Membership Information

Welcome To KORCOS!

Your institution is invited to join the Korea Council of Overseas Schools (KORCOS). KORCOS, created in 1973 with only two member schools, has become the largest organization for international educators in South Korea with more than 30 member schools and educational institutions. Total registered professionals from all those institutions are now more than 1,600 members. As the oldest professional association of international educators in the country, KORCOS hopes to grow by watching the constant changes on the environment, technology, and educational programs in the country.

As a member of KORCOS, your institution will enjoy the benefits of current professional development offerings that are relevant to the needs of today’s world. For 30 years, KORCOS has hosted an annual International Education Conference, convening all professionals from international schools, educational foundations, and universities. As a member of KORCOS, your institution will enjoy the benefits of professional development offerings that are most current and relevant to the needs of today’s world. Besides the annual International Education Conference, KORCOS also holds Job-Alike workshops throughout the year with participation by international educators from around the country.

 

 

Membership Benefits

Membership Benefits: A Quick List

Full-pledged members (FM) enjoy full attendance (includes all faculty and staff of the institution) at a KORCOS annual conference 

Associate Members (AM) may send five (5) delegates to an annual KORCOS Conference

Full members get access to Job Alikes (Jams) sponsored by KORCOS.  

Teachers from full member schools are able to apply for KORCOS Grants.

Each full member school is granted 2 votes at KORCOS Board Planning and Strategizing meetings.

Collaboration, Connectedness, Cooperation and Consortia, with colleagues from all member schools

Membership Options

KORCOS offers 4 membership options for institutions, businesses, and individuals:

Open to all educational institutions located in Korea approved by the Korea Ministry of Education, Science and Technology. Full members must pay a membership fee, and representatives are expected to attend regular board meetings, on the basis of geographic location. All faculty and staff are eligible to attend the annual conference at no additional costs. Member schools may select in the beginning of the school year one faculty member and one administrator to represent them on the KORCOS Board.

Fee: 250,000 Korean Won flat fee plus 2,000 Korean won per student annually.

Open to schools or individuals interested in supporting the objectives and purposes of KORCOS. Associate members must pay membership fees, and representatives are allowed to attend regular board meetings, but they will have no voting privileges. Only 5 faculty and staff representatives are eligible to attend the conference at no additional costs.

Fee: 250,000 Korean Won annually

 

Open to businesses interested in supporting the objectives and purpose of KORCOS. Affiliate members must pay membership fees, but representatives are allowed to attend regular board meetings only when invited, and they will have no voting privileges. Affiliate members will be permitted to set a booth and send one representative to the annual conference at no additional costs.

Fee: 400,000 Korean Won annually

Open to educators interested in supporting the objectives and purposes of KORCOS. Individual members must pay membership fees and are allowed to attend regular board meetings, but they will have no voting privileges. They are able to attend the annual conference at no additional costs.

Fees: 65,000 Korean Won annually