Testimonials

Mark Nolan – Lykeion Gwanggyo campus in Gwanggyo

My name is Mark. I contacted Education Adventure looking for a job at the end of 2016. I received a response from a recruiter called Ellie Yun. She was fantastic and guided me through the whole process. She went out of her way to help me secure a job in an area that suited me with a highly reputable Academy.  Any questions I had for Ellie during the visa process were answered swiftly and honestly.

The English Academy I was placed with is called Lykieon Language Forum and is based in Suwon. I have been here for 5 months now and I’ve really enjoyed it. Lykieon is a fantastic Academy to work for. The workload is light, students are great and I have had no issues at all. I have Ellie to thank for finding me such a fantastic Academy.  I have heard stories of other people working much longer hours and not getting paid on time in other academies.

Suwon is a great area to live. It has a decent nightlife and Seoul is only an hour away on the subway. Suwon is also home to the Suwon Bluewings, so you can enjoy some football on the weekends.

Mark Nolan

Jan 2017- Present

ESL instructor at Lykeion Language Forum -Gwanggyo campus

 

Alysha Lalonde-Taught more than a year at Avalon Gwanggyo campus

My name is Alysha and I started my search for a position in Korean in early 2015. With friends having taught in Korea in the past, I was highly encouraged to contact Ellie at Education Adventure.

I did so, and within a couple of days, I knew I had made the right decision. Ellie asked me what my priorities were in terms of my job search, and made sure that these were met with every potential contract sent my way. Ellie was quick to reply to e-mails, and also made herself available to answer any questions or concerns within a very timely manner.

When I had almost decided on a school, I had expressed my concerns with Ellie: although I felt great about the interview, and had a gut feeling that the right decision was to accept the position, I found it difficult to find information regarding that specific campus on the Internet. Very understanding, Ellie contacted the school director for further explanation, and helped me understand that it was a new campus in a new and growing city. She put me in contact with current teachers from that site. During the whole process, Ellie was very understanding of all questions and concerned, and never made me feel as though I had to make a quick decision.

My time in Korea was fantastic. I reached out to Ellie a couple of times during my time in Korea, and, as always, she was quick to answer me with helpful information. Even upon my return, I have been in contact with Ellie and, without a doubt, she has always come through.

I would, without hesitation, encourage anyone considering teaching in Korea, to do so with the help of Ellie.

Rebecca Hanson – currently living and teaching in Busan Haeundae

Sally is amazing!

Moving to a foreign country is exciting, and the nitty gritty details of making that happen successfully and smoothly are all part of the excitement. Sometimes bureaucratic procedures, cultural differences, and not speaking the language of the country you are moving to can wrinkle that thrill into stress …But not if you have one Mrs Sally Kwon on your side!!!

Sally went above and beyond for myself and my coworkers on too many occasions to count. She stayed up well past her bedtime to be sure that I was well-communicated with, and that my needs were covered whenever I required help down to the smallest detail. I did not even have to ask; she just did it! This is because she cares about her teachers and what happens to them in their adventures and lives.

Any moving-to-Korea/working in Korea tool you need, she has in her belt, including spares just in case.

She has all of the skills required to not only find schools the right teachers, but also find teachers the right schools for them. Sally truly has the best interests of all parties involved in the job-placement and immigration process, but she holds her teachers above all others when it comes to her responsibility as your recruiter.

I will always recommend Sally Kwon to anyone and everyone thinking about teaching in Korea.  She can’t be beat!

 

Justin Cassel – working with Education Adventure

I have had the pleasure of working with Sally and Education Adventure twice now while teaching in Korea.  The first time was shortly after university.  Sally found me a great job working at a hagwon (yes, I know hagwons have a bad rap and you may think this is impossible) in Suwon, just outside of Seoul.  The second time Sally found me a great job in Busan that had everything I was looking for in a teaching position.  The reason I chose Sally over other recruiters was because she listened to my needs and wants and didn’t put me into the first position she had available.  Also, she has been there to answer any questions I have had during both of my experiences in Korea, whether they be prior to my arrival about my visa or after landing in regards to working hours, overtime pay, health insurance, or any old random question.  She and Education Adventure have been extremely professional, helpful, and I would recommend them to any of my friends.  Stick with Sally!  She knows what she is doing and will find the right school for you!

 Justin Cassel 

currently living in Busan, South Korea

Holden Choi – working at Avalon Sujin campus

Education Adventure was incredibly helpful when I was looking for a teaching position in South Korea. My recruiter’s punctuality and dedication allowed me to find a position much sooner than I had expected and at a very welcoming campus. Given how long I had been looking before contacting Education Adventure, I do not know if I could have made it to Korea without them. I am very grateful for all their help.

