Can I speak with someone who has completed his/her contract or is teaching in Korea currently?
-> Yes. As soon as you are offered a position, you can speak directly with a teacher currently teaching in South Korea or someone who has completed the contract.
If I do not want to work, Can I break the contract?
-> Yes you can but it will be hard to find another contract after breaking one. You’ll also have to pay your own way back home. Remember, if you break a contract, your visa is canceled and you will have two weeks to leave Korea. If you overstay your visa you will have to pay a heavy fine.
Can I renew the contract?
-> This can be worked out with the institute directly. If you wish to be placed at a different institute, Contact us at parkenglish.com. Just contact us before your contract expires.
Is it hard to adjust to living in Korea?
-> This depends entirely on you. If you are flexible and adaptable, it’s easy. Also, having a sense of humor and patience makes it easier to adjust. Before leaving for Korea you should learn about Korean culture. The Korean culture is very different from US/Canadian culture. The general attitudes towards foreigners are of curiosity and intrigue. Language institutes are open to students of all ages, from elementary school students to working professionals. Teachers are expected to teach all age groups as necessary. Koreans are quite warm and welcoming towards Americans. Although the younger generation has had more exposure to Western cultures, Korea as a society is quite conservative and traditional.