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ABOUT US WHY KOREA? THE PROCESS FAQ's PHOTOS TESTIMONIALS
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BEFORE YOU ARRIVE
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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Generally speaking you will get around 25 days holiday per year consisting of 10 days personal holiday and 14 days national holiday. Private schools operate while the public schools are on school vacation so they don’t offer the kind of holidays you’d expect being a teacher in your home country.







Personal Holidays

National Holidays

Holidays

In addition to your personal holidays there are at least 15 national holidays per year.

The Calendar

Early Korea used a lunar calendar, as did most agrarian societies. As the rest of the world encroached on Korea, it eventually went to the solar calendar. Yet much of the country still uses the lunar calendar to keep track of births and deaths and some traditional holidays. Many people celebrate their birthdays according to both calendars, and the first days of each calendar are national holidays.

Solar


Lunar

Most private schools will give you 10 days of vacation, 5 days to be taken in the summer and 5 days in the winter. You may find that some or all of your vacation days must be taken during the school vacation. Generally your school will be closed for 3-4 days in the summer and 3-4 days in the winter. If you have any remaining holidays you can group them together to so you can visit neighbouring countries.