Dress Code

Respectful Appearance Preferred

  • Standards of dress code vary from school to school but in general, most schools expect a “respectful” casual appearance. It is always safe and good to wear semi-formal clothes.
  • Keep in mind that you are trying to dress in a manner which presents you as a serious teacher to your students, students’ parents and business directors.
  • Avoid mini-skirts, ripped or torn jeans or t-shirts with offensive slogans, extreme haircuts, tattoos, extra piercings.

Dress Code for Male Teachers

Collared shirts, dress shirts and sweaters with a nice pair of slacks would be ideal. Some schools may ask you to wear a tie, however by no means are they required.

Dress Code - Male Teacher

Dress Code for Female Teachers

Collared blouses, dress blouses and sweaters with a pair of slacks or a nice long (knee-length) skirt would be the best.

Dress Code - Female Teacher

Set Aside a Suit for Formal Occasions

  • It may also be good idea to bring at least one business formal suit or outfit along to Korea for the formal occasions and events. The better prepared you are, the easier you’ll be able to dress appropriately for any situation.