How many vacation days do you get with Epik?

How many vacation days do you get with Epik?

26 days
EPIK teachers are entitled to 26 days of paid vacation per contract (weekends are excluded). Generally, vacation is allowed to be taken during the summer in August and in the Winter in January when the students are on break.

Do Korean students get summer break?

There are summer and winter breaks, but 10 optional half days at the beginning and end of each break (which are attended by practically all students) reduce each of these biennial vacations to the remaining 10 days. And the biggest holidays are Seollal (Lunar New Year’s day) and Chuseok (Similar to Thanksgiving day).

How many holidays are there in Korea?

South Koreans are entitled to 16 holidays per year. This makes South Korea one of the countries with the top holiday entitlements, behind India and Colombia.

What holiday is in Korea right now?

List of public holidays in South Korea

English name Korean name Date
Liberation Day 광복절 August 15
Chuseok 추석 15th day of 8th lunar month
National Foundation Day 개천절 October 3
Hangul Day 한글날 October 9

Is it hard to get into EPIK?

Here is the honest truth: the program is very competitive. As our teacher Jenni stated in her blog, “I’ve heard it said it is more difficult to get into the EPIK program than into law school.

What does EPIK cover?

The EPIK program will pay 50% of your medical insurance premiums. EPIK teachers pay the other 50%, which means you are looking at roughly 2.95% of your salary being deducted each month for medical insurance. This will allow you to receive medical attention and prescription medicine at a fraction of the cost.

How old are 9th graders Korea?

School Grades in South Korea

Infant School
9th Grade 14-15 (15-16)
High School
10th Grade 15-16 (16-17)
11th Grade 16-17 (17-18)

How long is a Korean school day?

The school year in South Korea typically runs from March to February. The year is divided into two semesters (March to July and September to February). School days are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., but many stay later into the evening. In addition, students help clean up their classroom before leaving.

What is White Day in Korea?

White Day is celebrated in South Korea by boys giving gifts to girls. Typically these gifts include candy, chocolate, snacks, or other types of gifts that girls like. On February 14th in South Korea, girls give out chocolates to their crush, significant other, or valentine.

What is the biggest holiday in South Korea?

Chuseok is considered the biggest and most meaningful holiday among Koreans, and approximately 30 million people still travel to their hometowns. That’s another reason why it is considered the busiest holiday.

What is Red Day in Korea?

Public holidays in South Korea are commonly known as ‘Red Days’ as this is how they are usually coloured in printed calendars. The Korean government has announced that from the second half of 2014 onwards, if the date of Seollal, Chuseok, or Children’s Day falls on Sunday, then the holiday will be extended to Monday.