Work in South Korea

Cost and inclusions

With your accommodation costs, flight reimbursement and monthly salary included – living and working in South Korea has never been more affordable and accessible.

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Work South Korea



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Your earning potential

Monthly salary
USD $1,700-1,900

Accommodation costs

Flights reimbursed after 2 months
Up to $1,000

Bonus after 12 months


Other costs


Flight costs will vary depending on the time of year and where you are flying from. After your second month of teaching, the school will reimburse up to USD $1,000 towards your flight cost.


During your 12-month teaching placement, your school will source and pay for a one-bed studio apartment for you. During your four-week TESOL course (if in-country), your accommodation will be pre-booked and paid for on arrival - USD $450. 

Travel Insurance

You must have travel insurance before you depart. You can get a quote here.

Support funds

Based on the experience of past BUNACers, we estimate you’ll need around USD $1,200 to support yourself when you arrive in South Korea.


  • TESOL qualification (three weeks in-class teacher training plus one-week cultural orientation) or 120-hour online TESOL training before you depart.
  • Guaranteed teaching placement in a South Korean school, with the option to extend your contract after 12 months.
  • One-week cultural orientation, including visiting Gyeongbokgung Palace, Te Kwon Do instruction, Korean language lessons, tea tasting and more.
  • Airport pick up and SIM card.
  • Visa assistance and 24/7 support in South Korea.
  • Private studio apartment paid for by your school.
  • Monthly salary of USD $1,700-$1,900 USD.
  • 12 paid holiday days a year, plus South Korean public holidays
  • Medical and Health insurance provided for the duration of your teaching contract. (Additional travel insurance is recommended).

Start dates

25 Jul 2022
26 Sep 2022

FAQs Got questions? We’ve got answers

Will I be taxed from my monthly wage?

There will be a tax deduction varying from school to school, which usually ranges from 10-20%.

Where will my job be based?

How many hours will I teach a week?

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