About Us – Korvia

/About Us – Korvia
About Us – Korvia 2017-12-08T12:56:11+00:00

The Best Service is our Responsibility, a Great Experience is our Guarantee

Korvia Consulting is a recruiting company based in Seoul, South Korea that places native English speakers into Korean public and private schools as native English teachers. The company works with the Korean government, offices of education, commercial education franchises, as well as national public school teaching programs such as EPIK, GEPIK, and GOE.

Korvia screens and interviews interested applicants from South Korea and helps recommend them to various teaching programs and educational institutions around Korea. Since its inception in 2006, Korvia has recruited thousands of teachers as well as become official partners with various public school teaching programs around Korea. The company only recruits English teachers from United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa in accordance with South Korean visa regulation laws.

Korvia’s company values are that by recruiting passionate and educated teachers for “Korea” can make the overall education and enrich the lives of the children that will eventually shape the country.

Korvia is the perfect choice for those who want to try and experience a new culture as well as prepare themselves to become the best educator they can be.

Our Location

Located in the dynamic city of Seoul

#2517 Hyundai Rexion
305 Gangnam-daero, Seocho-gu
Seoul, South Korea 06628

Phone: +82 2 553 6210
Web: www.korvia.com

Meet the Korvia Team

Henry Oh
Henry OhFounder & CEO
As the CEO and founder of Korvia Consulting, Henry works with officials in the Korean Ministry of Education as well as creates partnerships with other businesses to ensure that his company can always deliver the absolute best.
Ann Park
Ann ParkFounder & Director
As the Director and a Co-founder of Korvia, Ann communicates and creates relationships with schools all throughout Korea, to ensure that each school is right for its recruits.
Jessie Kim
Jessie KimDivision Manager
Jessie is a division manager at Korvia. Her expertise with the EPIK & GEPIK program allows her to keep the company as well as recruits constantly up-to-date with the latest policies and changes.
Jina Rhee
Jina RheeManager
Jina is a recruiter and manager at Korvia. She organizes client documents as well as conducts interviews with candidates.
Daisy Byeon
Daisy ByeonManager
She is Korvia EPIK team manager and recruiter at Korvia, Daisy coordinates EPIK operations as well Korvia’s media efforts.
Brian Yun
Brian YunAssistant Manager
Brian is an assistant Manager at Korvia Consulting. His diverse background allows him to bring a unique opinion and new insight on how to make the client’s experience with Korvia better.
Niki Lee
Niki LeeRecruiter
As a recruiter at Korvia, Niki helps plan and coordinate events and information for recruits and candidates both online and offline.
Thelma Jin
Thelma JinRecruiter
Thelma is a Recruiter and Organizer at Korvia. She coordinates social media efforts as well as conducts the online meeting for Korvia recruits and staff.
Jinny You
Jinny YouRecruiter
As a recruiter at Korvia, Jinny coordinates EPIK operations as well Korvia’s special projects. Her wide-range of experience working in the different industry allow her to understand broad groups of people and help Korvia understand its clients better.

