Social Enterprise Gap Year Program - Change the World in Seoul

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Would you like to get to know South Korea? Do you need an internship to finish your studies? If you're thinking about taking an internship, you've come to the right place!

If you want to reach a social enterprise or NGO in South Korea, we can help!
Korea Gap Year arranges interesting internships for high school graduates and college/university students, from 2 months in varied areas and all over Korea.

You can contact and ask this program via an email as below.
Olivia Ju,

Looking forward to hearing from you!
*this internship is for a non-paid internship.

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Yes, I recommend this program

12 weeks internship

KGY is amazing! I completed my internship in a company in Seoul, which was very important for my university studies. Without KGY it would’ve been very hard to find an internship place during the stressful exam period I had prior to the internship period.
The communication with KGY went smoothly. Miss Olivia Ju who handled my case was very helpful, patient and very friendly from the beginning to the end! She even helped me to get in a language class so I would be able to acquire more necessary language skills needed to get around more easily.
After the internship period we got to visit the 경복궁 wearing 한복 which was amazing (see picture). I had no major difficulties and Korea is a very safe country!
In conclusion, I’d recommend KGY to anyone who would like great assistance for their internship in Korea ^^

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Look for a stay well in advance! Do a lot of research on the different aspects of the culture before coming and learn at least some survival Korean.
4 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

5 months internship at KGY

I've had my internship at Korea gapyear for 5 months.
All I can say is that they're very lovely and warm-hearted people. I'm so grateful for meeting them and be able to spend the last 5 months with them.
They always stood behind my back and were able to help, showed me all Korean things on a daily basis, tried teaching me Korean as much as they could and I'm very grateful for that.
I've learned so much on personal levels by being here, but it was always comforting to know that these people would always stand by me and try their best to help me.
They told me we're like family now and I'll miss them very much. But whenever im in Korea again, I'll surely come visit them many times:)

I can only be positive about them! I really really had a great time at Korea gapyear.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
When we found out that I LOVE kimchi jjigae, we made it a thing!
I will miss eating it with them and getting too overly excited on Tuesdays :)
4 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

My 2 month experience in South Korea

Hello everyone, so I spent two months in Seoul,South Korea for an internship at Africa Insight. These two months were amazing! I have met so many people from all around the world. I have discovered a lot about working in an office but I also got to help organize the Seoul Africa Festival and I have been invited to important events in fancy hotels in Seoul.

During these two months I had the chance to visit so many places like palaces, themed park, traditional markets, rooftops, cute streets and cafes, even a huge music festival!
To sum up I fell in love with the korean culture and its people!!
If I had to do it again I wouldn't change anything at all.

Thank you to Korea Gap Year and especially Olivia and Youjin for making this possible for me and making this life experience an amazing one!

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
I think it was when I got invited to dinner by the Gabonese Ambassy here in Seoul with all the very important people! But also when I saw living octopus for people to eat but I did not try it aha.
4 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program


I am Amber, french student in international trade and I had a two-months internship at Korea GapYear.

Thank you very much to Korea GapYear and to all the staff for allowing me to do my internship in Seoul as I really wanted to. They have been very nice and warm to me since the very first day and helped me integrate into korean life. They have been really understanding and allowed me to gain experience, knowledge and try new things during my internship.
Thank you particularly to Olivia who was my tutor during this internship and who helped me not only with my work but with the preparation of my stay in Seoul and my integration into korean culture.
They've been really open-minded as I came while I was fasting and that made me feel even more comfortable working with them.

What was your funniest moment?
Filming a video for applicants going to France (because I am myself) and having to scream to test the mic before each take.
3 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

The first intership in Korea

I would like to thank GapYear for help in finding a place for the internship. I could address to them in any question and problem. And they immediately tried to help me. In addition, they helped us not only before the internship, but also during it. Thanks to them, I got a great opportunity to go to Korea for an internship, for 2 months, which I had long dreamed of. Therefore, if you dream to go to Korea, and also get some experience, I advise you to turn to GapYear. They will certainly help you.

4 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Worth experience ever

It was my first experience to working since I graduated and Korea GAP YEAR really teach me what I need to learn and know . All of the coworkers were nice and helpful. Even I am not fluent in Korean they trying to understand what I am saying. If you love Korea and want to have work experience in a peaceful environment you can apply for short term internship in here ! and plus , all of the coworkers and the CEO are open minded it's easier for you to adapt in here !

What would you improve about this program?
provide English website so people who couldn't understand Korea can join this program
3 people found this review helpful.