The Suji campus has been very welcoming and supportive in my first time in Korea. In addition, the other teachers and administrators are friendly and helpful as I adjust to the academy schedule. Having never taught English as a foreign language, I was nervous about my ability to teach well, but everyone has provided useful information and lessons that smoothed the transition.

Andrew Kunis – Avalon LangCon Pyeongchon Campus

I definitely recommend Education Adventure if you are interested in teaching in Korea. Education Adventure is extremely professional and prompt. Any question or concern I had was answered quickly addressed and solved. Which is excellent if you are a first time teacher. Sally Kwon will guide you throughout the whole process, and continue to always be available for help or questions even after you get to Korea. I really appreciated and was amazed by the extra effort Sally went to find me a school where I was happy with the location and felt comfortable at. I have nothing but positive things to say about Sally and Education Adventure. From helping with the convoluted visa process to giving tips on interviewing with schools and making sure interviews with schools were not set up in the early hours of the AM so I could be well rested Sally Kwon always went the extra mile to ensure that you will be prepared and ready for Korea.

Andrew Hines: Teaching and Living near Busan Haeundae. Highly Recommend Education Adventure!

For anyone looking to teach English in Korea I would highly recommend going through Education Adventure! Sally, who runs the program, will guide you every step of the way and make sure that you feel comfortable throughout the process of securing a teaching position. She takes the time to get to know you and really focuses on what positions would be a good fit based on your personality, teaching experience (which was none, in my case), and other preferences you might have. Any time you have a question or concern you can email, call, or Skype Sally and she will respond very quickly. She even takes the time to visit some of her teachers in Korea!

Working with Sally and Education Adventure was a great experience and I couldn’t be happier that I chose to use them as my recruiter. If you are unsure about who to use, use Education Adventure! I promise you will be happy with how you are treated. Sally makes you feel very comfortable, in what could otherwise be a very intimidating process.

Andrew Hines – Avalon English Busan Haeundae campus 

David Mason; Teaching and living in Busan

I am very happy with the work Education Adventure did to secure me a school in Busan. Sally really went the extra mile with everything. She held my hand during the entire recruitment process, telling me exactly what I needed and what I had to do. I also have to give her a big thumbs up for helping me get to my school. I was supposed to find my own way from the Seoul Airport to the Gimhae airport I order to get my flight to Busan and Sally actually arranged a for someone to meet me at the airport, buy my bus ticket and walk me right to the ticket counter. I was dreading trying to figure out how to get to the next airport to make my flight in time but Sally took care of that for me. The school she set me up with is great. The only thing I feel I need to mention is, make sure you’re not the only foreigner at the school you’re going to teach at. It can be really hard to make friends if you don’t have anyone to show you around. Otherwise you’re stuck venturing out into the city to visit foreigner bars and hoping to meet people who will take you under their wing.
David Mason, Busan Little Campus Centum   11/19/2015

Suvin Lee, ESL teacher with Avalon Jookjeon Campus in Yongin city

August 26, 2015

I hope you are having a wonderful week. I just wanted to tell you how I have been doing and also a thank you letter! It has been awesome for the past 2 weeks of training. The first week was super fun meeting the new workers of different campuses, along with Amos and Linda for training. It was VERY welcoming and lots of GREAT important information. The campus at Jeongja was very nice and also my campus at Jukjeon. The people were so caring and nice that I was not scared or nervous to ask questions. The second week was also fun. Everyone helped me with so much information. I am loving it here and it’s so exciting. I am so full of energy. I REALLY want to thank you for always helping me. I think I was well-prepared because of your help! Thank you SO much Sally! Please keep in touch and I hope you can visit Korea soon too! 😀 Have a wonderful upcoming weekend.

Best,
Suvin Lee

Darron Seller-Peritz, English Teacher with Bridge Light ELS in Chuncheon

Working with Education Adventure has been nothing but a pleasure. I enjoyed everything about the agency. The staff was kind, helpful and accommodating. They went out of their way to make sure that I was doing everything properly and put all the chances on my side to get the position that I wanted and that was suited for me. They made me feel as if I was more than just a paycheck, which is a rarity in this business. After all, it is a big and scary change for most of us, so it is nice to feel like someone cares about finding you a place that you will enjoy. Also, they have a high level of professionalism and a lot of experience. I always felt like they could draw from their past experience to give me the best advice. This gave me a lot of confidence in my choices. Finally, the school I was finally placed in is amazing! I really enjoy the work environment, my coworkers and the city where I live. Overall, I would highly recommend working with Education Adventure for teaching English in Korea!