Much of GEPIK was absorbed by EPIK back in 2016 (mostly). Today, most public schools in Gyeonggi Province secure their western teachers from the EPIK office. There are still a small handful of Gyeonggi public schools that hire independently (primarily schools in the rural areas of Gyeonggi-do) but most ‘GEPIK Jobs’ now go through EPIK. In summary, if you want to work in an urban setting within Gyeonggi, such as Suwon, Bundang, Bucheon, Yongin, etc., then you’ll need to consider applying directly to EPIK and checking ‘Gyeonggi’ as your preferred location on the application form. FYI: When applying through EPIK, there is no option to choose specific cities within Gyeonggi, you can only request the province itself.
Psst! Gone2Korea is not affiliated with, nor do we represent any Gyeonggi-do public schools. We just created this page because lots of people have GEPIK enquiries. As such, the information above and below is for general reference purposes only.
GEPIK was a division/branch/office/program (you get the idea) of the Gyeonggi Office of Education. The program was tasked with issuing contracts to various recruiting agencies for the purpose of English teacher recruitment and to screen candidates for all of the public schools within Gyeonggi-do.
Gyeonggi public schools hire new teachers at the beginning of each semester. The first semester begins on March 1st; however, western teachers are expected to arrive in mid February in order to accommodate the GEPIK training and orientation period. The second semester begins on September 1st and new teachers are expected to arrive in mid to late August for training and orientation.
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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.
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