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Alistair is the man!

To repeat what many have said, Alistair is the real deal folks. From the beginning, he was confident in getting me a job in South Korea and he made it happen. He coached me before the interview for EPIK and I'm not sure I would have passed it without his advice. I was consistently ahead of those who did not go through a recruiter in knowledge as Alistair would communicate with us frequently which is amazing for a process in which everything feels last minute. The method of arriving a day before and spending the night in a hotel helped everyone with Korean Horizons get a jump start on getting over the jet lag. Alistair has recruiting for public schools in Korea down to a science and his attention to detail, his sparkling personality, and his care for you even after you have already been teaching for a bit (he literally helped get a bed delivered to me today) makes him a cut above the rest. I cannot recommend him enough.

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Best recruiter ever!!! Look no further!!!

The service I received from Alistair was beyond exceptional. Alistair assisted me throughout the application process and from start to finish he was there to answer every single question I had so quickly. Words cannot express how grateful I am to have had Alistair throughout this process, without his assistance I would have been so lost and stressed with all the materials that were asked of us. He is honestly the best recruiter I have ever worked with! A thousand 'thanks yous' are not enough - thank you, thank you, thank you for everything Alistair! You're simply the best! :).

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There's no one better to use than Korean Horizons

First I'd like to thank Alistair for making this entire process as less stressful as possible.
I believe if I hadn't applied through Korean Horizons I would have been feeling a lot more stressed and lost. Alistair was there for me from the beginning and answered any questions I had, he was always patient and appeared to always be on top of his game. In the beginning, I thought I was the only one he was dealing with, little did I know that there was a whole bunch of people he was dealing with, that is how effective and reliable he is. I am happy with where I have been placed and I am completely in love with my school. I am forever grateful to Alistair for helping me achieve my dream to come to South Korea.

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Korean Horizons procedure - recruiter : Alistair Wery

I am beyond grateful and cannot express my gratitude enough to Korean Horizons, and especially towards my recruiter Alistair! The entire application process was made so much easier, from the beginning until arriving in Korea - and even thereafter. The support never lacked, and I can honestly say that Alistair's advice got me through the interview and selection process with so much more ease. Alistair - THANK YOU! We (your recruits) all know how much hard work you put into us being here - your tireless hours of work have been to our benefit, and we appreciate it so much! I cannot wait to see everyone again - take care until then. :) Alistair - I will continue to recommend you to family and friends! :D

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Korean Horizons

From the off, when I first submitted my CV to Korean Horizons, Alistair was prompt and informative. He did everything he could to prepare me first for the application process, proofreading and offering tips on my application, and then for the interview, spending an hour with me on Skype going through my responses. He was quick to let me know when I passed the interview, and immediately gave me all the information I needed to submit my documents and then, eventually, secure my visa; this process wasn't exactly stress-free, but it was made so much easier by having Alistair available to answer any questions I had.

When it came to actually coming to Korea, it helped massively to know that he would be there to pick me up at the other end and set me up at a hotel for the night; this also gave me the chance to meet other teachers straight away. I also really appreciated the bag he gave each of us, which contained guidebooks and phrasebooks and a few other bits which have already been helpful over the past month. Another nice touch was his offer to us all to have him buy us what we might need from Gmarket, with us paying him back when we could, a service I've made use of while waiting for my first paycheck.

In general, it's good to know Alistair will be there to help if any problems arise during my time here, and I know that he'll be prompt and straightforward in his replies. I'd recommend Alistair and Korean Horizons to anyone without hesitation.

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Korean Horizons

Honestly cannot say enough good things Korean Horizons!

Had the best experience ever with Alistair. He puts so much time and effort to make sure you are supported in all areas. From the application through to actually settling into life in Korea, he's there every step of the way! If you are worried moving all the way across the world, Alistair is the man to go to! As well as the practical side of it, he also offers a tone of great advice and even collected us from the airport. I have made tones of friends from my first night, where we all go for dinner. Speaking to people who went through other recruiters makes me realise how lucky I was with Alistair. He was our 'mother hen' for the first few days, and still is! Seriously would have paid happily for the amazing service and care that I received.

Thanks so much Alistair!!

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It doesn’t cost you anything, but feels like you’re getting a premium service

Alistair’s help will improve your chances of making the right decision for you, and getting to where you want to get to.

I wasn’t sure which country I wanted to teach in, so I rang around a few places and spoke to some different agencies. Korean Horizons stood out.

Alistair from Korean Horizons was really helpful explaining the options available in Korea and what the process involved. Alistair checked and rechecked my application form, supporting documents, reference letters, personal statements and anything else I needed. His advice was clear and concise, to get things moving as quickly as possible.

Alistair’s personal approach made me feel at ease arriving in a foreign country with barely any Korean language skills. On the day I arrived, he collected a group of us from the airport, gave us welcome packs, showed us where to exchange our cash, drove us to a hotel (that Korean Horizons pay for!) and treated us for dinner and drinks.

