English Program in Korea (EPIK) – Career opportunity in Korea

UMBC has signed an MOU with the National Institute for International Education (NIIED), a South Korean government institution, for EPIK (English Program in Korea).
English Program in Korea (EPIK) is a wonderful chance to explore your teaching career in a global context after receiving a Bachelor’s degree, and the Korea area in MLLI will help you go through the application process successfully.
See Application Procedure on the following link.
You should see “2. Application Through an Official MOU/MOA Organization.
https://www.epik.go.kr:8080/contents.do?contentsNo=57&menuNo=288

See Apply Now for more information on online application, initial preparation guide, required documents, etc.
https://www.epik.go.kr:8080/contents.do?contentsNo=56&menuNo=286

Another link to the required documents for application here.

Some General Information on EPIK:
Period

One year, February through January or August through July

Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution
  • Major in education or at least one year of teaching experience or TEFL/TOEFL certification of at least 100 hours
  • Be a citizen from Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States
Application deadline
  • Spring intake: October or November
  • Fall intake: April or May
Benefits
  • One-year contract
  • Monthly stipend
  • One-time settlement allowance of 300,000 won
  • Accommodation (housing) provided
  • Severance pay (approximately one month’s salary)
  • Entrance allowance for flight (1.3 million won at the end of first contract month)
  • Contract completion bonus (=Exit allowance, 1.3 million won upon completing the final contract)
  • Renewal bonus (2 million won – 1.3 million won at the start of the renewed contract and 0.7 million won at the end of the renewed contract)
  • Compulsory medical insurance (50% of premiums paid by employer)
  • EPIK orientation, a great transition and networking opportunity