Become a World Explorer
South Korea has been in the spotlight in recent years for its pop culture and cuisine. Whether you are a fan of Korean boy bands such as K-Pop, are learning the language or just can’t get your fill of kimchi, CHI would love to send you on the adventure of a lifetime teaching English to a host family in South Korea. As a World Explorer in South Korea, you may be asked to tutor high school aged teens preparing for a high school abroad program in the U.S. Other families have younger children that are eager to learn English from you!
CHI works with trusted overseas partners in Seoul, South Korea to find the best host families possible for you. Please note that most placements will be outside of the city center. Seoul has a population of 10 million inhabitants, with over 600,000 international residents. It is a popular destination for people to teach English after they become TEFL certified. World Explorers often acts as a stepping stone for people thinking about teaching English abroad. Give it a shot and see how well your students learn from you.
Are you studying Korean? Cultural immersion forces you to put yourself out there and try communicating with the locals. You will be surprised at how quickly you can pick up new grammar, use the correct verb tenses and improve your accent when you are surround by native speakers.
As a World Explorer in South Korea, you will be able to take in the best of Seoul. Bukchon is said to be the most beautiful historical district in the city, a place where visitors wander through tiny streets and peer over the gabled walls to view old hanok (traditional Korean houses) of various shapes and sizes. All three of Seoul's major tourist spots (Gyeongbokgung Palace, the Cheonggyecheon stream and the King Sejong statue), are a short walk from small Gwanghwamun subway station. Have you got Gangnam style? Go check out the trendy neighborhood for yourself! The Bonguesa temple in Gangnam is a wonderfully serene spot in the middle of the city, providing striking views of the traditional city juxtaposed with the modern skyline. Overall, Seoul boasts amazing shopping, great restaurants and happening clubs. Seoul is well connected to other regions of the country. Trains can take you to tropical beaches and lush valleys in no time!
WE calculated the price for two scenarios. The first scenario considers your choices above. The second scenario is the scenario that offers the best value. We also compared our prices with two other options. A hostel-stay with 3 meals per day and a hotel-stay with 3 meals per day. For the hotel-stay, we considered 1-2 star hotels because we learned from past World Explorers that most of them are traveling on a budget. However, a home-stay (staying with a host family) is substantially better than a 2-star hotel-stay when all amenities, comfort, and support are considered. Aside from that, you will be staying with people who care about you, who will be sharing their culture with you, and who will embrace you as part of their family. These, as part of your life-changing experience, are priceless!
You will be traveling abroad on a tourist visa; hence, in most countries, you can only stay up to 90 days. We understand you might want to stay longer and we designed the World Explorers program to meet your desire. Instead of staying over 90 days in a country, we allow you, the World Explorer, to participate on a second adventure on a different country. And that is not all. You can actually participate as many times as you would like (some exclusions apply). Please contact a World Explorers customer care specialist for more information.