The next day, Alistair took us to meet the EPIK team and we all said our farewells to him. Even though we spent less than 24 hours with Alistair, it felt like I’d known him for a lot longer because of his attention and care he gave throughout the entire recruitment process. It is also reassuring that he offers support throughout your entire year in Korea. If you need to buy things online, but don’t know how to use the Korean websites, or if you don’t have enough money yet, Alistair will buy them for you. You just pay him back when you get the money.

To me, it didn’t feel like I was dealing with a recruitment agency. It just felt like I was being guided by someone who knew my story and had my back the whole way. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Korean Horizons. Alistair will take good care of you!

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Amazing support from Korean Horizons

I have been blown away by how wonderful Korean Horizons has been for this entire process. There are so many things the application process that are confusing and stressful, but with Alistair's help, the process has been so much less scary and way more manageable. I honestly don't even want to know what it would have been like without him. He gave so much great advice that has proven to be invaluable and he has helped me to remain calm throughout the process. Upon arriving at the airport in Busan, Alistair greeted me and it felt like greeting a friend. Something that is really unique Korean Horizons is that you will be arriving a day earlier than the start of orientation and Alistair provides hotel accommodations as well as a dinner with the rest of the recruits on the first night before taking you to check-in for orientation the next day. It was so nice to have a day and evening to relax and enjoy this new environment and connect with some others who have made the same crazy decision as me before starting orientation. Even now, as I am placed at my schools and settled into my new home, I still have the support of Korean Horizons. Alistair still replies to my emails promptly just like he always did from the beginning of this process (I honestly don't know how he does it; he is amazing!). I never feel like I'm alone in this process because I know I have such a great resource to come back to any time I need it. If you want to come to Korea to teach English, I highly recommend applying through Korean Horizons!

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Korean Horizons makes moving across the world easy

There's enough information on the internet elsewhere to describe the EPIK programme itself... however not enough to describe just how good Alistair (Korean Horizons) is at his job. I didn't wait more than 12 hours for a response to my emails, and he provided excellent preparation for the interview itself. Happily answered any question I had, no matter how simple I felt it was, and always got a reply with good personality and a genuine sense that he cared my move.

Honestly couldn't find any fault (and there are countless things I could also mention... pre-orientation accommodation, welcome packs etc.), for anyone thinking of applying to EPIK it just makes sense to go with KH... it just makes life easier, why wouldn't you want that?

Thanks again Alistair for all your help.

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Hospitality in Korean Horizons

If you want to teach in Korea, you can't go wrong with Korean Horizons. My recommendation is due to several reasons, but overall it's the hospitality and knowledge provided. Alistair is a professional in helping new travelers find their gait in the Land of the Morning Calm. With every step explained and every question answered, there was no moment where I felt unsteady or unsure. It didn't hurt that upon arrival, I was treated to meals and outings with other applicants -- all expenses paid. I highly recommend Korean Horizons, and will be glad to answer any further questions by future applicants.

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South Korea / Korean Horizons

Alistair from Korean Horizons was my recruiter - I can't recommend him enough ! He helped me every step of the way to get here - I'm here now and he's still helping me. If you have any problems and if he is able to help you - he will. After speaking to people who took other avenues to get here I am even more thankful that I went with Alistair - he really goes above and beyond what other recruiters do to support you. It's a long process with a lot of hurdles and tough adjustments and it makes such a difference to know you have a recruiter with your best interests at heart.

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Apply through Korea Horizons

Alistair from Korea Horizons provided incredible assistance throughout the application process. Specifically, was communicative and upfront the process at all times. I found him to be extremely professional.

In addition, and I believe unique to Korea Horizons, is that Alistair continues to provide you with support once you arrive in Korea. He collected us at the airport and took us out for dinner, which allowed us to settle and meet people in Korea, and then continued to assist us with our countless questions even once we began at our schools!

I couldn't recommend applying to EPIK through Korea Horizons any more highly!

Thank you Alistair!

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Outstanding recruitment experience!

I would like to thank Alistair from Korean Horizons for his exceptional recruitment service. From the beginning to now living and teaching in South Korea, Alistair has assisted in making the process much easier. I would definitely recommend Korean Horizons to anyone interested in teaching abroad. I cannot be more thankful for this amazing opportunity thanks to Korean Horizons.

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You would be lucky to have Alistair as your recruiter!

Alistair made applying to teach in Korea as simple and direct as he could. The process (no matter who you apply through) has a lot of waiting periods and unknowns. Even so, I always felt taken care of. I knew I could ask Alistair anything and he would respond to the best of his knowledge. And he was always very honest and direct his response. No beating around the bush. I respect Alistair very much, and my entire family was grateful for him picking me (and the rest of the Korean Horizons gang) up at the airport and housing us in a guest house/hotel upon arrival. Not many other recruiters will do that. You would be lucky to have Alistair as your recruiter!