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Guides for different benefits offered by English teaching programs and positions in South Korea.

Settlement Allowance | Korvia Guide

A Settlement Allowance is a stipend given initially to those that freshly arrive in Korea. Settlement Allowance Amount and Use Settlement Allowances for EPIK and GEPIK and other Offices of Education are generally of about 300,000 won and are given to new teachers to help them with the costs of settling into [...]

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Renewal Allowance | Korvia Guide

A Renewal Allowance is a bonus given to those who choose to renew their contract with their current school. The renewal allowance is given in the amount of 2,000,000 won. Both the EPIK, GEPIK, SMOE and other Offices of Education provide renewal allowances. Bonus Paid Vacation Days Those that receive the Renewal [...]

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Provided Housing | Korvia Guide

Free Single Furnished Provided Housing is generally given for those that teach with the Public School English Programs in Korea. The apartment provided by your school is clean, modern, and just for you unless you are hired as a couple position and requested shared accommodation. Your apartment should be located within a 5~10 minutes walking distance [...]

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Paid Vacation | Korvia Guide

Paid Vacation is the allotted time that is given to teachers to be away from school during times when classes are not in session. Paid vacation is a benefit provided by public school programs such as EPIK, GEPIK, and SMOE. Allotments EPIK EPIK allows up to 18 days of Paid Vacation to [...]

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Medical Insurance Coverage | Korvia Guide

Teachers teaching with public school programs such as EPIK, GEPIK, and SMOE will receive medical coverage. Medical Insurance Coverage is contributed to a teacher by their school. Schools and employers in accordance with Korean law will pay 50% of the cost of medical insurance coverage for an employee. The other 50% is deducted from the [...]

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Entrance Allowance | Korvia Guide

An Entrance Allowance is a stipend or reimbursement paid by a school that is meant to reimburse teachers for the flight ticket from their home country to Korea. Entrance Allowances are generally never paid prior to entry to Korea. Program Allowances EPIK The EPIK program gives a one-time full amount stipend of [...]

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