You read through our website thoroughly.
Our website provides an excellent introduction to living and working in South Korea. It will help you decide whether moving to Korea is the right move for you. If you are unsure about the experience or would just like more specific information, send us an email at anytime. We’ll help you sort through your thoughts.
You apply online – http://www.adventureteaching.com/apply.
Applying doesn’t commit you to anything; it just gives us your name as an interested applicant. Be sure to have your resume and picture ready to submit when you apply.
Your application is reviewed by our admissions team.
We are looking for flexible, enthusiastic and responsible teachers who are committed to the adventure of living and working in another culture.
You have an interview with the AT Admissions Department.
Upon having your application accepted, you will be contacted by email to arrange a phone interview. The phone interview has a dual purpose, 1) We will ask questions to help us learn about your expectations, experiences and knowledge of teaching in Korea and 2) we want to be available to answer questions that you might have about living and teaching in South Korea.
You are assigned a Placement Coordinator.
Upon being accepted into Adventure Teaching, you will be assigned a placement coordinator who will be in touch with you about starting the process of collecting visa documents. Your placement coordinator will be your go-to person when you have questions about the process.
You collect all your visa documents.
If you are serious about teaching English in Korea, we would recommend starting this process when you apply by reading through the Visa Process Checklist. Gathering your documents can take between 2-16 weeks so you need to be extremely diligent and prompt about deadlines and communication.
Your placement coordinator will submit you for positions in South Korea.
Depending on your preferences, the status of your visa documents and what is available in South Korea, your profile will be submitted to different schools. We will not simply send you an enormous list of available jobs. We will send you one or two job offers that we think will be a good fit for you. Although we have several schools request teachers each month, we know that a long list of jobs without thorough descriptions will be more confusing than helpful if this is your first experience in Korea. We want you to have the ability to differentiate one job from the next.
You interview with potential schools.
Your placement coordinator will set up interviews for you when schools are interested in your profile. These interviews are usually done with Skype webcam. Often times you will only be given 1-2 days notice so be ready to be flexible. Because interviews in Korea don’t follow any set format, your interview may be 5 minutes or 55 minutes long. They might ask you several questions or they might try convince you to work at their school without asking questions. Remember you are representing AT in each interview so always be positive and present yourself as the flexible, outgoing person that you are.
You contact a current teacher at the school.
If you are interested in working at the school that you interviewed with, we can put you in touch with a current English teacher at the school so that you can ask questions about the location and teaching environment.
AT sends you a contract between the school and yourself.
Once the interview has been completed and there is mutual interest, we will send you a contract from the school. Because of the competitive nature of the positions in Korea, we always encourage you to make a decision within 1-2 days to ensure that you secure the position.
You sign and we prepare you for your departure.
Once you have signed the contract, your documents will be submitted to Korean Immigration by your school and AT will help you with your last minute arrangements including, flight, packing lists, arrival information, transition help and finalization of your visa.
You arrive and begin an experience you’ll never forget!