This is a Gap Year where you learn Korean (Korean Language Program) and by teaching English pay your tuition and residence fees.
Geochang University (www.gc.ac.kr) is a university situated in Geochang, a rural city in South Korea. Its International Language Center offers you the opportunity to enroll anytime in a Korean Language immersion program for 6 or 12 months (one or two terms). Your stay in Korea will introduce you to a very different and unforgettable lifestyle and culture. Koreans are friendly, disciplined and work smarter.
At the University, educational and cultural field trips are arranged and other amenities (free internet, Wifi, etc.) are provided.
You will be invited to assist the Language Center in teaching English to school children. With the money you earn you pay for your Korean language tuition and residence fees ($400 pm).
After paying the above fees, you will need to support yourself with your own (or parents’) money. You will need not more than R2 000pm during your stay in Korea.
Summary of total costs
Total cost for 12 months: R40 000 (Airfare*, Own money R24 000, admin/study visa R4 000)
*Airfare is approx R12 000 (Return ticket from George via Cape Town or Johannesburg)
Your traveling safety is paramount. You will be collected at Incheon Int. Airport (Seoul) and taken directly to the University.
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