Teaching in Daegu

Daegu, also known as Taegu, has a population of 2.5 million. Historically, Daegu was the administrative seat of government for the Joseon Dynasty and most of the ruling classes came from this city. The city has hosted both a World Cup Semi-Final and a World Athletics Championships, yet remains quite low profile internationally.

Daegu, also known as Taegu, has a population of 2.5 million. Historically, Daegu was the administrative seat of government for the Joseon Dynasty and most of the ruling classes came from this city. The city has hosted both a World Cup Semi-Final and a World Athletics Championships, yet remains quite low profile internationally.

Daegu pretty much lives up to clichés about big cities with a small town feel. Certainly there is bustle and traffic but most of the city is made up of quiet neighborhoods with their local corner bars and inexpensive restaurants. Unlike many other large Korean cities, it is mostly laid out in a grid system which greatly reduces traffic snarls, and the 3-line subway system is modern, clean and convenient. The subway centres around the single downtown area which draws all of the city’s energy into a network of pedestrianized streets and is home to a lot of shopping, from high-end boutiques to low-cost electronics markets, western bars and many good western restaurants.

Daegu is quickly becoming a culturally diverse city and this is reflected in the wide variety of restaurant options. In addition to world renowned Korean food, the city also boasts a wide variety of international restaurants, and there is hardly a country’s cuisine which isn’t represented in some way. For those looking for an exciting night out after dinner, this truly is a city that never sleeps. The wide variety of foreign theme bars, nightclubs, clubs, dive bars and local hostelries means you’ll never be short of things to do. Even on a shoestring budget, you can eat drink and be merry.

 

Daegu’s location makes it a great starting point to explore the rest of the country; Andong and Gyeongju, two prime tourist destinations, are only an hour or so away, as is the coast. The westerners living here appreciate the city’s benefits but can find it hot and humid in summer. Keep an eye open for new teaching positions in Daegu on our Jobs Section which is updated regularly.

How To Apply.

If you’re still at home, getting your visa is probably your priority and the process takes a bit of time and effort (depending on which country you will be employed in of course).

We will advise you on every step and make it as stress free as possible. Suffice to say, once it’s done and you’re here you’ll wonder what you fretted about. It goes without saying that if you have any questions, please email us using our Contact us form on this site or directly through admin@teachersforasia.com

So what exactly is a teaching Visa? This is what you will need to legally teach over here in Asia. It is usually valid for 12 months (the length of a standard contract) from the date of entry into the country and of course, it’s renewable.

In order to be eligible for this visa, teachers must hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree (either 3 or 4 years) from an accredited University and be a citizen of one of the following English speaking countries – USA, Canada, Ireland, UK, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

Your visa will only allow you to work at the specific school which sponsors your visa. You cannot work at another school unless you receive a special permission from immigration on your visa. When you receive your visa, it may be a single-entry visa. If you wish to travel internationally from your base country here in Asia, as many teachers do, you will need to apply for a multiple reentry visa at the immigration office. This is very easy to obtain and usually doesn’t cost a lot.

Learn more about these locations:

seoul

Seoul

Busan

Busan

Daegu

Daegu

And of course we are available for an informal skype chat once you get in touch with your details via our Contact Us section or simply email us at admin@teachersforasia.com