What are the accommodations like?
-> In most cases, the instructor will be living in a private room or shared apartment, all teachers are assured of their own private bedroom. The director will provide basic furniture. You may have to share the kitchen and bathroom in the apartment; most likely it will be another English teacher from the U.S. Canada or may be Korean teacher.
What if I do not like my housing conditions?
-> You can make a request to your employer, who will try his or her best to accommodate you. Don't forget however that in some places in Korea space is at a premium and rent can be high, especially in Seoul.
Can I be placed with my friend or spouse?
-> Yes, it is possible to be placed with or near a friend or spouse, but it may limit your choices of placement. It requires finding a school that needs two teachers at the same time, but couples can get placed together. It just sometimes takes longer.
Will my housing be far from my institute?
-> Most housing is located within walking distance of the institute, or if not, a short bus or subway ride away. Most institutes already have established teacher housing very near the institutes.
Will I be near other foreigners or English teachers?
-> There are over 6700 English language institutes throughout Korea with English teacher.
Are my flights to and from Korea at my expense?
-> A round trip ticket is often provided for you by the school, Sometimes they ask that you pay for it in advance and then get reimbursed upon arrival. Flight benefits will be stated in your contract.