How much money do I need to move to South Korea?
South Korea is one of the most popular markets for teaching English as a foreign language. Thousands of teachers decide to live and work in South Korea each year, but how much money do you really need in order to make the leap? Consider that you will need at least a four-year degree in order to obtain a work visa in Korea. You will also need 2 university transcripts, an FBI background check, 6 photos and enough money to get you through until your first paycheck arrives. A TEFL certificate and high school transcripts are often required as well. All your documents will need to be apostiled. Additional costs for your visa application and plane tickets can amount to around $4,000 USD.