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Life in Korea
When choosing the right language course, it can be difficult to know which location is best for your needs. If you want to study in Busan, read this article about being a Korean language student...
Life in Korea
Internationally we prefer to call it a gym when we refer to a fitness place but the Korean people refer to private gyms as Helseujang (헬스장) or Helseukeulleob (헬스클럽), which essentially translates to a “health...
Life in Korea
When picking which language course is right for you, it can be difficult to know which location would be best to suit your needs. Read more on being a Korean language student at Sejong university. Sejong...
Life in Korea
Busan is the second largest city in South Korea and is a very popular destination to visit as there are many great places to see along the coastline. In this guide, we will go through...
Life in Korea
In February 2024, South Korea is featured among the best 10 places to study abroad according to Forbes statistics. Influenced by Hallyu (한류, Korean wave) and gaining more traction in Korea’s education system, our team at...
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...
Life in Korea
Calling all K-pop fans from all over the world! Ever wondered what it is like to experience a K-pop concert in Korea? Enough of watching fan-cams on YouTube, now you get to meet your beloved...
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...
Life in Korea
When picking which language course is right for you, it can be difficult to know which location would be best to suit your needs. If you are discovering Seoul for the first time through learning...
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
No employee shops have been appearing globally over the past few years. Although places like Amazon have launched stores with this concept world-wide, they have been actively growing in Seoul and stock much more than...
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...
Life in Korea
If you are visiting Korea for the first time, you will quickly notice that hiking is a common hobby. Many South Korean cities are surrounded by beautiful mountains that showcase the country’s incredible views. As...
Life in Korea
When travelling from Incheon Airport into Seoul for the first time, it can be overwhelming to know what type of transport would be best for your journey. There are four main ways to get to...
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...
Life in Korea
Last updated: March 2024. When living and studying in South Korea, it is natural to want to send souvenirs abroad to friends and family as well as if you think your items won’t all fit...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Life in Korea
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 family or share house....
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)...
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...
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...
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...
Life in Korea
Latest updated: June 2024 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 that offer...
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...
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....
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...
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
Once a year, cherry blossoms bloom in South Korea. The land of the morning calm turns pink from all the beautiful cherry blossom trees! During this time of spring, people seek out the best roads,...
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,...
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...
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,...
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...
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,...
Life in Korea
Most people who decide to study Korean in Korea choose to live in Seoul. The reason is simple: Seoul is not only the capital of South Korea, but it is also a growing metropolitan city...
Life in Korea
Last update on February 2024 Are you thinking about living and studying in South Korea, but have a lot of questions that you can’t find the answers to? This is totally normal and there are...
Life in Korea
Go! Go! Hanguk offers free support to help you apply for a Korean language course in Korea. Our service is available in Italian, English and Spanish, which means you can contact us in those languages...
Life in Korea
Many Koreans love to spend their time in coffee shops, whether they’re working, studying or having a chat – all in front of an extra-large cup of coffee and an Instagrammable dessert. For this reason,...
Life in Korea
Getting around in the big cities such as Seoul and Busan is very easy thanks to the efficient subway systems. However, traveling around Korea by train and buses can be a bit confusing. So let’s...
Life in Korea
Last update on February 2024 These are the apps you need in Korea. Some are essential for functioning in Korean society and some are recommended apps that can help you enjoy your time in Korea...
Life in Korea
Black Day is an unofficial holiday for singles in Korea! We all know that Valentine’s Day is celebrated throughout the world every year on February 14th. But in Korea and a few other Asian countries,...
Life in Korea
Whether it’s the songs and the dancing, the music videos and concerts, or the idols themselves, it’s fair to say that K-pop fever is easy to catch. As well as the great entertainment value though,...
Korean Culture
Winters in Korea can be extremely cold. If you are visiting Seoul during this time you can expect sub zero temperatures, regularly in the -10 to -20 degrees Celsius range! If you are looking to...
Life in Korea
Last updated on February 2024. There are many different visas for Korea. The necessary visas and rules for South Korea obviously vary from country to country. It is important to understand which visas are available...
Korean Culture
There’s nothing more comforting than warm, delicious food to ail the bitter cold of winter. Korea being a country for foodies everywhere is here to provide and never disappoint. Here are some winter foods to...
Life in Korea
Winter in Korea is a beautiful time to experience the country! Don’t let the wind and snow affect your trip plans! Experiencing a white winter is a dream of many people from tropical countries. This...
Life in Korea
Korea is not one to shy away from thrilling amusement parks. Whether you are traveling with friends or family, you definitely need to take some time to explore Korea’s theme parks. Korea thrives with great...
Korean Culture
The Pentaport Rock Festival is a three day event that takes place every summer in Incheon. It is considered to be one of the biggest live music events in South Korea. The lineup is always...
Life in Korea
Hidden deep within Gangwondo (강원도) is a small county that goes by the name of Yeongwol. The area offers breathtaking sights for all because it is shrouded in green hills, with the Dongang (동강) snaking...
Korean Culture
The National Museum of Korean Contemporary History (대한민국역사박물관) opened its doors to the public on December 26, 2012. The museum contains both the modern and contemporary history of Korea. It is located near Gwanghwamun (광화문)....
Korean Culture
Daegu (대구) might not be the first Korean city that comes to mind. However, it is one of the most accessible cities located in the middle of the country, with so much to offer. It’s...
Life in Korea
Hongdae (홍대) is a curious part of Seoul and also home to Yeonnamdong. Various subcultures within Seoul come together and blend here. It is a window into what being a young Korean person entails. The...
Korean Culture
Every country has different quirks and tricks that are unique to it when eating out. Eating out in Korea is certainly no different. Knowing and understanding the rules and etiquette not only helps you to...
Life in Korea
If you live around Gongdeok (공덕), or Hongdae (홍대), the likelihood of you knowing about the Gyeongui Line (경의선) path is possibly very high. It’s one of the best attractions for those who love the...
Life in Korea
When it comes to exploring Korea there are likely several places all ready on your radar. Where are the must see locations in Korea? You surely know Seoul, the sprawling capital city of over 10...
Life in Korea
The Busan coast hosts many tourist attractions of Busan. The landscape showcases both the beauty of nature and the excitement of a thriving, modern city. The sprawling beaches and cliff faces combine with impressive structures...
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
Korean romance dramas are the primary attraction of most people interested in Korean dramas. With some of the most iconic couples, Korean dramas never cease to amaze. The following is a list of ten of...
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
If you need a break from city life, there are plenty of day trips from Seoul. Ride the KTX (Korean Train eXpress) or intercity buses to explore different parts of South Korea with ease! 1....
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...
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...
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...
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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