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LIFE IN KOREA

Korea ranks second on the global education index

Notorious for the amount spent on higher education, Korea reaps the rewards ranking second out of 50 countries by Pearson Education on a new global education index called the Learning Curve.

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Appearance is an important factor in every country but especially so in Korea. It is common for employers to hire their staff based largely on looks and as a result, plastic surgery is rife amongst college students looking for employment after graduation. When you arrive you’ll forever see women, and sometimes men checking themselves out using a handheld mirror or the camera on their phone. The majority of women do not leave the house unless they are made up and Koreans will not hesitate to tell you are having a bad hair day.


As a teacher it will come as no surprise to know that you are expected to appear smart and professional at all times in order to uphold the image of your school. Although you won’t be asked to wear business attire, some schools will require that you wear business casual while others will allow you to wear what you want providing you follow a few ground rules:



Your dress code will probably be contained in your contract so make sure you are aware of what you will be expected to wear before you arrive so you can pack accordingly. If the contract doesn’t mention about dress code you can ask the current teachers or you can ask us and we can find out for you.


During your first couple of weeks, regardless of what your dress code states, dress smartly to work in order to make a good first impression. Guys should wear pants or smart dark jeans and a shirt with clean shoes or smart trainers. Women should wear a dress, trousers/skirt and blouse; hair should be neatly tied back


In the summer it will get really hot and humid and you will find it uncomfortable wearing long sleeve shirts and long pants. Some schools will allow you to wear shorts and a t-shirt but make sure you discuss this with your director before arriving.


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