10 articles that will help you prepare to study in Korea

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Study in Korea

Looking for your next study adventure? Look no more! Korea has one of the best education systems, boasting a top-50 university ranking in the world. Living and studying in Korea has become one of the top choices among foreign students over the last decade, probably due to the influence of Hallyu (한류, Korean wave). If you’re looking to live and study in Korea, we are here to help!

We understand that the decision and preparation process could be a little overwhelming so here we have 10 useful articles that will help you prepare to study in Korea. With the help of our experienced team, we hope to provide you with all the information you need as much as possible. Let’s take a look!

10 useful articles for preparing to study in Korea

1. FAQs you need to know

Check out our FAQs on Living and studying in South Korea! This article covers everything you need to know for an abroad studying experience to study in Korea. If you’re wondering about the studying cost, visa options, Korean language requirements, or other information, we got you covered.

2. Short and long-term visa options

Did you know that there are short and long-term options to study in Korea? If you’re unsure yet, this article provides a detailed comparison between all the options available depending on the duration of stay. If you’re just keen on a short study trip, we also offer organised trips that combine language study with travel, inclusive of cultural activities and many more!

3. Eligibility for long-term visas, D-4-1 vs. H-1

For a longer period of stay, there are two different visas you can consider. As there are different requirements for the respective visas, we suggest that you take a thorough look at our article on the comparison between the D-4-1 and H-1 visas for Korea.

Additionally, here we include a detailed list of things you should look out for regarding the requirements and process on how to get the D-4 Korean student visa. If you’re planning to study in Korea, get in touch with us at least 6 months in advance. This ensures ample time for us to assist you with the entire registration process.

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4. Choosing which course is best for you

Are you looking to gain a language skill that could provide you with more career opportunities in the future? Or simply wish to gain a memorable study abroad experience? In this article, ‘Study abroad in Korea: which course is right for you?‘, you may be able to gain some insights on which Korean language course is best for you in terms of your goal and motivation. Additionally, you may discover which city best fits your lifestyle to live and study in Korea.

5. Choosing which school term is best for you

Next, let’s move on to learn about how Korean language school terms work in Korea. Korean language schools have four terms each year that are spread throughout the four seasons. For instance, if you wish to travel and study in Korea during winter then you have to take note of the application period for the December school term. If you need clarification on the respective application timeline, you can check in with us anytime!

6. Cost of living and studying in Korea

Learn more about the cost of living in South Korea to help you gain a better idea when you start your budget planning! While the cost of living varies from city to city, this article sums up general information about prices for Korean language courses, accommodation, food, transportation, and entertainment.

7. Types of student accommodations

Making Korea your second home! Finding a suitable place is very essential as you will be spending a significant period away from home. To help you with that, you may like to compare the different variations of student accommodation in Korea to find out which option is right for you!

8. Working part-time in Korea

While your initial intention may be just to stay and study in Korea, having part-time work could be another way to immerse yourself in the Korean lifestyle and culture. Furthermore, why not earn some money in the process? Nonetheless, as there are certain restrictions to legally work part-time in Korea, find out more about how to work part-time in Korea with a D-4 visa.

9. Learning the basics of the Korean language

We say ‘practice is key’ when it comes to learning a new language, but what’s more important is to get started on it! It is recommended to start learning the basic Korean alphabet before class commences. To help you achieve that, we urge you to master the Korean alphabet with Hangul Quest, an interactive learning app to ensure you master the essential foundations of Hangul with ease and confidence. Check out our short Instagram reel on how to use the Hangul Quest app! We also offer online courses if you wish to learn Korean at your convenience.

10. Studying in Korea under the age of 18

By any chance, are you enormously keen to study in Korea but under the age of 18? We understand it could be challenging to travel alone abroad where language is a barrier. Hence, Go! Go! Hanguk presents you with the Youth Korea Study Trip perfect for 14 to 17-year-olds. For a duration of 2 to 3 weeks, the study trip includes Korean lessons, accommodation throughout the course duration, and various cultural activities such as trying out K-pop dancing and visiting the amusement parks. Only limited slots are available! Click to apply for this year Youth Korea Study Trip!

Feel free to reach out to us if you have other questions! Remember to follow the Go! Go! Hanguk blog for more content, and be sure to contact us about living and studying in Korea!

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