we went to Jinhae to check out the cherry blossoms and had then had Korean BBQ. It was a great night. I am really enjoying Changwon. It has a different vibe in comparison to other Korean cities because it is so new, but it’s nice. My coworkers are amazing. We all get along so well and it’s great to work in such a supportive environment. Teaching can be exhausting, but it has its rewards and it feels good when my students master new concepts, vocabulary, and/or improve their reading. My work days are long, but I don’t mind the hard work. I feel I’m becoming a good teacher.”
Gema Alonso
Gone2Korea Teacher
“I love it here! I haven’t actually left Changwon yet but I think it’s a great city to live in. . . I love all the parks and tree-lined streets. I’ve already hiked up to the top of the mountain that is just a few blocks away from where I work, have joined the gym, and have taken one week of Korean classes at Changwon College. The school is nice. My coworkers, both Korean and native English speakers, are wonderful. Preparing for lessons is really easy. And the students are sweet and respectful. Most of my classes are a lot of fun to teach. I really do love it here. I feel right at home.“
Susan Remington
Gone2Korea Teacher
“It’s been a great experience coming to Korea to teach English and I can’t say enough for Gone2Korea for helping me find the right job. Not only that, but they let you know every step of the process so you won’t have any surprises pop up along the way. They make it easy, fast, and efficient for you to find a job teaching in Korea. I’m looking forward to the rest of my time here and who knows…maybe I’ll stay longer than I thought."
Tyler Sloane
Gone2Korea Teacher
“I want to thank everyone at Gone2Korea for all of your help. You’ve made what could have been a very daunting and overwhelming process simple and seamless. My experience in Korea has been amazing so far. My school is great and I truly appreciate all of the support I continue to receive from Gone2Korea. Thank you for everything you’ve helped me with so far and I look forward to keeping you updated on my Korean adventure”
Meghan Gracey
Gone2Korea Teacher
“Gone2Korea has helped make my stay in Korea comfortable and enjoyable. Not only did they make the transition easy and painless, they even provided a beautiful dinner for all of the Gone2Korea foreign teachers to enjoy. The director at my school is amazing! He takes us out for dinner, and gives us gifts to show us that we are appreciated. I would like to thank Gone2Korea for all of their help. tips and advicethat they provided, I would have never been able to adapt to the Korean lifestyle as easily as I have. Thanks once again Gone2Korea—Keep up the stellar work!”
Jenna Springall
Gone2Korea Teacher
“Things are going great here! The job is amazing, the kids are really great, and the people I work with are really nice. The area that I live in is also really nice, I feel at home here! Everything is really close by, my school is a 10 minute walk from home, the grocery store is in between home and work, and there are lots of good restaurants as well. I have a great flat too! I’ve met a lot of really nice people, there are lots of ex-pats in this area. The food is really good to, I’m quickly getting used to using chop sticks for nearly everything."
Sara Bowie
Gone2Korea Teacher
“Teaching in Korea has been an amazing experience so far and I could not have done it without the help of Gone2Korea. They were always very friendly and I felt like they gave me personal attention. I have already recommended them to my friends. Gone2Korea made the process very easy and did all of the difficult work for me. I also appreciate all of the helpful tips and information that they sent me before I left. They were very honest about what I should expect before coming to Korea. My students and my employers are great! Thank you so much!"
Jennifer Alexander
Gone2Korea Teacher
“I am really glad that I applied for a job through Gone2Korea. Gone2Korea was very helpful throughout the whole process and I am very grateful that they continued to support me after I got the job. They were very honest about everything and the advice they gave me was quite useful. I teach elementary students and absolutely love my job. Korea is a great place and I thank Gone2Korea for all their help.“
Maryam Tavakoli
Gone2Korea Teacher
“Gone2Korea worked hard to get us a great school and location. Gone2Korea was incredible in making the process go smoothly and in answering every question I had. They have constantly kept in touch to make sure the experience is going well. I would highly recommend them to anyone who is thinking about teaching here. Keep up the good work guys."
Phil DeCaro
Gone2Korea Teacher
“The job, location and things here are great. I am loving it here! The school is amazing. Every single person at the school is really nice and everyone is quite helpful as well. It’s a great job and a great school, I feel very lucky. Thanks again for everything you did setting me up with this job. I really do appreciate everything you did for me along the whole process. Thanks again”.Thank you so much!"
