- From: Seoul
- Registered: 2011-10-17
- Posts: 21
No English passport but lived in England most of my life!
I'm trying to find a good deal working abroad so I am exploring different places that could be considered to teach English.
I was suggested to look into South Korea. But have a problem, I am Italian with Italian passport but spent most of my life since child and educational life here in UK. My degrees where in English one a BA (Hons) and the other PGCE for teaching where took AS and A-level English Language as my subject.
Having stated this I know that in South Korea they specify that they only accept candidates whom originate from the USA, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa. This is due to strict laws and to be able to gain the E2 visa that is required to teach legally!
I emailed Korea.horizons to inquire but they have not got back to me and now I have attempted to apply for a job regardless. How much of a problem would this pose? I am not allowed to have duo citizenship, as parents both Italian.
Also I have heard some negative stories about working in private schools. The one I applied of is an elemetary school in Seoul.
Could someone also please outline the pro's and cons of being an expat in South Korea and how hard would it be to meet other foreigners or make friends in general?
It would be a year so big step for me and I want to make sure it runs as smoothly as it possible could and I do the right things to make it an enjoyable experience should things happen.
Many thanks guys, much appreciated