Apps to download while living abroad in Seoul, South Korea

While Seoul can be a comfortable place to live once understanding the lay of the land, it can just as easily appear confusing and intimidating to those new to the city and country. For those bringing a smartphone with them, below is a list of apps that can make acclimating to life in Korea much easier: 1. Seoul Subway App Once you understand how the subway system works, it’s very clear how to navigate almost …

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Noksapyeong: The Best Neighborhood to Live in While Abroad in Seoul?

Planning to study or work abroad in Seoul this year, and wondering where is the best place to live to enjoy both your student, social, and travel life? One assumption, especially with students, is that it would be best to live as close as possible to the university they will be attending. While this does have it’s obvious benefits, our experience and the experience from our student tenants speaks to otherwise. For those looking for …

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7 Things to Prepare Before Coming to Seoul as a Student

Coming to Seoul (or any foreign country for that matter) can be an exciting experience, especially if you’re coming to study, intern, or work. The list below contains a few things to considering preparing that can certainly make your transition into the new country a much smoother and stress-free experience. Enjoy! 1. Buy a Sim Card (ideally online and in advance) In many ways, Seoul is an incredibly advanced and efficient city, and in other …

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A Guide to Living Options in Seoul for International Students and Interns

So, you’ve received your acceptance letter in the mail notifying you that you’re going to be studying in Seoul for a semester or two. Or perhaps you’ve been employed by that international company and you have 2 months to pack up and move. Congratulations! You’re in for an awesome adventure. I remember how bright-eyed and excited I was when I first came to Seoul to study abroad, which was about…*thinks*…11 years ago…(eyes glaze over and …

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5 Activities for an Awesome Summer in Seoul 2018

Coming to Korea this summer and wondering what else you could do besides what you’ve seen in a Lonely Planet guidebook? This list will give you an idea of what Koreans and international residents will be getting into this summer. When doing my research on events taking place in Seoul this summer, I quickly realized that this blog post could turn into something closer to a “top 100” list. So to save you time, I’ve …

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