Korvia.com Contributors

Nathalie Calderon
Nathalie CalderonLead Contributor
Nathalie is a travel vlogger and international educator who has lived in Korea for the past 3 years. She looks to inspire others to step out of their comfort bubble and explore the world around them.
Rachel Cassiline Pinnock
Rachel Cassiline PinnockLead Contributor
Rachel strongly believes that her passport, pen and notebook are her powerful life essentials. With these tools she’s able to infuse her passions of exploring, writing and connecting with people around the world to teach and more importantly to immerse herself in different lifestyles and cultures. If she’s not collecting stamps in her passport you’ll find her in a cafe laughing to herself whilst writing funny anecdotes of her travel experiences for her website. Rachel hails from the UK and proudly boats the title as #RachelTheExplorer
Kaily Danielle Long
Kaily Danielle LongEditor
Kaily has her master’s degree in English Education and is currently working with the Seoul Ministry of Education as a trainer for Korean public school English teachers. As an American who grew up in Egypt and now lives in South Korea, Kaily loves learning about other cultures and languages. When she’s not working or editing, you can usually find her at a café sipping coffee or at a library reading.
Atembe Giles
Atembe GilesEditor
Atembe teaches ESL via art and other creative activities in Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea. After years of professional writing and devouring any book or text she can get her hands on, she is now strengthening her editing muscles with the Korvia team. Despite her busy schedule of teaching, traveling, and managing her own website, she always finds time choreograph hip hop dances, catch up on her favorite TV comedies, snap an outfit-of-the-day, and cheer for her beloved Tar Heels. Follow her blog about her passions: fashion, art, travel, etc. on sothisisfate.com.
Arielle Pukanecz
Arielle PukaneczCity Ambassador
Arielle is an American teacher that has been teaching in Seoul for 5 years. She spends her weekends finding hidden gems around Korea. Looking for a cool café or fun place to explore? She knows where to find it!
Amy Benham
Amy BenhamPhotographer
Amy was born in the UK and grew up in New Zealand. She has travelled to more than 20 countries and has been in Korea for just over 2 years. She is driven by finding unique things in new places, especially focusing on street and underground culture. Amy uses her various experiences and creative abilities to photograph the (hopefully) lesser known things, events, and places so that other people can enjoy them too! Check out her insta and the online magazine about Korea she co-founded!!
Jordan Taylor
Jordan TaylorBlogger
Jordan hails from the United States and is currently an ESL teacher on Geoje Island. She loves to travel and experience new cultures from around the world. When she is not teaching or traveling, you can find Jordan in the gym. Having experience as a professional personal trainer, Jordan is passionate about health and fitness. She hopes to inspire others to find fun in fitness and other ways to stay active and healthy in South Korea.
Jasmine Turner
Jasmine TurnerVlogger
Jasmine Turner is an American living in Daegu, South Korea. While she is currently working as an English teacher, she also runs JasmineTTV; a Youtube vlog where she documents life after quitting her job & all the experiences that come along with it. She has embarked on a journey to follow her purpose and passions. She is determined to spread positivity, help others feel “un-stuck”, and discover business opportunities wherever she can. If you’ve been feeling stuck or unmotivated, check out her Youtube today for a quick pick-me-up & entertainment.
Sydney Tanko
Sydney TankoBlogger
Sydney is an ESL teacher living and working in Daegu. She originally comes from Florida, USA; a place widely known for its tourism industry. She aims to help potential ESL teachers see the ins and outs of tourism across all of South Korea.
Lauren Smith
Lauren SmithWriter
Lauren Smith was bitten by a travel bug long before she got a passport, thankfully it’s not deadly to much besides her wallet. This of course means most of her free time, when she’s not teaching in rural Gyeonggi-do, is spent traveling and exploring new places and writing about them. You can read about more of her adventures (and misadventures) on her blog.
 Laura Dewey
Laura DeweyWriter
Originally from the UK, Laura has been teaching English in Seoul for almost two years. In her free time she can usually be found in the boxing gym, or nosing around art exhibitions and theatres across the city.
Jane Castillo
Jane CastilloWriter
Jane is currently working at Uiryeong city in GyeongsangNamdo. She likes to have fun and always thinking about her next adventure.
Tonya Bost
Tonya BostVlogger
Tonya is a full time ESL instructor at a middle school in Gangnam and a part-time youtuber. Traveling, Korean skin care, and life as a tall woman living in South Korea are some of the content you can find on her channel. She also has a passion for food and trying new things where ever she travels. She believes that experience is the best way to learn and taking every opportunity to learn something new is a must in her everyday life.
Angela Bost
Angela BostVlogger
Angela is an English instructor from America. She is currently teaching English at an elementary school in Asan, South Korea. She has lived in Korea since June of 2013. Angela enjoys meeting new people and trying new things. She takes these opportunities and keeps record of them on her YouTube channel. Her YouTube channel, @BostLife, also consists of content ranging from beauty, food, travel, and so much more. She hopes to help people by providing entertaining and informative videos.

