To all people interested in teaching at Sun Moon
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Thank you so much for showing interest in teaching at Sun Moon University.
Forty-four people have responded so far from all around the world.
I have additional information about visa requirements which I am afraid
will disappoint some of you, but I hope you will keep the university in
your hearts and prayers even if you can not teach here now.
The visa the university will initially use is the E-2 visa which is for
teachers of English conversation because our teachers will in fact be
The Korean government requires that recipients of the E-2 visa come from
nations which use English as their native language. At this point the
Korean government recognizes only the following countries as nations
which use English as their native language:
Great Britain (including England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland), Canada,
the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.
However, 14 Korean teachers of English are also being sought. Korean
teachers of English must have a Master's Degree or above in English
or TESOL. Please get the news out to our Korean brothers and sisters.
I'm sorry I did not know about the nation requirement when I first posted
the notice. I apologize if some of you are disappointed. I know some of
you may not agree with the government's viewpoint, but please do not try
to persuade me. If you are not from one of the above nations, but still
feel you should qualify, please ask your government to have your Embassy
contact the Korean government to put your nation on their list. We are
not in a position to tell the government what nations to recognize yet.
And since we are a new program, we will have to do everything according
to the letter of the law. I have faith that you will understand our
For those of you who may have moved to America, the visa office requires
that the education documents submitted be from one of the countries
using English as its native language.
You would have to submit your original university diploma and a copy
of it, or if you could not submit the original, the copy would have to
be verified by a consulate. That of course would be later after your
application to the university is accepted.
Other information: the President of Sun Moon University confirmed
that family housing would not be available yet during the 2003 March -
December school year. Accordingly, the only housing available would be
Future letters will go out only to people from the nations recognized
by the Korean government...(unless I'm not sure what nation you're
from... though most of you mentioned it.) If you receive future mailings
and are not from those nations, please let me know. I'll let you know
more about the conditions offered and required as soon as they become set.
It may take a while, so please be patient.
Sincerely ITN (IMN), Lynne Kim
Once again, thank you very much for your interest in Sun Moon University.
I hope to meet you here one day soon!