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Moving provinces (EPIK) and implications for vacation?
« on: June 03, 2022, 08:08:46 am »
I have a question for those people who work for EPIK and reapplied to new provinces. Itís a bit ahead of time, but i currently work in Busan and am planning on changing to work for a public school in Seoul next year. Winter vacation 2023 (right before i start the new job) will also be the first time I go to visit my family. So iím wanting to know the implications for my vacation time:
Would i need to do the orientation again before starting my contract with a new school? Meaning iíd need to be in the country the week before my contract starts? Or would it be fine to come back from vacation just two or three days before the start of the new contract? Seeing as Iíve already been through orientation in Busan etc.?


  • hangook77
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Re: Moving provinces (EPIK) and implications for vacation?
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2022, 08:10:08 am »
I have a question for those people who work for EPIK and reapplied to new provinces. Itís a bit ahead of time, but i currently work in Busan and am planning on changing to work for a public school in Seoul next year. Winter vacation 2023 (right before i start the new job) will also be the first time I go to visit my family. So iím wanting to know the implications for my vacation time:
Would i need to do the orientation again before starting my contract with a new school? Meaning iíd need to be in the country the week before my contract starts? Or would it be fine to come back from vacation just two or three days before the start of the new contract? Seeing as Iíve already been through orientation in Busan etc.?

Ask them directly.  Asides from the pay cut, they most likely can give you the answers you seek.


Re: Moving provinces (EPIK) and implications for vacation?
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2022, 09:58:44 am »
Ask them directly.  Asides from the pay cut, they most likely can give you the answers you seek.


Hi thanks, could you clarify what you mean by ďpay cutĒ?


  • nightninja
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    • April 02, 2018, 03:20:32 pm
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Re: Moving provinces (EPIK) and implications for vacation?
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2022, 04:00:01 pm »
from what I remember (not sure if this is still current) you must still attend some of the orientation (2-3 days) and get the orientation medical check done/contract signing/placement etc but that's my understanding from a few years ago....so best to ask them directly


  • mrohde13
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Re: Moving provinces (EPIK) and implications for vacation?
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2022, 03:41:32 pm »
One of my co-teachers just transferred from Ulsan to Daejeon, she said that she didn't have to go to another orientation but did have to attend a signing ceremony the day before she would start teaching at our school.  She said though to ask just to be sure because things are always changing with EPIK these days. I hope this helps


  • hangook77
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    • September 14, 2017, 09:10:12 am
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Re: Moving provinces (EPIK) and implications for vacation?
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2022, 07:46:43 am »
One of my co-teachers just transferred from Ulsan to Daejeon, she said that she didn't have to go to another orientation but did have to attend a signing ceremony the day before she would start teaching at our school.  She said though to ask just to be sure because things are always changing with EPIK these days. I hope this helps

EPIK has turned into such a bureaucratic shitshow.