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English Program in Korea (EPIK)


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Who Can Apply: Citizen of one of the following countries: Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States or South Africa– Must hold a minimum of a bachelor's degree - Excellent command of English - Must have studied from at least the junior high level (7th Grade) and graduated from a university in one of the seven designated countries listed above - Be under 62

IMPORTANT: Any male with Korean citizenship who has not fulfilled his military duty or received an official waiver must choose the six month contract term.

Description: EPIK was established in 1995 and is affiliated with the Korean Ministry of Education. Since its inception, EPIK has had the goals of improving the English-speaking abilities of Korean students and teachers, developing cultural exchange between Korea and abroad, and of introducing new teaching methods into the Korean education system.

To help accomplish these goals, EPIK invites responsible, enthusiastic native English speakers with a motivation to share their knowledge and language with Korean students and teachers to Korean public schools throughout the country.

Award Amount: Teachers receive an allowance of 1,300,000 KRW/month (approx. $1,075/month), free housing arranged by the program, health insurance coverage, a settlement allowance of 300,000 KRW (approx. $248), serverance pay, opportunities to participate in cultural programs, opportunities to learn Korean, and an orientation.

National Deadline: Varies from term to term. For the spring term, you should visit their website and apply beginning in August. For those interested in the fall term, applications should be sent starting in February. Be sure to check the “Important News” bulletin on their homepage before applying to know for which term they are accepting applications.

National Scholarships Office
2403 Marie Mount Hall, University of Maryland
College Park, MD
email: | phone: 301.314.1289 | fax: 301.314.0085