What is GEPIK?

GEPIK is Gyeonggi English Program in Korea, which was established to provide English education in the Gyeonggi province. Surrounding South Korea’s capital city, Seoul, lies Gyeonggi-do province — an area which has the unique attraction of mixing the best of big city life while maintaining plenty of space to get out and roam without all the hustle and bustle of the big city. Annually, Gyeonggi-do is rated as having the best lifestyle by foreign teachers in South Korea, offering the conveniences of the big city as well as the opportunity to engage and explore South Korea’s more traditional ways of life. Gyeonggi-do is an amazing place where one minute you can find yourself among South Korea’s trendiest and hippest shopping centers and restaurants, and the next minute submerged in the tranquility of Buddhist temples with fresh water streams peacefully passing you by as you stretch your legs for a long mountain hike. Interconnected with Seoul’s vast and convenient subway and bus lines you’re always within reach of something new and exciting.

Qualification Requirements

  • Have completed two full academic years or more at an accredited college or university.
  • Be a citizen from a country where the primary language is English.
  • Canadian citizens from the Quebec Province and countries where English is a co-official language and/or applicants from non-English language backgrounds whose first language is not English must have been taught in English-language schools from junior high school through the university level.
  • Ethnic Korean applicants with foreign citizenship or legal residencies must have been taught in English-language schools from junior high school or earlier and have lived abroad for a minimum of 10 years. (If you are a male citizen of the Republic of Korea under the age of 35, you must have either completed mandatory military service or have received an official waiver.)
  • Be fluent and proficient in the English grammar and structure and be able to communicate fluently with clear and distinct pronunciation.
  • Be mentally and physically capable of performing specified responsibilities and duties.
  • Have the willingness and ability to adapt to Korean culture and living.
  • Meet the criteria of eligibility for E2 (work) visa set forth by the Korean Immigration Authority.
  • Aged 50 or over may be excluded from the selection due to the purpose and the aim of GEPIK.


Please fill out the following application form and Email with your resume to kirsusa@gmail.com

Application Form: Download

Sample 2016 GEPPIK Employment Contract: Download

Application Checklist

1: Application Form with a glued passport photo

2: Resume

3: Copy of Passport photo page

4: Educational Documents 

  • Sealed University Transcript
  • Apostillized copy of Degree
  • TESOL/TEFLE Certificate (min of 100hrs)

5: At least two or more References (Personal & Professional)

   -Your Professional References should describe

  • Work duties and performance
  • Duration of FULL-TIME employment
  • Full contact information of referee/employer

   -Your Personal References should describe:

  • Your character and full contact information of the referee

6: Criminal Record Certificate

   -Must be

  • Apostilled or confirmed by the consul at a diplomatic mission abroad
  • Issued within 6 months from the application date
  • A nationwide criminal background check from your own country's government which covers the whole country's information

-Please note that possession of any criminal record will immediately disqualify you from gaining employment in GEPIK