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Life in Korea
The Kondae area in Seoul is a university district that is popular with young people and is famous for its shopping and nightlife. Let’s take a look at the top 10 things to do in Kondae...
Life in Korea
Naver Corporation, a rival company to Kakao, handles more than 75% of all web searches in Korea. While many Koreans still use Kakao’s services for many of their online needs, Naver holds first place for...
Study Korean
As we know, Korean society is very hierarchical and this mentality is also reflected in the language. In addition to the normal difference between formal and informal language, there is also a third register of...
Life in Korea
Dongguk University is located in the large area of Jung-gu district, in Seoul. There are plenty of things to do and visit in this area. In this article we give you some ideas on how...
Korean Culture
If you decide to live and study in Korea, one of the most typical ways to make new friends with Koreans and to become closer to them is to go for a drink together. You...
Life in Korea
Christmas in Korea (크리스마스, keuriseumaseu, the Hangul transliteration of Christmas) is not as widely celebrated as it is in the West. While it is a public holiday with schools and offices closed, the festivities typically...
Life in Korea
When you study at a Korean university for the first time, you will be surprised by all that is to offer on campus. There are many facilities, like restaurants, gyms, cafeterias, banks and convenience stores....
Life in Korea
The KTX train in Korea is a fast train similar to a bullet train. However, compared to most bullet trains, it is much more commonly used.  Let’s take a look at what services they offer...
Study Korean
The Korean language, called hanguk-eo (한국어) in South Korea and joseon-eo (조선어) in North Korea, is a language of uncertain origin. Some scholars define it as an isolated language, meaning that it does not belong...
Life in Korea
Those who move to Korea for long-term study often ask a question that should not be underestimated: where can one find household items? In this article we give you tips on where to find household...
Food&Drinks
Very often we hear that it’s hard to find vegetarian food in Korea. Indeed, when talking about Korean dishes, three main elements generally come to mind immediately: rice, spiciness and meat. Because of this last,...
Life in Korea
The Korean summer is hot and humid and therefore a bit hard to bear. However, there are various tricks to cool off in summer in Korea, in particular getting a portable fan and enjoying various...
Study Korean
Starting to learn a new language can seem like an overwhelming task. There’s a lot to learn, and you don’t always know the best way to start. In this article, we will give you some pointers...
Life in Korea
Jeju Island (제주도) is a popular tourist destination for Koreans, especially in spring and summer. Often called South Korea’s Hawaii, Jeju is the largest island in the country, located south of the Korean Peninsula, considered...
Life in Korea
Summer is here and the desire to travel is on the rise. Beaches and places to enjoy water activities have always been the most popular destinations. Are you curious about the most popular summer destinations...
Korean Culture
Korea is a modern, technological country that has nevertheless remained very attached to traditions – including Korean superstitions (미신, misin). Even if many Koreans claim not to believe in them, they still continue to do...
Study Korean
Wherever you are in South Korea, there will always be a convenience store (pyeoneuijeom) where you can get food – it could be your lunch in a nice dosirak, kimbap, snacks or something else. But what...
Study Korean
If you are going to Korea, you might need to know some useful Korean phrases. By using these Korean expressions, you will sound more natural and you can fit in better. Let’s take a look...
Life in Korea
Whether you’re planning a short-term or long-term stay, you’ll want to get your hands on a SIM card in Korea as soon as possible after arriving.  We will discuss your options for SIM card in...
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In Korean, particles are used to indicate the subject and various complements by attaching them as a suffix to the noun. Thanks to theme and subject particles in Korean, we therefore understand what the role...
Life in Korea
You’ve been dreaming of being in Korea and now you finally have the chance to go. There are so many things to do in Korea, you’ll be spoilt for choice! But where to start? Here...
Life in Korea
As a language student in Korea, you are required to have a Korean health insurance coverage while you study. While you have the option to provide your own health insurance coverage, your school will also...
Life in Korea
For those living in Korea, no matter for a short or long time, you will definitely need to know how the Korean recycling system works. Recycling in Korea might seem a bit complicated and confusing...
Life in Korea
If you are in South Korea on a long-term visa, such as a study or work visa, you will need to apply for a Korean Residence Card, or formerly known as the Alien Registration Card...
Study Korean
Have you ever thought about studying Korean in Korea? We often get questions about the different options for studying in Korea. So, in this article, we decided to show you both the pros and cons...
Korean Culture
White Day in Korea (화이트데이, hwaiteu-dei), is a holiday that follows Valentine’s Day and is celebrated on 14 March. On 14 February, it is customary among Korean couples for the woman to give the man...
Life in Korea
Last updated: March 2024. If you have decided to live and study in Korea for a medium to long term, you will certainly need a comfortable place. There are various options: university dormitory, goshiwon, Korean...
Food&Drinks
Eating gluten-free in Korea is not easy at all because celiac disease is not widespread in the country, so there is little attention paid to this condition. However, finding gluten-free dishes is not impossible. In...
