Experience Korea with the TaLK (Teach and Learn in Korea) Program

-Round trip airfare and free housing (furnished) included with a monthly stipend
-Teach English in rural areas in S. Korea in after school programs
-6-month to 12-month contract with one month of orientation upon arrival
-February or August departure
-Cultural fieldtrips included
-Medical insurance coverage and vacation leave included
Before applying online contact eai@utsa.edu or 210.458.4943 for a free application consultation and on campus interview
Application deadline for February departure: October 1 (application due at the EAI office)
Application deadline for August departure: April; 1 (application due at the EAI office)
See http://www.epik.go.kr/ for more info and to apply online

Submit the following forms for consideration: Print check list and sample forms

1. Submit Form A online and attach a photo of your head shot
2. Submit Form B online and attach a personal essay
3. Design a lesson plan (use TaLK template)
4. Two letters of recommendation (with the TaLK evaluation template)
5. Criminal background check (CBC) and getting it apostilled:
For those that attended HS in Texas: do CBC in Austin (Read directions: Step I: finger printing and CBC at the Dept. of Public Safety; Step II: Apostilled at the Secretary of State)
For those that did not attend HS in Texas, do a nationwide CBC: Step I Step II Step III
6. A copy of the passport photo page
7. An official academic transcript (must have accumulated 48 credit hours to participate)
Must be a citizen from the US, UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, or South Africa

Useful links:

Learn Korean: "Talk to me in Korean" homepage
Korea at a glance: korea.net homepage
Korean Culture and Art: Koreana
Current events in Korea: Korea Focus
Korea Foundation

Why study Korean and teach English in Korea?

Global experience, education and exchange
Korean is ranked as one of the top military intelligence priority languages
Korea is the 12th largest economy in the world and the third largest in Asia
Korea is Texas' 5th largest trading partner
Study abroad scholarships available from the Korean government
Increase job opportunities in education, business and government sectors