Jeff Schofield
Gone2Korea Teacher
“I just wanted to thank you for everything in helping me get settled here. Things are going well, I’m already on vacation and have met some really awesome people!”
Melissa Perry
Gone2Korea Teacher
“Without Gone2Korea I am not sure my transition would have been so easy! I researched many similar organizations and you guys were truly the best. You made moving here really exciting. Thanks to you all. I would recommend anyone and everyone to use Gone2Korea.”
Carla Shmitz
Gone2Korea Teacher
"A great recruitment program with caring coordinators. The made the process teaching in Korea incredibly easy and I'm happy with the decision. I will surely use them again if I return in the future."
Jenna Park
Gone2Korea Teacher
“The staff at Gone2Korea made my search for employment in Korea incredibly easy. It can be overwhelming at first, searching through the copious amount of websites, recruitment agencies, and job advertisements online. Once I talked with their staff, I didn’t have to worry anymore; they found me a job that I am very happy with in the location I requested and helped me with any pre-departure questions and concerns I had. Thank you!”
Sarah Cole
Gone2Korea Teacher
“Gone2Korea did an amazing job of finding me a teaching position in Korea. The Gone2Korea staff listened to what I wanted in a placement and found me the best match possible. Gone2Korea helped to prepare me for life in Korea by giving me a lot of information and answering any questions that I had before I left. Because of them I felt ready to live in Korea and have really enjoyed my experience so far. I am teaching at a great school and having a good time. I would recommend Gone2Korea to anyone thinking of teaching in Korea!”
Ashley Peat
Gone2Korea Teacher
“I just wanted to send you a quick email saying thanks for everything you did to set me up with the job here at Topia. I’ve been here just over a month and having the time of my life. Topia is a really good school, the kids are awesome and Seoul is unreal. So once again thanks.”
Rodney Gabay
Gone2Korea Teacher
“Thank you so much for everything! You set me up with a great school in a great location and I couldn’t be happier! You’ve made my transition to Korea so stress free – I would definitely recommend Gone2Korea to anyone!”
Aisling Nolan
Gone2Korea Teacher
“I checked quite a few different recruiting agencies before deciding on Gone2Korea and it’s a decision I am very happy to have made. Quick, efficient, and reliable: everything that I could ask for from an organization like this. From hunting down a job that fit me well, to securing an interview and then a contract, and then guiding me through the visa processing, Gone2Korea was always there to answer a question or offer solid advice. Starting a life in a new country is never an easy task, but Gone2Korea made everything run as smoothly as possible. After being in the classroom for a few weeks, I’m so excited to have made the decision to begin teaching English and Gone2Korea made it all happen."
Jason Chatham
Gone2Korea Teacher
“Teaching is a really great job because the days seem to go by quickly and there is never a dull moment. I’m happy with the school and Mr. Ahn and the staff are very nice and go out of their way to help me with anything.”
Alison Sloan
Gone2Korea Teacher
“My experience dealing with Gone2Korea has definitely been a positive one. They were very knowledgeable and helpful throughout the entire process. They worked hard to get me exactly the type of teaching position I wanted at a good, reputable school. Thank you Gone2Korea!”
Kristin Bernarski
Gone2Korea Teacher
“Gone2Korea did a fantastic job placing my wife and I in Korea at a reputable institution. As a married couple we were met with unique challenges. First, we didn’t want to work far from each other. Second, we needed to live in the same apartment, and we needed to live alone. Gone2Korea secured us a contract that provided both of these things. Once we got here, everything was as promised. We would recommend Gone2Korea, no question, for anyone wanting to teach here.”
The Pevey's
Gone2Korea Teachers
“I had read horror stories about agencies but Gone2Korea was fantastic. They smoothed over all the bumps I had and when my first contract fell through, they worked hard to get me another contract right away."
Alison Sloan
Gone2Korea Teacher
“I am a first-time English teacher abroad, and my experience with Gone2Korea was excellent. After doing quite a bit of research on Korea and its schools, I completed Gone2Korea’s online application, was contacted by a recruiter within 2 days, and was scheduled for a school interview very quickly. I accepted an offer after another day or two, and now here I am in Korea! In total, the entire process took less than two weeks. Gone2Korea was also extremely helpful in the visa application process. They led me through each step, and my departure went off without a hitch. I am very grateful, and would recommend Gone2Korea to anyone interested in teaching abroad.”