Study Korean
How do you say I love you in Korean? As in the rest of the world, also in Korea they celebrate Valentine’s Day on February 14. But how do they express love feelings or even...
Life in Korea
If you are in South Korea, you may need to buy some medication, whether for a flu, stomach ache, etc. Therefore, you may need to go to a pharmacy in Korea, while pyeoneuijeom (convenience store)...
Korean Culture
One of the most important holidays for Koreans is Seollal (설날), or Korean New Year. It is in fact the first day of the year according to the lunar calendar and is a holiday that...
Study Korean
First of all, what is a study trip? A study trip is a short study trip abroad, usually lasting a few weeks, and it combines an intensive language course with fun extracurricular activities. A study...
Life in Korea
Latest update: March 2024. Daegu is the fourth largest city in Korea after Seoul, Busan and Incheon, and it is definitely worth considering if you’re thinking of studying in Korea. It is indeed a metropolitan city...
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Christmas is just around the corner, so it’s a good time to brush up on some vocabulary, especially Korean words used at Christmas. How do you wish your friends in Korea a merry Christmas? Let’s...
Life in Korea
Latest updated: March 2024. The cost of studying in Korea is definitely lower than in most Western or Asian countries (such as Japan), as is the cost of Korean language courses. But how much does...
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What are Korean counters? When you use a number referring to an object, the grammatical construction in Korean is a bit different: you don’t just put the number next to the name, but you use...
Study Korean
Are you studying Korean in a local institution, or simply as a hobby born out of a passion for K-pop and K-dramas? Or are you thinking of starting to learn it properly? In this article,...
Life in Korea
Autumn (가을, gaeul in Korean) is one of the best seasons to spend in Korea. If summer is too hot, winter is too cold, and in spring the air pollution problem is slightly worse than...
Study Korean
Are you a fan of K-pop music and considering moving to Korea to learn the language? Or do you want to study Korean in Korea because you love its ancient culture? Nowadays, learning a new...
Korean Culture
Blood type in Korea is not classified differently from ours, and is therefore divided into groups A, B, AB and 0. However, it is believed in Korea that blood type influences one’s personality and therefore...
Study Korean
Thanks to media products, so many Korean terms are becoming more and more well-known all over the world. K-pop is now a widespread music genre – so much that the term is even in dictionaries....
Life in Korea
Most people who want to study the Korean language in Korea usually choose the capital of Seoul as their destination. However, there are many other places in the country where you can feel the calm...
Life in Korea
You’ve bought your ticket, booked your accommodation, and now you’re ready for your Korean adventure to begin. A little preparation can go a long way in making sure you can enjoy all the highlights and...
Life in Korea
Last updated on June 2024. If you decide to live in Korea for study or work, you may need to open a bank account at some point. A Korean bank account is certainly useful for...
Life in Korea
Many people wonder if it is really worth leaving the comforts of being at home to study abroad and, in particular, what are the reasons to study in Korea. Of course, everyone has their own...
Korean Culture
Chuseok (추석) is one of Korea’s most important holidays and was originally established to celebrate the new harvest. It falls around September/October, the time when the fruits of labour in the fields are harvested, and...
Study Korean
We have already read in a previous article which objects are typical in today’s Korean homes. Many other pieces of furniture and objects are the same as those we generally use, but what are their...
Korean Culture
Although there are many different types of houses in Korea, from flats in 40-story buildings and above, to slightly older cottages, to studios and goshiwons, the items that you can find inside a typical Korean...
Food&Drinks
In Korea, there is a special dessert for cooling off in summer: bingsu (빙수). It is a dessert consisting of a base of crushed ice to which various toppings are added and is in a...
Life in Korea
In Korea, you may be given an address as an indication to go somewhere. However, the structure of a Korean address can be confusing, especially if you don’t know how to read the Hangeul alphabet....
Korean Culture
Last updated on June 2024. Hanbok (한복) is the traditional Korean dress with ancient roots. The style belongs to the era of the Joseon dynasty at the end of the 1300s, but some researchers claim...
Life in Korea
The costs of living alone abroad can be high sometimes, but there are still several tips you can follow to save money in Korea. In this article, we have put together some advice if you...
Life in Korea
Latest updated: March 2024. Are you thinking of studying in South Korea, but don’t know how much the experience would cost if you studied in the capital? In this article, we will look at the...
Korean Culture
Children’s Day is celebrated every year on the 5th of May in Korea. As the name suggests, it is a holiday dedicated to the little ones and is a national holiday (휴일, hyuil), when schools...
Life in Korea
Latest updated: March 2024. A key part of your study trip to Korea will be the choice of accommodation. There are various options of student accommodation in Korea. Many of these can be expensive, especially...
Life in Korea
Latest update: March 2024. One of the most convenient accommodations for out-of-town students studying Korean is definitely the university dormitory in Korea, which is cheap, comfortable and practical. If you decide to study in Korea,...
