Housing is included in your EPIK contract but differs greatly depending on POE and location. It can range from a small studio apartment to a several room house. The contract also stipulates that those who are not given accommodations will receive a monthly housing allowance of 300,000 won. As of February, 2007 the housing allowance in Jeju was increased to 350,000 won.
The demand for English teachers in Korea greatly exceeds the supply, and just about anyone from an English-speaking country with a four-year university degree can find a job here. These TEFL jobs provide salary, airfare to and from Korea, housing, and severance pay.
This is a common question for people looking to teach English in Korea as FBI checks take anywhere from 6-12 weeks to process, and many people need to start a teaching job ASAP. We've spoken with several people, and this is how they were able to expedite the process.
Teaching English at a winter or summer camp in Korea is a great way to earn good money, gain teaching experience and live in another country short term. Camp sessions usually run two to four weeks, at the end of December and again at the end of July.