The Best Places to Teach English in South Korea
Below we have featured a map showcasing the locations of some of Korea’s major cities along with links and information about most of the cities. For each city you will see a Google link which will bring you to a search page that has links to blogs written by CREVERSE teachers who live and teach in each of the featured cities. We recommend you read these blogs to learn about not only what life is like teaching in those cities, but also about all the activities you can do during your time there.
Seoul is both Korea’s capital and largest city with a population of around 10 million. It has all the features of a world-class city, and is home to the Han River and districts such as Gangnam, Itaewon, Songpa, Hongdae and Jamsil. While it is one of the most modern cities in the world, it also is home to numerous historical sites that are worth visiting during your time in Korea.
Busan is a port city located in the southeastern part of Korea and is about a 2.5 hour train ride away from Seoul. It is Korea’s second largest city with a population of around 3.5 million and it is famous for its beaches which makes it a popular travel destination in the summer.
Daejeon is located in the “heart” of Korea and is Korea’s fifth most populated city with around 1.5 million people. Its central location makes it very convenient to travel throughout the country. Like most Korean cities, it is a great place for outdoor activities as it is surrounded by mountains and has the Gapcheon River running through it. Daejeon is also considered the Silicon Valley of Korea as it is home to many tech and engineering companies.
Jeju is an island is located off the south coast of Korea and is easily accessible by plane from the airports in Incheon, Busan and Gimpo. It is best known for being the “Hawaii of Korea,” as it is home to beautiful beaches, volcanoes, exotic flowers, waterfalls and breathtaking sunsets. Although Jeju is best known for it’s beautiful landscape, it is also home to Jeju City which has a population of around 435,000 people.
Geoje is an island located off the southeastern coast of Korea and is about an hour from the port city of Busan. Although Geoje is an island, it is connected to the mainland by bridges so you don’t need to rely on a boat or plane for transportation to and from the island. The best places to visit in Geoje include Windy Hill and Okpo, along with both the Mungdong Waterfall and Gujora Beach camping grounds. Finally, Geoje City, with a population of around 244,000 people, offers the amenities of any major city including restaurants, nightlife, shopping malls and movie theaters and one of the best places to experience all these attractions is in the Gohyheon area of the city.