Korvia.com Contributors (~2016)

Yoyin Adenusi
Yoyin AdenusiEditor
Adeyoyin hails from the United States. Through her college coursework in Scientific and Technical Communication and English, coupled with prior internships, Adeyoyin has a firm understanding of the science and art that is Editing.
Rafi Feliciano
Rafi FelicianoEditor
Meet Rafi: she’s cool. Standing at about 4’11”, she is actually, literally short, sweet, and to the point. Her origin story begins in San Diego, California, but her teaching career in Korea has brought her to Bucheon, and now, Gimpo. Ice cream is her kryptonite, and she’s all about finding happiness and good vibes.
Lindsay McEwen
Lindsay McEwenEditor
An aspiring globetrotter from small town Canada navigating her way through big city life in Seoul. Loves good food, good books, and good conversation.
Naomi Blenkinsop
Naomi BlenkinsopWriter
Naomi is a kindergarten teacher in Seoul’s upscale Gangnam district. When she’s not chasing her students around the classroom, you can find her in the kitchen cooking her favorite recipes or people watching at a cute café. She is currently creating her own educational website for children.
Kayc Hilihetule
Kayc HilihetuleWriter
Kayc is a a Kiwi (New Zealander) that has been living in South Korea for the past 5 years. After eating amazing Korean food all the time, Kayc saw that sometimes we long for that taste of home. Kayc’s blog is dedicated to finding the taste of other countries, writing about it and making it accessible for foreigners to find and curb their cravings.
Michael Klish
Michael KlishWriter
Michael is from the great land down under, Sydney, Australia. Korea has been a part of his life for the past 11 years. He recently moved to Busan with his wife and children Tiara and Calix and is a high school teacher at one of the biggest technology schools in Busan.
Andrew Robinson
Andrew RobinsonWriter
As your City Ambassador to Jeju Island, Andrew will be giving you regular updates and insights into much of what is happening in and around South Korea’s largest island and southern most province.
Michael Smit
Michael SmitWriter
Michael Smit is an American ESL teacher working at a public school in Gyeonggi-do. He has written for education sites and is currently shopping his short stories. His goal as a writer is to climb back to the peak of his career when he was in the second grade and wrote a story about talking animals that did kung fu.
Simon McEnteggart
Simon McEnteggartWriter
Simon hails from the UK, and currently teaches ESL in Gyeonggi-do. He lectured in film and cultural theory back in the UK, but since moving to Korea he founded the Korean cinema blog Hanguk Yeonghwa and has written articles for Groove Korea magazine as well as the Korean Film Council. His ultimate dream however is to one day sit in a director’s chair and make something of merit.
Nathalie Calderon
Nathalie CalderonVlogger
Nathalie is passionate about working towards the betterment of children internationally. She looks to utilize her skills and knowledge of nonprofit management while teaching here in Korea.
Jasmin L.
Jasmin L.Vlogger
Jasmin is a 22 year old English teacher living in Osan. She has experienced both living as an exchange student and English teacher in Korea and loves to make fun videos about her experiences. She hopes you can all walk with her during her journey in Korea!
Heshina Pillay
Heshina PillayVlogger
Heshina is from South Africa. She has an honors degree in Drama and Performance as well as Media Studies. She has previously worked as an actress and model. Heshina currently lives in Seoul where she blogs and vlogs about all things arty farty, picturesque places to visit and fabulous food to try.
Ryan Ellis
Ryan EllisPhotographer
Ryan is currently teaching English in Dongtan, South Korea. He’s always been into art, and has specifically been into photography since high school. Before coming to Korea, he worked as a media coordinator and substitute teacher.
Edmund Rustia
Edmund RustiaPhotographer
Edmund Rustia has been teaching English in Korea since 2006. As a self trained photographer, he takes pleasure in capturing random moments of life in Korea. You may recognize him on the streets as that person with a camera constantly buried in his face.