English Program in Korea (EPIK)


The English Program in Korea (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 within the Korean public school system throughout the country.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be a citizen of a country where English is the primary language (Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States, or South Africa).
  • Have at least a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
  • Be mentally and physically healthy.
  • Have strong English language skills.
  • Have the ability and willingness to adapt to Korean culture and life.

How to Apply

Apply on the EPIK website.

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