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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.
Fall 2021 applications are open April to Mid-May!
See Application Procedure on the following link.
You should see “2. Application Through an Official MOU/MOA Organization.

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
* NIIED has another program for undergraduate students named TaLK. The MOU included a special partnership for TaLK as well, but unfortunately, UMBC students cannot participate for the Fall 2021 due to the impact of COVID.