Matthew Gay
Gone2Korea Teacher
“Gone2Korea made the placement process super easy, and found me a great school that I already love working at after only 3 weeks!! I found them to be really knowledgeable and they were a huge help with answering my questions honestly and informatively. My transition here has been really smooth and I would definitely recommend Gone2Korea to anyone looking to teach here!”
Lindsay Mann
Gone2Korea Teacher
“Gone2Korea was very thorough and helpful in preparing me and letting me know exactly what to expect in the weeks before I came. I love living in Seoul and am really happy with my school, co-workers and apartment. I’ve made great friends and have also had the opportunity to travel to other parts of Asia during my vacations. Coming to Korea can be very daunting but Gone2Korea made the process very easy. I’ve really enjoyed my time here and would highly recommend Gone2Korea to anyone considering teaching in Korea”.
Kelley Morgan
Gone2Korea Teacher
“Gone2Korea was extremely helpful in both getting me a great job in Korea and preparing me for my position. They worked to get me a position in the city I wanted, at a great salary. The country and the people are wonderful, and very helpful. The food is great – full of spice and interesting flavors. The children are eager to learn, and enjoy hearing about life outside of Korea. They are extremely smart, and are learning English at a quick pace. I have greatly enjoyed my experience, and look forward to the remaining time on my contract. I am already considering staying for an additional year."
Christopher Wing
Gone2Korea Teacher
“Gone2Korea made the placement process so easy, and found us a good job in the area we wanted. They went the extra mile to get us a good contract, and even helped us out with a housing issue after we had been here for a week. A lot of recruiters are known to disappear after they find you a position, Gone2Korea was definitely not like that. We’re always recommending Gone2Korea for people looking to work here in Korea.”
Josh & Christine
Gone2Korea Teachers
“Since I have arrived in Korea everything has gone extremely smoothly. My school is a really fun and exciting place to teach at, and I am definitely very happy with my situation. I love it here, and would like to thank the team at Gone2Korea for hooking everything up quickly and without any problems."
Craig Johnston
Gone2Korea Teacher
“I really enjoy my school and the teachers and director are all very nice. I’m happy that the director is pleased to have me and I am pleased to be here. Overall the experience has been positive.”
Cesille Duncan
Gone2Korea Teacher
“Thank you so much for all of your help. Not only did Gone2Korea ensure all my concerns were addressed prior to leaving, they also checked in throughout my stay to make sure everything was going as planned. My experience in Korea will be hard to forget – it has been amazing!”
Kelly Muir
Gone2Korea Teacher
“Thanks for the perfect match. Ideal location, excellent director, and awesome kids. Samcheok was exactly what I was looking for in my Korean experience and I have James and the Gone2Korea team to thank, cheers.”
Danielle Saramaga
Gone2Korea Teacher
“I just wanted to let you know that everything is working out great for Chris and I here in Seoul. We LOVE our apartment and we’ve finally got it all furnished so it looks less empty. The teaching is going very well also. All our coworkers are very nice and so is our boss. I love my kindergarten classes. They’re like little sponges….it’s amazing to see how far they’ve progressed”.
Kelly Thompson
Gone2Korea Teacher
”I knew that I wanted to see other parts of the world, and teaching seemed the best way to totally immerse my self in another country while earning some money. I can honestly say that this has been the best experience of my life so far, and its only been 3 months. Gone2Korea helped me find the perfect school in the perfect area, I cant thank them enough. It was such a smooth transition. My apartment is lovely and I have met some very interesting people. Korea is such an interesting country, there is so much to do and see. But it is the children who have been so entertaining, teaching children you can never get bored!”
Karlene Melhado
Gone2Korea Teacher
“I really want to thank Gone2Korea for all their help. The process was really quick and easy as Gone2Korea takes all the guess work out of the visa process. Everything with my school, apartment, city, etc. is what I was told it would be. I’m very happy here and everybody has been extremely helpful. I searched many websites before coming to Korea and I’ve found that Gone2Korea was the most inclusive in terms of what to expect. I really enjoy teaching here and would definitely do it over again!“
Mike Rhodes
Gone2Korea Teacher

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