Korean Culture
Anyone who approaches Korean culture will sooner or later find themselves talking about one topic in particular: mandatory military service in South Korea. Why is it that young people who have just graduated from high...
Life in Korea
Article updated on January 2024 Those who want to visit South Korea often wonder about the best time of year to go, so that they can go at a time when they can take advantage...
Life in Korea
Last update on February 2024. In recent years, South Korea has become one of the most popular places to study in Asia. The Hallyu wave and all things K-pop, K-drama and Korean cosmetics are gaining...
Korean Culture
One of the latest K-dramas to be released, Squid Game (오징어 게임), has quickly become very popular all over the world and there’s not a single person who hasn’t heard of it. It’s a survival...
Study Korean
Korean culture is slowly gaining a foothold in the rest of the world and, as a result, many untranslatable Korean words are becoming known even to non-native speakers. The use of certain Korean words are...
Korean Culture
Last update: February 2024 When travelling to another country, one is confronted with different customs and traditions, and Korea is no different. Like all Asian cultures, Korea has a set of rules to follow, imposed...
Life in Korea
Latest updated: March 2024. If you are enrolled in a Korean language course and looking for accommodation in Korea, one of the cheapest and most straightforward solutions is the goshiwon. Also known as a mini-studio,...
Study Korean
One of the most important things you need to be able to do when meeting someone for the first time, is to introduce yourself. Depending on the social context, there are various appropriate ways to...
Study Korean
Last update: February 2024 Korean is a language full of words and expressions that are used to greet others, both formal and informal, starting from expressing hello in Korean. Curious to know what they are?...
Life in Korea
Last updated on February 2024. Life as an out-of-town student is never easy. You often face financial difficulties, especially if you live abroad. But Korea will help you relieve the financial burden. If you are...
News
As of May 3, 2021, a new entry procedure has been introduced in Korea, which is different from what we were used to before the borders closed. For short stays of various kinds, up to...
Study Korean
Many Korean culture enthusiasts would like to study the language, but not everyone is ready to go to Korea. So how can you learn Korean at home and studying in your spare time? In this...
Life in Korea
Last updated on February 2024. Are you thinking of living and studying in Korea, but have no idea about how much it would cost? In this article, you will find information about prices for accommodation,...
Korean Culture
One of the factors that has increased foreign interest in South Korea is the growing popularity of K-dramas. There are two primary types of K-dramas: historical, mainly set in the ancient kingdoms of Korea; or...
Study Korean
Last updated on February 2024. There are two types of student visas for Korea: the D-2 visa for universities and D-4 visa for Korean language courses. In this article we will discuss what the D-4...
News
Hanyang University is a leading private research-focused university in South Korea and you could have the chance to study there. Read on to find out more about how to study in Korea through the Hanyang...
Korean Culture
Korean soju (소주) is the most representative alcoholic drink in South Korea which every Korean has tried at least once in their lifetime. Known in some circles as ‘Korean Firewater’, soju (소주) is without a...
Life in Korea
Every season in Korea has its highlights but spring is especially gorgeous. The cherry blossoms are incredible, and the weather means you’ll be happy to be outside without being cold. Here are some things you...
Life in Korea
If you’re up for an adventure, winter in Korea (in Korean 겨울, gyeoul) can be a perfect place to visit. Sometimes the summer can feel way too hot and humid, but the winters are cold...
Life in Korea
In the last two blogs we explained all about how to choose a Korean restaurant, and what to expect during your meal. Here’s a few more tips, and how to deal with payment. A little...
Study Korean
Looking for a job in Korea or wanting to earn a degree in Korea? The TOPIK test can help! Here’s more information all about the TOPIK test and to see if it’s right for you!...
Life in Korea
Every season in Korea has amazing highlights – cherry blossoms in the spring, skiing in the winter, and the Busan beach in the summer! But some of the best opportunities can be found during Autumn...
Life in Korea
Korean street food is a cultural emblem and has become an increasingly important commodity in drawing in tourists from across the world. The Korean street food scene is an extremely dynamic one. Korean Street food...
Food&Drinks
Eating for the first time in a Korean Restaurant? Getting set up for your meal, and what to expect before and after? In a previous blog we explained how to choose a Korean restaurant, what...
Life in Korea
Korean food is becoming increasingly popular, and it really is delicious! However, going into a Korean restaurant for the first time can be intimidating. Here are some Korean restaurant tips to make sure you have...
Study Korean
In today’s world, learning a new language is very accessible through online tools, apps, and even virtual tutors. However, learning a language in its actual country of origin is indisputably the most effective method of...
Korean Culture
You may wonder why there is a five-day weekend in the middle of autumn. This nationwide phenomenon is due to Chuseok (추석, autumn eve) or Korean Thanksgiving. Chuseok is an annual three-day holiday celebrating the...
Life in Korea
Kakao, the large Internet conglomerate (재벌, chaebol), was formed by the merger of Daum Corporation and KakaoTalk in 2014. Alongside Naver, Kakao is one of the top companies in Korea with its main businesses focused...
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