26 Reasons to Teach in South Korea

South Korea is a fascinating country and teaching there can be one of the best decisions you ever make. Here are 26 reasons why –

1 – Live Abroad

Living abroad has limitless benefits on both yourself and your CV.


2 – Teaching Experience

Whether you want to become a teacher in the future or whether you’re deciding if teaching would be right for you. What a brilliant way to get some experience.


3 – Save Money

In comparison to the cost of living, the salary in Korea is quite high. It’s isn’t difficult to live well and send home around $1000 a month.


4 – Learn a language

Who doesn’t want to learn a new language? Spoken Korean might take some time and effort to master but the alphabet system; Hangul is very easy!


5 – Make friends for life

This is cheesy but true. Whether you live, work or party with your friends, you’ll create a unique bond that’ll last for life.


6 – Technology

Technology in Korea is super advanced. The WiFi is one of the fastest in the world.


7 – Dating

Don’t come to teach English in Korea for this reason alone, but the different dating cultures can be quite fun to experience.


8 – Transportation

Korea’s transportation system is nothing short of brilliant. It’s effective and very cheap.


9 – Develop your teaching skills

Whether you teach in a public or private school, it’s sure to open your mind to different teaching methods and help you to develop your skills.


10 – Islands

Korea isn’t Thailand, but it does have numerous stunning islands – Jeju, Geoje and Namhae to name a few.


11 – Mountains

Some of my favorite things about Korea are the mountains. They are plentiful and dramatic. Seoraksan, Bukhansan and Taebaeksan are among some of the best.

korean mountains

12 – Beaches

It may surprise you, but South Korea isn’t short of beautiful sands.


13 – Food

I could write a post alone on this, but one of the best things about living in Korea is having numerous delicious food easily at your fingertips.


14 – K Pop

I’m not going to pretend to know what I’m talking about here, but I heard it’s huge!


15 – Jimjilbang

Don’t be shy, get naked in a Jimjilbang and give it a try!


16 – Noraebang

I’ve never been much of a singer, but these private Karaoke rooms can be barrels of fun.


17 – Seoul

Seoul has a lot to offer. It has various areas that suit all types of people, which are all connected by an effective subway system.

City of Seoul Korea

18 – Palaces

Korea may not be the first country that comes to mind when you think of palaces, but they have some good’uns!


19 – Culture

Experiencing a new culture should always make your list when deciding to live abroad.


20 – Paid accommodation

All teaching jobs in Korea provide free accommodation


21 – Paid flights

Most teaching jobs in Korea pay for at least a flight to the country. Many pay for a round trip.


22 -Travel Around South Korea

On your weekend or during vacation, travel around South Korea, there are many things to see and do!


23 – Travel Outside of Korea

Geographically, South Korea is positioned in a great location. Take advantage of this and travel to nearby countries in your spare time. China and Japan are both only one hour away!


24 – North Korea

Many people view this as a reason not to go, but on the contrary, go visit the DMZ and learn about the sad but fascinating North and South divide.


25 – Safety

South Korea is one of the safest countries in the world.


26 – Nightlife

Drinking culture is massive in Korea. After a hard weeks work, grab some soju, unwind with your friends and hit some of the numerous party spots. In Seoul; Gangnam, Hongdae and Itaewon are 3 great locations.


I hope you enjoyed my list.  If there anything you think I’ve missed?  Please comment let me know below!

– Liam


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