J-1 Korea WEST

Are you ready to go WEST?

Program designed specifically for elite South Korean students

Designated by the Department of State, ICCE is a J-1 Visa sponsor for the Korea WEST program. Korea WEST = Work, English Study, Travel. We sponsor South Korean students and young professionals who are hand-picked and meticulously elected based on certain criteria, including a qualitative intelligence score, by the Korean Ministry of Education (MOE) to work, study English, and independently travel for a duration of up to 6-18 months in the program’s entirety. This is a wonderful opportunity to experience the U.S. and engage closely with American culture!

ICCE Korea WEST program is enthusiastically collaborating with the Ministry of Education in the Republic of Korea and the U.S. Department of State to run this program successfully.

Program Types:

  • WEST 6-month Program – 2 months of language school, 4 months of internship, and 1 month of travel
  • WEST 12-month Program – 3 months of language school, 8 months of internship, and 1 month of travel
  • WEST 18-month Program – 4 months of language school, 12 months of internship, and 1 month of travel
  • WEST Plus Program – 2 months of language school, 10 months of internship, and 1 month of travel
  • Immersive English courses in southern California at an established language-learning institution
  • Employment with a trusted Host Company where you will learn about American business and work with individuals with diverse backgrounds.
  • Experience what the United States has to offer during your open travel period

Program Bundle:

  • Your visa sponsorship provided by ICCE
  • Attend English courses in southern California at a distinguished learning institute
  • Guaranteed internship placement at a trusted Host Company that directly correlates with your field of study
  • Continued support from ICCE with a 24-hour emergency phone line
  • Medical insurance coverage
  • Interview preparation assistance
  • Global leadership workshop
  • Cultural enrichment events & contests
  • Safety & Health classes
  • Pre-departure orientation in Seoul directed by ICCE

ESL Locations & Curriculum

The ESL school has three locations in Southern California: Los Angeles, Pasadena, and Irvine. All three cities are roughly an hour within one another and have housing options of dormitory, home-stay, or your own finding.

  • Dormitory: Occupants will all be attending the same language school. Meals are not provided. Room comes with a bed and a desk. You must bring your own bedding and anything else you may want or need.
  • Home-stay: You will live with an American family who will provide you support, two meals a day, a private bedroom with necessities included.

Participants study for 25 hours a week for a total of 100 hours of instruction per term. (1 term: 4 weeks)

Get Started

Korea WEST Program applicants should submit their applications directly to South Korean Ministry of Education.
U.S. based companies that would like to host these dedicated participants and help them receive a truly great American experience send us an email letting us know you’re interested in collaborating with us! (koreawest@icceusa.com or info@icceusa.com)