Please tell us how you prepared your teaching job
What program did you come through and why you decided the program?
I applied to the EPIK program through Korvia. Korvia was the first avenue I came across to apply to EPIK. I decided to stick with Korvia and not apply directly to EPIK because of review which stated that Korvia was a lot of help with the process.
When did you apply and which month did you start to work?
I applied to start working in the August 2019 term but had to wait for the next semester and am currently working in March 2020.
What did you need to apply for the program/school?
About $500-600 dollars for EFL certification, apostilles, criminal record checks, photos, my visa, the shipment of documents to Korea, etc.
What’s the hardest part in your whole application process?
Figuring out how to get a criminal record check in my city. Most places only used digital finger scanning and we were given instructions on how to get a record check using stamped fingerprints. My local police department was initially telling me they only do digital fingerprints but later was able to do stamped prints for me. The whole process was confusing and difficult.
How did your interview go? Do you have any tips?
My interview was great! No problems, no tips,
Was it easy for you to get your work Visa?
It was very easy to get my work Visa. The turn around time was also very fast when using express mail. It was also very expensive.
Name 3 essential and useful things to pack before your departure.
I came in the winter term- Bring only 1 warm winter coat and a light jacket for when the weather begins to warm, 1 professional outfit for orientation, and a bath towel.