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How to Get an FBI Background Check in One Week

May 1st, 2017|89 Comments

UPDATED: 01/05/17 Obtaining an FBI background check is one of the most headache-inducing parts of applying to teach English in Korea. And with the excruciatingly-slow 3-4 month FBI processing time, it’s easy to see why. But [...]

How to get a cell phone plan like the local Koreans

March 25th, 2017|0 Comments

Getting a new cell phone in Korea is one of the most stressful parts of settling in South Korea. Especially if you are an expat just arrived at the airport you might take lots [...]

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How to Apply for Your ARC in Korea

March 24th, 2017|1 Comment

The following guide is for individuals that are trying to apply for their ARC in Korea. This process should be done as soon as possible once you have arrived in Korea. What is an ARC [...]

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How to Get an FBI Background Check in One Week

May 1st, 2017|89 Comments

UPDATED: 01/05/17 Obtaining an FBI background check is one of the most headache-inducing parts of applying to teach English in [...]

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How to Apostille an FBI Background Check in One Week

February 1st, 2017|1 Comment

How to Apostille an FBI Background Check in One Week UPDATED: 30/01/17 Obtaining Apostille an FBI Background Check can be a [...]

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Residency Certificate | Korvia Guide

August 13th, 2016|4 Comments

A Residency Certificate or Residence Certificate is a document that proves a person is a primary resident of a certain [...]

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Settlement Allowance | Korvia Guide

March 17th, 2015|0 Comments

A Settlement Allowance is a stipend given initially to those that freshly arrive in Korea. Settlement Allowance [...]

  • EPIK GEPIK SMOE Renewal Allowance

Renewal Allowance | Korvia Guide

March 17th, 2015|0 Comments

A Renewal Allowance is a bonus given to those who choose to renew their contract with their current school. The [...]

  • EPIK GEPIK SMOE Provided Housing

Provided Housing | Korvia Guide

March 17th, 2015|0 Comments

Free Single Furnished Provided Housing is generally given for those that teach with the Public School English Programs in Korea. The [...]

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How to Apply for Your ARC in Korea

March 24th, 2017|1 Comment

The following guide is for individuals that are trying to apply for their ARC in Korea. This process should be done as soon as possible [...]

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Korean Sample Lesson Plan Tips | Korvia Guide

March 24th, 2016|3 Comments

Help! I’ve never taught ESL before and I have no idea how I should prepare! Can you give me some recommendations? Often when [...]

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Instructions for Teachers Completing their Contract in Korea | Korvia Guide

December 7th, 2015|0 Comments

The end of the year is approaching which means that your current contract completion date may be coming up soon. This means It is time [...]

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Visa Instructions for Renewing Teachers in Korea | Korvia Guide

December 1st, 2015|0 Comments

This guide is for teachers that are currently in the process of finishing a teaching contract in Korea and have already gotten permission to [...]